What You Need to Know About Cockroaches
Learning a few facts about cockroaches will make getting rid of them a little easier. Cockroaches range in size from ½ inch to 3 inches long, and yet they are really good at hiding during the day. They are nocturnal by nature and typically come out at night to seek food. Cockroaches are attracted to water and food sources that are conveniently close to their designated hiding spots.
Cockroach nests can thrive in any season because they can live almost anywhere inside your home. With our professional help, we can help you to locate the nests and get rid of them for good. Find an exterminator in our directory!
Cockroaches love to hide inside small openings within your home. Adult roaches are light brown, oval body shape, with long antennae. Their egg capsules are light tan and around 30 baby roaches can come out of one capsule egg! Roaches eat all kinds of food and cockroaches love to travel. They can hide in almost any object from any market, thus making them hard to see when you bring those items inside your home.
Roaches carry bacteria that can cause food poisoning, staphylococcus infections, allergies, diarrhea, and skin rashes. When there are a lot of cockroaches, a distinct foul odor can be detected. The three most common types of cockroaches found in homes are the American, German, and Oriental cockroaches but there are thousands of species of cockroaches that can be seen around the world. Luckily, the common house cockroach does not bite.
Cockroaches have a distinctive look that includes flattened bodies, long antennae, and long hind legs. They are either brown or black and have wings that can fold flat to their backs. These insects like to seek out shelter in warm humid places located in kitchens, closets, and bathrooms in which they can live and multiple.