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Getting Rid Of Cockroaches

Roach Information You Need to Know, from Standard Exterminating Co.

Cockroach Extermination

Common cockroaches can come in a number of varieties. In the wild, they are beneficial to the environment as important recyclers of decaying organic material. Perhaps this is why it is not surprising to find “pest cockroaches” near waste deposits or in kitchens, where food is plentiful. They can breed in large nests or colonies, indicating that for every one roach you see, there are many more you do not.

The average cockroach can measure up to two inches in length. They have six legs, two antennae, and some species have wings. Cockroaches can emit unpleasant odors and may also produce sound. These bugs also carry a fear factor with them, and can be difficult to control with retail products because they are very adaptable.

Some pest prevention tips for cockroaches to know are:

  • Cockroaches can enter the home or building in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewers, and drain pipes. We can even carry them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses, and on our person.
  • Homes are an ideal breeding ground for pest cockroaches. Food, warmth, water, and nesting sites can be plentiful, so breeding continues all year long.
  • Cockroaches reproduce quickly, and their fast breeding cycle is how they can rapidly infest a space. They reproduce a little slowly in cooler months, but if they have enough warmth, there may be no natural way to keep the numbers down.
  • Seeing a few cockroaches during the day may be rare, as they are usually nocturnal. It could mean that the bug or bugs were forced out due to overcrowding, which is a sure sign of infestation.
  • The insects themselves are known to carry an assortment of germs and disease, such as salmonella. The debris created from their skins, dead bodies, and droppings can aggravate allergies in children and sensitive individuals.
  • Many homeowners and building custodians take on the valiant effort of pest control, only to find that the ‘common cockroach’ has some uncommon habits when it comes to hiding and adapting to regular sprays, traps, or poisons.

Without special equipment, materials, and training, cockroach control can feel like a losing battle. You do not have to wage the war on pest control alone. Call Standard Exterminating for the best defense against cockroach infestation.


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