Cockroaches

Pest Status:

Name:

Blattodea

Colour:

brown

Bodies Size:

varying lengths some have wings six legs with somewhat flat bodies.

Cockroaches are some of the most dreaded infestations in a house. They’re tough to kill and live just about anywhere. It doesn’t matter if your home is super clean; you could still potentially have one or two.

Facts, Identification, and Control

Let’s go over the basics.

Facts about Cockroaches

Don’t forget these things.

Where Do They Live?

They live anywhere they can find shelter but are fond of debris and rotting matter. Piles of leaves, old cardboard, and damp baseboards are all fair game. You can find them all over the world, too.

What Do They Eat?

They’re complete scavengers and will eat not only your food but also your lost hair, decaying matter, and even things like books.

How Did I Get Cockroaches?

Cleaning can help, but even a clean house can be suspect. They’ll come in from anywhere, including materials you bring in from outside. They find cracks in the doors and windows and other little portals.

How Serious Are Cockroach Problems?

Don’t ignore the issue.

Problem #1

Cockroaches are notoriously hard to get rid of. There aren’t many organic things you can do if you have an infestation.

Problem #2

Their droppings can cause severe irritations and allergic reactions if you don’t take care of them. If you aren’t sure where your allergies are coming from, it could be that.

Problem #3

They carry a host of diseases and can infect your house just with their presence. They can ruin food sources and destroy your belongings. Not many bite, but it can be hard to tell which cockroaches will bite. What do cockroach bites look like? They are often red, swollen, and itchy. Cockroach bite symptoms vary, so it’s best to ask your doctor about the side effects of your cockroach bite.

Removing food matter and putting food in sealed containers is a good start, but that’s not all. Inspect everything you bring into your house, seal any cracks, and clear away debris from the outside areas.

What Can I Do about Cockroaches?


Signs of a Cockroach Infestation?

Cockroaches are good at hiding, but you may notice them when you turn on the lights. You’ll also find them in your food supplies, and you may see their droppings around.
Cockroach Prevention and Control tips

Try these things to handle the problem.

Control tip #1

Put all your dry goods and open foods in plastic or glass containers. It makes it harder for cockroaches to get to them.

Control tip #2

Keep your house clutter-free, especially of paper and cardboard. This attracts them as hiding places.

Control tip #3

Inspect everything that you bring into your house whether it’s from that secondhand shop or your best friend’s garage. They could be anywhere.

Cockroach Professional Pest Control

Cockroach infestations often require professional help and cockroach traps are only temporary. You need to get to every single aspect of your home and yard to get rid of them, or you risk repeat offenders.

FAQ’s

What attracts cockroaches in your home?

Cockroaches are attracted to homes by food, water, and shelter. A home that has dirty dishes in the sink, a leak, and crevices to live in is ideal for them. Once you get an infestation you will need to contact PestGuide to get rid of them and make sure that they do not come back.

How dangerous is a cockroach?

Cockroaches are quite dangerous. They carry pathogens from one home to another. So, can spread disease. The presence of cockroaches can also worsen asthma symptoms and many people are allergic to them. If you see any, it is best to ask PestGuide to find an exterminator for you.

Do cockroaches crawl on you at night?

Cockroaches do crawl on you at night. They will climb onto beds while searching for food. It is practically impossible to stop them from doing so. Which is why you should call a professional pest controller as soon as you see one in your home.