Cockroaches. Quite possibly the world’s most despicable bug. Like most pests, cockroaches can enter your home through crevices and cracks, but can oftentimes be inadvertently carried inside in boxes, bags and everyday items.
Cockroaches thrive in warm temperatures where food and water are easily accessible, and they have the ability to reproduce quickly, making them a big problem for homeowners and businesses alike. Cockroaches are nocturnal - so if you see one, chances are very high that there are many more that you have not seen. In fact, seeing a cockroach during the day can indicate a severe infestation, and can mean some cockroaches have been forced out due to overcrowding. Roaches leave chemical trails in their feces, which attracts other roaches as they are trying to discover new food and water sources.
The most common type of cockroach that we see is the German Cockroach. It's a pale, yellowish brown color with dark stripes on the front. This type of roach is the smallest, most numerous and most destructive cockroach that we see. They are typically drawn to restaurants and kitchens, but can live in bathrooms, crawl spaces, basements, foundations, porch crevices and walkways. They are scavengers that love to feed on a variety of foods and decaying matter.
Cockroaches are not only unsightly, but they are also dangerous. They can contaminate food with a number of different diseases, making humans sick. The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can especially aggravate allergies and trigger asthma attacks in children and sensitive individuals.
What do you do when you see a cockroach running around? How will you get rid of it, and the many others that you’re not seeing? Call Eco Pest Control!
Since cockroaches are nocturnal and are extremely good at hiding, you need a professional to help get rid of a cockroach infestation. Cockroach eggs are naturally protected from pesticides, so it takes one of our skilled technicians to manage and get rid of these pests. We use a variety of baits, flushing agents, and dusts to determine the severity of the situation, and to know how to treat the infestation properly. Without our special equipment and extensive knowledge, cockroach control is nearly impossible to do on your own.
Knowing how to effectively treat a cockroach infestation is essential, otherwise you are at risk of them appearing again. Once our technicians have analyzed and treated your cockroach infestation, there are several things you can do between treatments to minimize a re-infestation:
Keep counters and dishes clean
Don’t leave food or crumbs out in the open
Tightly seal leftover food
Empty garbage daily
Pick up and store pet food when not in use
At Eco Pest Control, no matter how you describe it to us, we know how to make it go away from your home or commercial facilities in Richmond, Va.
Survive without a Head?
Yep! After the head of a cockroach is cut off, clotting will seal off the neck and prevent blood loss. The brain of a cockroach is not responsible for breathing and neither is the blood responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body.