Most cockroaches originate from tropical climates. However, they have been transported all over the world and can adapt to live in just about any environment, from extreme heat to extreme cold. They frequently become a nuisance in homes, especially in urban areas. Almost any structure has the potential to house cockroaches, but they prefer areas near food preparation or storage, including restaurants, hospitals, offices and homes. This can be problematic as they can carry disease, and will contaminate food and utensils. They can also be very destructive to fabric and paper products, and impart stains and unpleasant odors.
These highly-adaptable insects have been known to carry disease, contaminating food and utensils with bacteria from traversing through sewer systems. Allergens produced by cockroaches have also been known to cause allergic reactions and asthma complications. As such it is important to clean areas in which cockroaches come into contact with, to eliminate areas that they are attracted to, and to seal off potential entry points.
Cockroaches enter your home in a variety of different ways including through cracks, crevices, gable, dryer & roof vents, and sewer & drain pipes. It is also not unheard of for these insects to be carried inside from furniture, boxes, or even grocery bags. While some species of cockroach are much larger than others, none of them need much in terms of space when gaining entry into your home, and hiding once inside. Our technicians can help seal up entry points and suggest ways to eliminate problem areas inside the home.
Can Just One Cockroach be a Problem?
In short, the answer is yes! Often, if one cockroach is seen there may be a much larger problem hiding under the surface. This is particularly true as some species of cockroach can reproduce quickly, causing a problem to grow from hardly a problem to a serious infestation rapidly. Our technicians can help you find out if a serious infestation exists, and help you eliminate it.