What are cockroaches?

A cockroach has long antennae and an oval, flattened body. It is among the most common pests in residential dwellings and commercial establishments. They are attracted to food and moisture, which makes kitchens and bathrooms their favorite haunts. Cockroaches are filthy insects that can contaminate food and surfaces due to their disease-carrying nature. 

One of the characteristics of cockroaches is that they can run up to three miles per hour, making them incredibly quick. Brown baby cockroaches may sprint just as quickly as their parents. They multiply quickly, so you must know how to kill cockroaches naturally.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

We all know that cockroaches are among the most despised pests in the world. They're dirty, they're ugly, and they're just plain gross. But you may not know that cockroaches can be quite dangerous to your health.

Roaches carry a variety of pathogens and spread many illnesses, such as salmonella and E. coli. If you are sensitive to them, they can also trigger asthma attacks. The World Health Organization has classified cockroaches as a public health hazard.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

The cockroaches are attracted to food, water, and shelter. If your home or business provides these things, you're more likely to have a cockroach problem. They are also attracted to places where there is a lot of activity. If you have many people coming and going from your property, you're more likely to end up with them. 

They are most active at night when they're most likely to come into your home or business in search of food. The most common types of cockroaches are American and German cockroaches. 

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are attracted to food and moisture. That means they'll often be in your kitchen, near your garbage can, or in your bathroom. They can also enter your home through cracks and crevices. Once they're inside, they'll start to multiply quickly.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Cockroaches can be hard to get rid of. If you see one, there's a good chance there are more nearby. And they can be hard to kill. If you use traditional pesticides, they may not work. And, if you use baits, they may make the problem worse.

If you have a cockroach problem, reach out to us. Our professionals will be able to identify the problem, and we know the required steps to take to get rid of them.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

You can help prevent cockroaches from invading by keeping your house clean and free of food scraps. Vacuum regularly, and wash dishes and cooking surfaces immediately after use. 

Here are a few other tips to follow:

  • Seal up any cracks and crevices in your home. Cockroaches can squeeze through tiny spaces, so it's important to make sure there are no openings for them to get inside.
  • Keep outdoor garbage cans away from your house. If they begin foraging food there, you don't want their next stop to be inside your home. 
  • Call a professional. If you're dealing with a severe infestation, it's best to call our pest management professionals. They have the experience and knowledge to get rid of cockroaches quickly and effectively using roach pest control techniques.

Follow these tips in the future to stay safe from these unpleasant creatures. 

Don't let these pests take over your home. If you have a problem, contact Peeler Environmental, and we will handle the issue.