Although roaches have wings, you won’t usually find them buzzing around on an afternoon breeze. They prefer to crawl around in the dark and keep to their nests. When you find a roach crawling about in the middle of the day, there is a good chance that the nest has overflowed. For every one roach you see, there are likely 10 more that are more adept at hiding.
That’s why having effective roach control services you can rely upon to take care of the problem for you is so important. Roaches can enter a home through a wide variety of methods, including on clothing. Since there are plenty of food options in a home, it’s nice and warm for their nests. This combination lets a nest thrive all year long.
Why hire a professional to eliminate your roach problem? Here are 3 key facts to consider.
• Most insecticides will not kill roach eggs. The nest and the eggs must be eliminate to control this pest.
• Roaches trigger allergies. Hunting down roaches may trigger severe allergies through the pest’s droppings and casings.
• Reproduction happens quickly. Just missing a couple of eggs is all it takes for the pest to take control once again.
If it looks like you have coffee grounds on the floor or there is a particularly strange musty odor that has developed in your home, then now is the time to act. Contact us today about your suspicions of a roach infestations so we can discuss the various inspection and removal options that may be available to you.
Roaches Pest Control For For Your Home and Business in NYC, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Long Island
Cockroaches are believed to have originated more than 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era, making them one of the oldest household pests. Most homeowners are aware of the health and safety risks associated with cockroach infestations, including the allergies and asthma triggered by cockroach allergens, and the germs and bacteria they have been known to spread. What may not be as widely known is the fact that cockroaches are a very interesting and resilient pest that exhibits some very odd behavior and survival tactics. For example, cockroaches spend 75% of their time resting and can withstand temperatures as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit. A cockroach can live for a week without its head, due to their open circulatory system. The fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, means that they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst. A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can even survive being submerged under water for half an hour. They hold their breath often to help regulate their loss of water. Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour, which means they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly. The American cockroach has shown a marked attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer. They are most likely attracted by the alcohol mixed with hops and sugar, so take extra care to cover open containers. Because they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive one week without water.
These facts prove that cockroaches are some of the most adaptable creatures on earth, which makes controlling and eliminating a cockroach infestation all the more difficult. To get rid of cockroaches in your home, experts suggest keeping food sealed and stored properly, particularly in the kitchen, which should be cleaned daily to prevent crumbs and trash from building up. Garbage should be disposed of regularly and stored in sealed containers. Homeowners should seek out and seal all cracks and holes in homes, including entry points for utilities and pipes, as these can serve as entranceways for the pest. In addition, basements and crawl spaces should be kept well ventilated and dry. Cockroach control and management are important for health and safety reasons. To prevent illness and germs, if you suspect a cockroach infestation contact 24 Hour Pest Control NYC. We are the number one pest control solution for NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Long Island City Home Residential, Commercial Small Business and Industrial Businesses.
Roach Control Resource List
Below is a list of Roach Control Resources from around the web. This is one of the most comprehensive assemblies of informational links we have seen and we bring this to you as part of 24 Hour Pest Control NYC’s mission of being the Authoritative Source for Information.
24 Hour Pest Control NYC is not responsible for the content on any of the websites below (except our own) – the opinions and information expressed on these sites are the responsibility of each site owner.
All web site links were verified as active and current as of August 24, 2015.
EPA Roach Control Reference
- Preventing and Managing Cockroach Infestations
- Low Impact Approaches
- Roach Control Pesticides
- Regulatory Updates on Roach Control Pesticides
References and Additional Resources
National Pesticide Information Center: Understanding and Controlling Cockroaches
University of Connecticut: Integrated Pest Management for Cockroaches
University of California Davis: Pests of Homes, Structures, People, and Pets: Cockroaches
University of Nebraska – Lincoln: Cockroaches
US Environmental Protection Agency: Get Rid of Roaches – revised brochure