Roaches are a common pest and some of the most prolific insects on the planet. Many invade human dwellings and carry various diseases. Commonly found in kitchens and near waste deposits, they can produce unpleasant odors and sounds.
Roaches can measure more than 2 in in length with tropical species being the largest. They have six legs and two antennae. Some species have wings, but they are not typically adept flyers.
Behavior, Diet & Habits
Roaches can enter homes through small cracks and crevices, sewer and drain pipes and vents. Sometimes, they even make their way inside on grocery bags, boxes, etc. They are drawn to locations with plentiful food, water and warmth, so homes are ideal homes breeding grounds for roaches.
Inside homes, they eat crumbs and scraps of food. They will also eat pet food that is left out overnight.
Roaches reproduce rapidly. If you see one in your home, changes are, there are countless more hiding and reproducing inside your walls. When there is plenty of food, roaches can develop into adulthood in less than six months.
Signs of Infestation
Roaches are elusive, so you may not see them. If you do, you may see one or two scurrying into a dark area when you turn on a light. You may also find droppings in pantries, basements or behind appliances. The droppings are small, and they are often mistaken for mouse droppings.
Roaches also leave behind egg capsules in dark areas. You may find these dark cases in your basement, laundry room or kitchen. They can also be found behind appliances, under cabinets and behind stored items.
How to Get Rid of Roaches
Without special materials and equipment, getting rid of roaches may be next to impossible. Because they are known carriers of disease, we recommend contacting us at the first sign of an infestation. We will come to your home, assess the situation and develop a treatment plan to get rid of roaches once and for all. For help getting rid of roaches, call now.