As the weather gets warmer the prospect of cockroaches grows. Cockroaches generally prefer warmer moist climates. So, with humid summer temperatures, cockroaches can be a reality in your home.
Cockroaches are versatile.
Cockroaches will eat anything and survive in most climate. They’re commonly found near garbage cans as these are the easiest place to find food. Cockroaches can survive off very little water and can multiply really fast. Over the course of a summer your cockroach problem can easily change into an infestation.
Cockroaches can get into really tight spaces. They have the ability to flatten to ridiculous levels making it simple for them to crawl under doors and kitchen appliances. Also, cockroaches are nocturnal and seem to afraid of light. This is why we see them scurry after we turn on the light. In most circumstance cockroaches will come out at night.
Summer is cockroach season.
During colder months cockroaches will hide and build nests in walls or other warm places. There are many species of cockroach that are affected by the change in temperature. However, this might not make much of a difference in highly populated areas. New Yorkers can experience cockroaches at any time of the year.
The best way to prevent cockroaches is by keeping your house clean, especially the kitchen. Most of the time cockroaches are flocking into buildings in search for food. Your kitchen is the easiest place for them to find something to eat.
Cockroaches produce a bad odour when in larger numbers.
If one cockroach has found an abundance of food and water, it’s only a matter of time before others start to follow. Cockroaches will spend colder months in clusters behind baseboards and drawers, in cracks around cabinets and closets ad under the sink, stove or fridge.
Seeing cockroaches is another sign you may have an infestation. Spotting any insect visitors should lead to further investigation into where they might be hiding or getting in. It’s always best to keep areas of your home clean and it will prevent them from coming in numbers.
Identifying roach feces is important if you suspect a problem. Roach feces can vary depending on species, but most of them can be identified as tiny specks of pepper to brown stains to coffee grounds to oval pellets.
Finding roach eggs is nothing but bad news. If you find eggs or egg cases you can be dealing with a larger number of cockroaches in your building. Oblong brown casings can be seen soon after baby roaches are hatched. Sometimes you might even find untouched roach eggs stuck to hidden areas.
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Sometimes a cockroach infestation can be difficult to stop or identify. They do a lot of their activity in the cloak of darkness. But, if you discover any of the signs for cockroaches make sure to immediately contact Truly Nolen Pest Control.