One of the most disgusting and filthy insects that humans come into contact with is the infamous cockroach. These critters are always associated with filth and garbage, but do not assume that cleanliness will keep cockroaches away. While it is a good deterrent, cockroaches still find a way to get into the cleanest areas and discover a reliable food and water source. They are excellent scavengers that can fit through the smallest crack or crevice of your home to gain access and infest your house. Cockroaches will also take an open door or window as a friendly invitation into your home. Stewart Termite & Pest Control delve more into this pest below.
Why are Cockroach Infestations One of the Hardest to Get Rid Of?
Cockroaches have the ability to reproduce quickly, which makes the possibility of a cockroach infestation very likely if they are able to find a reliable food or water source within the walls of your home as well as an infestation hard to get rid of. A cockroach infestation is rarely discovered until it has grown to surmountable numbers at which time professional help is necessary. Many homeowners do not even realize they have a cockroach problem and the discovery of an infestation is usually quite surprising!
Cockroaches Can Adapt to Many Different Environments
Cockroaches have the ability to adapt to almost any environment, which makes them an annoying pest to deal with all year round. They can survive in the coldest winters and the hottest summers as well. Not only are cockroaches unattractive but they are also a health concern. Cockroaches carry dangerous diseases and can cause allergic reactions as well. The sticky shiny wings you see on the back of cockroaches is where they carry dangerous bacteria around your home. If you or your family comes into contact with these dangerous bacteria, serious illness may befall you and you’ll be spending time in the hospital while cockroaches are enjoying the comfort of your home.
What is the Best Way to Prevent Cockroaches
Cockroaches are extremely resilient pests and once they have gained access inside of your home they can be very difficult to remove. They can even survive within your home by eating anything from pet food to cardboard. It is most important to make sure that your food is always sealed tightly away and that after each meal you clean up and leave no crumbs of any kind behind. Cockroaches are attracted to the very smallest amount of food. Always take your trash outside, especially if there is food in it to help prevent cockroaches from invading your home.
If you suspect that cockroaches are in or around your home and fear the possibility of an infestation, you need a professional pest control company on your side. Stewart Termite & Pest Control is skilled and experienced when it comes to permanently removing cockroaches form your home. If you see the signs of cockroaches or other pests in your home or want to have your home inspected to begin a custom pest control plan, give Stewart Termite & Pest Control a call today!