Pest Guide for Cockroaches
Types of Cockroaches
If you suspect an infestation of cockroaches in your home please make sure to contact our Charleston pest control services to eliminate them from your property. There are many different ways that cockroaches can enter your home or business and they can create a lot of problems once they are on your property. Cockroaches will typically enter through cracks in the walls or floors, through the vents, in the sewers and many other potential ways.
The reason that cockroaches are most often found in a home is due to the ideal living environment that it provides. Cockroaches like areas that are warm and contain plenty of food and water and places to rest which are all available in most every home in the Charleston area. Most people are not aware of how quickly cockroaches are able to reproduce and the rate at which it will happen. For every single roach that you see there could be up to 200 more behind your walls just waiting for the opportunity to come out. Roach eggs are protected from some of the available insecticides, which is why it is important to contact our Charleston pest control services to properly eliminate them from your home.
Other Types of Cockroaches
There are many types of cockroaches including the Asian cockroach, American cockroach, black Mississippi cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, and more. The most common type is the German cockroach, which is also one of the fastest reproducing species. A single German cockroach egg case can hold 30-40 eggs at one time and a single female cockroach can produce up to eight egg cases in her life, which could be over 300 eggs.
Because cockroaches like to hide in dark places, you may find them in areas you wouldn’t predict, such as in dog food or cat food bags that you purchase at the store. Cockroaches can feed on the glue used to hold these bags together, so the bags may become infested if left in a warm, dark area. In order to prevent this, make sure you store your dog or cat food in sealed containers and throw the original bags away.
If you think you have a cockroach infestation, call our Columbia, Charleston or Pee Dee area pest control services right away.
Roach Infestation in Homes
If you’ve ever dealt with a roach infestation in your home, you know that it’s not a pretty sight; for every roach you find, you could be facing up to 200 more, and they’re not the easiest pest to get rid of. That’s why you should call our South Carolina pest control company. We’ll help you get the situation under control.
How They Get In
Though they’re bigger than other pests (like ants or termites), cockroaches can maneuver through very small spaces. An adult roach may be pretty large, but it can squeeze through an opening of just one-sixteenth of an inch. This means they can enter your home through cracks in the floors, cracks in the walls, vents, sewers, pipes, gaps in doors, and more.
Once you have a roach infestation in your home, it can be tough to eliminate them. Cockroaches live off of very little food and water and as long as it’s warm, they’ll nest in nearly any dark crevice – this includes behind picture frames, on the floor behind furniture, in the back corners of cabinets, and more.
When cockroaches are settled, they can reproduce very quickly and infest your home before you know it. In fact, a German cockroach (one of the most common) egg case can hold up to 40 eggs. These eggs are one reason why the pest is hard to eliminate. Since roach eggs are resistant to many types of pesticides, it takes a professional pest control company to get rid of roach infestations in homes.
If you believe you have a roach infestation, give us a call today. We’ll come to your home to assess the situation and take care of it accordingly.