Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war in cockroach control,
here's what you should know:
Entry: Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through
cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. We even bring them in on products like
grocery bags, boxes, purses and on our person!
Ideal environment: Your home is an ideal breeding ground for certain pest species of
cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active
all year round.
Reproduction: Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be many, many
more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.
Evasiveness: Because cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you've seen one, you probably
haven't seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced
out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
Allergies/Asthma: The debris created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings
can aggravate allergies, especially in children and sensitive individuals.
Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding
them, and their eggs are naturally protected from many over-the-counter insecticides.
Without special equipment, materials and know-how, cockroach control can be a losing battle.