What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches have a flattened brown oval body with long spiny legs. Many species of cockroaches have wings but are unable to fly. Cockroaches can be brought into your home from various objects such as groceries, used furniture, appliances and cardboard boxes.
Cockroaches can contaminate food and spread disease by getting into food or food preparation areas.
Where are cockroaches found?
Cockroaches are attracted to warm, damp conditions such as kitchens, bathrooms and plumbing areas. Cockroaches are most active at night and are attracted to food, grease and water sources.
Cockroaches spend most of their time hiding. Cockroaches hide in dark, sheltered places such as under the sink, behind appliances and in cracks and crevices.
Cockroach droppings are black and look like specs of pepper or ground coffee and they have a musty smell.
What do I do if I have cockroaches?
Cockroaches breed and spread quickly. Cockroaches cannot be controlled effectively with do-it-yourself measures and in fact this can make the problem worse. Cockroaches can develop resistance to pesticides and using domestic products can scatter the cockroaches and make them harder to find.
If you think you have cockroaches, give us a call! We will conduct a through inspection of your home and property and provide you with a customized treatment plan to deal with the cockroach issue. You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain cockroach free!
How do I prevent cockroaches?
Eliminating sources of food and water are essential for cockroach prevention. It is important to keep the kitchen clean, reduce clutter, vacuum regularly and remove garbage.