It’s important to be aware of all types of pests, especially to keep your home pest free. Here is another look at a pest that seems to haunt all of us…cockroaches!

Cockroaches are very good at hiding! They can flatten their bodies enabling them to fit into very narrow areas. If it’s dark and moist, all the better. It’s a perfect environment for them.

They might be found in places such as behind the refrigerator, under sinks and stoves, beneath floor drains, and even inside the motors of major appliances. Hiding and breeding within rubber mats, wallpaper, and cracks in walls are distinct possibilities as well.

Do you know how cockroaches get into your homes?

Well, they can easily get through cracks, crevices, vents, and sewer systems. Water pipes tend to be well traveled, enabling them to really move and get from one place to another. They are also often brought in on products in grocery bags, boxes, purses, and even us!

At times, cockroaches are transported by planes, cars, suitcases, packaged goods, sacks of potatoes. Laundry baskets might even get them from one place to another. Don’t rule out used furniture. You always want to look these types of purchases thoroughly.

These pests reproduce quickly. One unfortunate fact is that their eggs are often protected from many over the counter insecticides. Hardy little things! Their egg cases are oval shaped and often found behind furniture, and between books. So be aware.

Being nocturnal, they live, eat, and breed in the dark. In the light of day though, you can keep your eyes open for signs of their existence, their droppings.

The feces from small roaches looks like coffee grounds or sprinkled black pepper. More mature roaches are of course larger and their droppings are larger and are cylindrical.

These pests are a tremendous nuisance and danger due to the disease they carry. Being omnivores, kitchens are commonplace for them to settle. They might eat some of the following: starches, sweets, grease, meat, beer, baked goods, glue, and hair, skin, and flakes of dead animals. They won’t turn down plant material. If their food sources are scarce, which would mean that there is an infestation, then they may head your way. They have been known to nibble on your fingernails, eyelashes, hands and feet.

Prevention is very difficult. It helps to keep things clean and dry. Whatever you do, keep in touch with a professional pest control service, such as Hi-Tech Pest Control.

Hi-Tech Pest Control Services has been eradicating bedbugs and all types of pests for over 30 years. Whether it stings, crawls, flies, bites, or destroys, our professional exterminators can solve it – including cockroaches, yellow jackets, mice, carpenter ants, wasps, and other stinging insects!

At Hi-Tech Pest Control, we pride ourselves on doing the jobs those other guys can’t do. Call a knowledgeable and experienced pest control exterminator today at 248-569-8001 to schedule your FREE INSPECTION!

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