Cockroaches are pretty easy to identify when you see their brownish-black or reddish-brown bodies scurrying across your floor. The largest of these creatures can measure over two inches in length. Cockroaches can enter your home through crevices and cracks as well as sewer and drain pipes. Sometimes, we even carry them in on shopping bags and the like.
Cockroaches won’t just go away. Your home is an ideal feeding location for cockroaches as they can survive on nearly anything. They eat off pet dishes and household dishes and can even survive on such items as glue, toothpaste, and soap. An adult cockroach can survive on water alone sometimes for up to a month. Therefore, they can infest even the cleanest of homes.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures so if you see even one during the daylight hours that may be a sign of an infestation. During an infestation, you can detect the presence of cockroaches because feces will be visible. The feces of small cockroaches look like black pepper or coffee grounds. The droppings of larger roaches are cylindrical. In the case of a serious infestation, a strong musty odor will be present as some species emit a smell.
Get Rid Of Roaches For Good
Getting rid of a cockroach infestation can be difficult to do by using just over-the-counter solutions. Foggers, which emit a mist of pesticide into the air, do not penetrate fully into the crevices that roaches hide in. Cockroaches must come into actual contact with boric acid when it is used. Cockroach traps only kill individual insects and therefore cannot deal with an entire infestation.
The best method to get rid of cockroaches is by contacting a local pest control company. The professional exterminators at Big Apple Pest Control will partner with you, the homeowner, to eliminate sources that are attracting the cockroaches and seal up the home properly so cockroaches won’t get in through cracks. In addition, our technicians use baits and other professional methods to eliminate cockroaches completely.