Types of Cockroaches
Cockroaches become a serious pest of multifamily dwellings, restaurants, and large commercial enterprises, as they can easily move to find many areas where they can thrive. Roaches prefer warm moist areas, and generally can be found nested within 20 feet of water. They are omnivorous and are nearly impossible to totally eliminate by reducing food or water.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How did they get in MY home?
While roaches do move between apartments, or from house to house, it is often the case that they are transported in used kitchen appliances such as toasters, microwave ovens, stoves, radios, or in boxes of food or kitchen utensils that travel between locations. While supermarkets are often thought of as a source of roach problems, it is rarely the case that single family homeowners, that stay in the same home for years, develop Cockroach infestation as a result of products bought from a store.
If I move what are my chances of getting rid of Roaches?
0%. If you have an infestation of roaches and you are planning to move, get rid of the roaches before you move. Once you get into the new location, bait preventively to ensure that any roaches that may have been transported will be eliminated right away.
How can I get rid of them?
Baiting is the best technique to eliminate roaches. It is best to put a tiny bit of bait in 50-100 locations in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, and near any other source of water. Baiting may need to be done, because baits tend to dry out, and become unpalatable to Roaches. Also, do not spray pesticides on the bait, because it will become unattractive.