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encROACH

en·croach

The word “encroach” means:

1. to advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits; make gradual inroads: “A dictatorship of the majority is encroaching
on the rights of the individual.”

2. to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, especially
stealthily or by gradual advances.

So roaches do encroach! Perhaps the word encroach is a dictionary tribute to the cockroach. The world may never know. However, our experts can share what we do know about roaches:

Once there is a cockroach infestation, it can be very hard to get rid of them. Cockroaches multiply very quickly, and adapt quickly as well. If only we could train them to be in the military – we could call it the Roach Regiment and they would always win! Unless, of course, the Roach Regiment was battling our Columbia pest control services. Then the roaches would lose.

If you thin you have an infestation, it is important to contact Ledford’s quickly as soon as you see cockroaches in your home or business. Those insects can be bad news and you’ll want to get to them quickly before they take over.

Cockroach varieties

There are over 4,000 different varieties of cockroaches, but only about 30 of them can comfortably live with humans. This number can be further reduced to only four varieties: the main species that cause problems in homes and businesses in America.

These four main species are the American, German, Asian, and Oriental cockroaches. They vary in size from about 1/2″ (German), up to 2″ (American). In America, the species that is most common in homes is a German variety.

Once cockroaches infest a home, they are rarely seen because they are nocturnal and can live up to a month with little or no food. They can also survive by eating book bindings, furniture, glue, soap, dead insects, shoe linings, and more. (There’s a funny student excuse: “My cockroach ate my homework. It also ate the bed I sleep on. I’m barefoot because they ate my shoes, and I didn’t finish my science project because they ate my glue. Can I get an A for effort?”)

Contact our Columbia pest control services today and get rid of your cockroaches.

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