Cockroaches are one of the most dreaded pests for homeowners. Not only are they disgusting, but they are also extremely resilient and can survive in adverse conditions. If you’ve ever experienced a roach around your home or if you’re currently dealing with roaches, here are 3 things you must know from our bug experts.
First things first, roaches are filthy and can carry lots of diseases. According to Pest World, a single cockroach can carry 33 diseases in its gut. Some of these diseases include E. coli, Salmonella, and parasites. Unlike mosquitos, they don’t infect humans via a bite but rather through contaminated surfaces. We don’t say this to scare you, but to ensure that you are keeping your home squeaky clean and clear of cockroaches! Here are some tips for getting rid of roaches in your home.
Cockroaches are omnivorous scavengers and will consume the same types of foods that humans do. They are particularly interested in sweet and greasy foods, but will eat just about anything that they come into contact with. That’s why ensuring that your food is tightly sealed and protected is the best way to keep roaches out of your pantry!
Lastly, cockroaches can live over a month without food, but they can’t live without water for more than a week. If you can cut off water sources then you’ve solved your roach problem!
Now that we’ve covered a few facts about roaches, here are a few things you can do to prevent them:
• Knock out their hiding spots
• Get rid of their food and water sources
• Seal up entry points
• Spray areas where they are popping up
• Call in the pros!
Still, have questions about how to get rid of roaches and keep your house clean? Never hesitate to reach out our Bug Guys would love to help!