HISTORY OF THE COCKROACH These small pests are about and inch and a half long with a reddish brown shell. Well over 3,000 species worldwide, only about 55 of them are found right here in the US. Early fossils indicate cockroaches have been around for over 300 million years.
LIFE CYCLE Cockroaches’ thriving population is primarily due to their adaptability as they can adjust to almost any environment. Sensitive to light, they lurk around in the darkness seeking food and. During the day they hide behind baseboards, under cabinets or appliances, and in the walls. You can also find them crawling around in clothes hampers, sinks, drains and sewers. The lifespan of the American cockroach is little over 18 months. The females can produce an egg capsule weekly that contains as many as 15 eggs.
PREVENTION Since these pesky little creatures eat almost anything of an organic nature; sanitation is a critical factor in controlling the numbers. Since roaches generally hide during the daylight hours, you will not always be aware of an infestation. Therefore, do not allow food crumbs, scraps or garbage to accumulate. Keep the sink free of dirty dishes and always promptly clean up spills from beverages. Remove any source of water or moisture under sinks and regularly clean behind and on the sides of the range.
Professional baits and sprays are far more effective then what is available at your local home improvement store. If you want safe and effective treatment, call D&W Pest Solutions. Our experienced team has the knowledge of pest control, pest biology, and their habitat so we can apply the appropriate control methods to rid your home of these nasty bugs.