Cockroaches are one of the top two insects that people dread to find in their home or business – second to bed bugs. Not only are they a nuisance, but they are prone to carry diseases which can contaminate food and utensils. Cockroaches can also destroy fabric and paper products and create unpleasant stains and odors.
Most cockroaches originated from tropical climates, but with worldwide trade, they have been transported all over the world. These highly-adaptable insects can live in just about any environment from extreme heat to extreme cold. Cockroaches prefer areas near food preparation or storage such as restaurants, hospitals, offices, and homes. They can enter your home or business through a variety of different ways such as cracks, crevices, vents, and pipes. It is also not unheard of for these insects to be carried inside in furniture, boxes, or even grocery bags.