Cockroaches are oval-shaped insects and are prolific breeders. They live together in large groups. They are very adaptable, making them difficult pests for home and business owners to keep out.
Cockroaches are nocturnal; this means they hide during the day and emerge at night to find food. Cockroaches are scavengers and feed on both food and non-food items. Their feeding habits help to break down decaying matter, but when these pests invade our homes to feed, cockroaches quickly turn from helpful to harmful.
The most common species of cockroaches living in our area and invading our structures include:
The cockroach’s unsanitary living and feeding habits are what cause these insects to be such dangerous pests. Cockroaches crawl through sewers, wooded areas, drains, garbage piles, and other less than sanitary places. As they move, cockroaches pick up bacteria, human pathogens, diseases, and parasites on their body and legs.
If you have cockroaches in your home, as they move about over floors, counters, tables, dishes, and food prep areas, they contaminate surfaces and food with things that make people ill. Cockroaches can spread E. coli, salmonella, gastroenteritis, staph, and strep.
Triggering allergies is another problem caused by cockroaches. The cockroach’s feces and shed skins trigger cold-like symptoms. Cockroach infestations also cause asthma attacks in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
Trash cans, compost, pet food, and outdoor eating areas are common places where cockroaches forage for food, things most of us have in our yards. If cockroaches live in your outdoor space, it won’t be long until they find their way inside, searching for more food sources.
Cockroaches move inside, squeezing their flat bodies through openings in exterior walls, the foundation, or torn window or door screens. These unwanted pests may also hide in boxes, packages, used furniture, appliances, and even electronics.
Signs cockroaches have found a way into your home include:
Cockroaches take up residence in a variety of areas in the home. Some of their favorite spaces to invade include basements, kitchens, bathrooms, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, and attics.
Cockroaches are not pests anyone wants to find in their home or business. But, if you ever do, don’t panic, reach out to the pest control experts at Malang Pest Control! We will quickly and discreetly rid your property of cockroaches by using customized treatment plans, targeted services, integrated pest management, and modern, eco-friendly products.
At Malang Pest Control, we are “focused on providing the best pest control services you’ve ever had!” We are committed to meeting each of our customer’s unique pest control needs, eliminating pests and keeping them out.
Prevent cockroaches in the future by partnering with Malang Pest Control, and using the following prevention tips: