Characteristics of Roaches
What Do Roaches Look Like?
Common cockroaches in Kentuckiana are reddish-brown in color, with flat, oval-shaped bodies.
Where Do Roaches Live?
Your home is virtually the ideal cockroach breeding ground. It provides the insects with warmth, food, and plenty of nesting locations that can keep the cockroach active year round. Just like ants, when you see one, you can sure that there are possibly hundreds more waiting to infest your home.
Cockroaches are also very illusive. Like previously mentioned, if you see one you can be sure that there are many, many more hiding and breeding. Additionally, since they are nocturnal like bed bugs, they are difficult to detect.
These insects aren’t a problem only in the big city, they’re everywhere, and they’re hard to kill. That’s why we offer a free pest inspection.
We all know that many people experience problems with their allergies and asthma in the Ohio Valley because of the air quality. But what most people don’t know is that cockroaches can wreak havoc on your allergies or asthma because they shed their skin and leave dead bodies and droppings behind.
Are Roaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches can be extremely destructive to your home. There are a variety of ways to enter including cracks, crevices, vents, sewers, and drain pipes. Roaches are carriers of a multitude of diseases, because they are generally found near waste deposits and kitchens.
How Do I get Rid Of Roaches?
The best way to avoid a cockroach infestation is to maintain a clean environment and ensure all pipes, intrusions and crawlspaces are sealed. Once you have an infestation, over-the-counter products can be ineffective, as cockroaches are notoriously resilient creatures. A professional can assess the extent of the infestation, and work with the homeowner to come up with a combination of traps, baits, and other techniques that will eliminate the cockroach problem.