Everyone thinks a cockroach invasion won’t happen to them. The reasons are always the same. “My home is spotless; cockroaches don’t like clean homes.” The truth is, cockroaches couldn’t care less whether your home is a pigsty or as clean as the Buckingham Palace. Shelter is shelter, and as long as they can find food and a tiny amount of water, they have everything they need to feel at home.
“My home is 100% sealed; there is no way a cockroach could get inside.” Cockroaches do not always need a gap or crack in your home’s foundation to find their way into your home. Often they will get in through utility piping or sewer lines. If your neighbors are having trouble with a cockroach infestation, chances are high that you are next in line.
“I sprayed the exterior of my home with cockroach repellant; they can’t get past that.” As we just mentioned, cockroaches have creative ways they can enter into your home. You might stop a few, but in the long run, all it takes is a few roaches to get through your defenses to start a big problem.
Here in Shelby, we have a few species of cockroaches that commonly invade homes: the German cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. These dirty pests are often driven inside by cold weather, storms, and by their own curiosity.
Once inside, cockroaches will stay for the free food and shelter. If you are curious about where they find these things, let us explain. Cockroaches can eat practically anything. They don't only rely on food scraps. They can eat things like paper, glue, hair, toe and fingernail clippings, and even human saliva. As for shelter, any tight space is perfect for cockroaches. Cockroaches like hiding in places where their backs and bellies each touch a surface. This makes the underside of appliances and between tightly packed storage boxes the perfect places to hide. As long as an area is quiet, dark, and damp, a cockroach will feel right at home.
As you might have noticed, it is getting colder here in Shelby. This change in weather will be pushing roaches to seek shelter in new locations. Our goal is to help you make your home the least attractive as possible. Here are some great ways you can do this.
- Clean regularly. Even though cleaning alone cannot fight cockroaches, having a clean home makes finding food more difficult for hungry roaches.
- Seal cracks, gaps, and holes in your exterior foundation using a caulking gun.
- Make sure your screens are rip and tear-free.
- Limit where you eat meals. If religious cleaning isn’t an option, try to keep where you are consuming foods limited to the kitchen and dining room.
- Store leftover food inside airtight containers and in the fridge if possible.
- Make sure all your interior and exterior trashcans have tight-fitting lids.
- Invest in quality pest control services through ProForce LLC.
What Quality Pest Control Could Mean For Your Home
Whether you currently have a roach problem, or you are looking for a way to keep cockroaches out of your Shelby home, we have a solution for you here at ProForce LLC. With our general pest control, you can find freedom, not just from cockroaches, but from a number of common household invaders. With a solution like that, how could you say no?
To have questions answered about our services or to get a quote for your home, reach out to us today!