Everything You Need To Know About Cockroaches

April 10th, 2021

Cockroaches are some of the most hated pests by homeowners. Just the word “cockroaches” inspires most people to squirm. Unfortunately, cockroaches aren’t just unappealing; they pose major allergy and asthma risks due to their saliva, droppings, and skin shedding. Here’s what you need to know about cockroaches and the best way to eliminate them from your home permanently. 

What Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are resourceful insects that search for warm, dry habitats by sneaking into your home. Light fixtures, picture frames, sewer drains, cabinets, and dark crevices are their favorite places to hide. They contaminate any food that they come in contact with, which makes it all the more pressing to call a pest control company as soon as you spot a cockroach scuttling across the floor. 

The Worst Cockroach Pests

The German cockroach is the most troublesome in homes and is directly associated with causing asthma and allergy symptoms. The palmetto bug, though given an affectionate name by Southerners, is actually the American cockroach and is nearly as troublesome as the German cockroach.

Cockroaches Sneak into Unused Pipes

You don’t realize how important the P trap is in your pipes until it stops serving its purpose. When you don’t use a drain regularly, the water inside the drain trap dries out, leaving your pipes vulnerable and unprotected. 

Cockroaches are quick to use this unusual entrance to invade your home. Since dry drain traps are easy entrances, cockroaches quickly take advantage. 

Fortunately, this problem has an easy solution. Run water down seldom-used drains on a regular basis to keep the drain trap filled. That one preventative measure will significantly minimize the roaches that make their way into your home. 

How To Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

Keeping your home clean, sealing garbage cans, and quickly fixing leaks will all minimize how attractive your house is to cockroaches, but an infestation is still possible especially since many cockroaches enter your home by crawling under the door or latching onto grocery bags and boxes!

Only a professional pest control company can properly identify and remove cockroach populations from your home. Green Solutions Lawn Care and Pest Control in Tampa, Florida, specializes in safe, family-friendly pest removal that will keep your home comfortable and free from cockroaches. Call (813) 684-7336 to learn more and schedule your first appointment.