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In Michigan, there are at a minimum five types of roaches found outdoors or inside homes or businesses: American Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Brown-Banded Cockroach, and Wood roaches. Out of the five species, the German Cockroach is the one to be concerned about as it likes to be indoors. However, in very humid conditions, the American and Oriental roaches may also be found indoors.
Learning that your home has a cockroach infestation, is one of the worst experiences possible. You might have seen a sign of their existence a year ago, but as they prefer darkness; you might not have seen them till now. Finding a cockroach does not mean you have an infestation, not even when you find a few big ones. Infestation is when they are breeding inside your home, and that can only be determined if you find roaches running around. If you do not take care of this problem soon, it can cause a huge hygiene issue.
A female cockroach can carry eight egg casings, and each one can contain approximately 40 eggs. The female releases one sac every six weeks, and the nymph takes up to three months to grow into a fully mature cockroach. Finding a mate is not hard, and an average cockroach can live from 1 to 2 years depending on their living condition. If you do the rough math, you can have a good idea of how soon your house can be crawling with hundreds of cockroaches.
Where do Cockroaches Hide
As cockroaches live in the dark, they prefer small spaces that are dark, moist, and warm. Cockroaches cannot survive in harsh weathers, which is why they look for shelter inside homes. The most common places for cockroaches to hide is in the kitchen area as it provides all of their necessities, dark, warm shelter, and easy access to food and water. Most cockroaches live below or behind refrigerators, stoves, and other appliances. Cockroaches can live for months without food, but will not survive for even a few days without water.
Why Do I Need To Control Cockroaches
Cockroaches are known to spread various diseases, and carry these diseases on their bodies, and spread them through droppings. They can easily contaminate food, preparation surfaces, and utensils. Some of these diseases that roaches carry can potentially be dangerous to you and your family’s health. The most common diseases they spread are dysentery, salmonella, gastroenteritis, along with other stomach complaints. If you keep ignoring the cockroaches in your house, you will soon find you or someone in your home sick due to the bacteria and diseases they spread. A roach control is what you need to prevent such things from happening.
How Do I Prevent Cockroaches
Cockroaches are not easy to get rid of, so it is advisable to put up prevention. The main things you need to cover all food, water, and shelter areas.
- Repair any water leaks immediately. Do not leave empty pop/beer bottles under sinks.
- Keep the floors clean, do not let trash cans become overfilled.
- Clean dark and hard to reach areas such as behind and under appliances in your kitchen. Clean grease off stoves, don’t store paper/plastic bags stuffed in cabinets.
- Seal all gaps in kitchen & bathrooms. Such as your back splash, passages where cabinets meet the wall, holes/gaps in drywall, baseboard edges that are not sealed.
- Remove any trash or paper that may get behind your fridge or stove
What Are The Signs Of A Roach Infestation
The most common sign of a roach infestation is their feces, as they leave behind dropping everywhere. They are mostly the size of a coffee bean, but larger roaches leave behind cylindrically shaped droppings. Another sign of infestation is a musty and oily smell, especially in the kitchen area. The last sign that will confirm a roach infestation is when you see small cockroaches running around inside the home in water areas (kitchen, bathroom, laundry) that are a clear sign of an infestation as they have started to breed.
How do I get rid of Cockroaches
Controlling cockroaches is not as easy as it sounds, household cockroach killer sprays rarely work as they have no residual effect, only instant kill if you spray directly on them or they come across it when wet. For instance, a German cockroach killer spray will not work as efficiently on other species. Well advised to hire a roach control service that services your city like CJB as we are effective cockroach killers. But if you want to try and do everything possible to reduce breeding habits and hiding areas you can use the following steps
A thorough cleaning of your house, move all your furniture, clean all the closets, and when you clean your kitchen make sure you pull out all the appliances one by one and clean behind them.
There are many species of Roaches. But the most prevalent in the Metro-Detroit area are:
- German – brownish in color, ½ inch- 1.25 inches with black stripes behind their head.
- American – more reddish, large, seen around sewer lines/pipes.
- Oriental – Black in color, no stripes behind the head, ½ inch – 2 inches in size, originate from sewer lines as well.
Sticky traps can be used to determine the extent of the infestation. As cockroaches come out at night, they can decide what location inside the home has the heaviest activity
The best idea is to call a professional roach exterminator and schedule a visit. Once the exterminator has walked through your property, he or she will be able to tell you the extent and what kind of a roach problem you are facing. The bug exterminator is well prepared to rid you of any cockroach infestation, so you can rest in peace knowing you are in good hands. The extent used will be determined by the test, and the exterminator will discuss the process with you. Hiring a professional is advised because it is quite impossible to get rid of cockroaches yourself, due to numerous reasons.
As cockroaches are not like other pests, you need to identify which species you are dealing with before determining a solution. As all insecticides do not work on every cockroach, and thorough treatment technique, like CJB, is why a professional is required so call CJB now, and start getting rid of these pests.
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