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There are about 4,600 species of cockroaches, of which, 30 are associated with human habitats and just 4 out of 30 are common in New York: the German Cockroach, the American Cockroach, the Oriental Cockroach and the Brown-Banded Cockroach. While, I’m sure you would love to know all about the many different species of cockroaches, I’m certain you’re more interested in learning about how to get rid of cockroaches in your home or place of business. If you’re experiencing a cockroach infestation, I highly recommend contacting a certified cockroach extermination company (that’s us) as soon possible. Most over the counter solutions won’t solve your cockroach problem at it’s core and will only prolong the nuisance and possibly cause a health and safety hazard. So…DON’T WAIT EXTERMINATE!
Do I have a cockroach Infestation?
As we like to say here at Wharton Exterminating Services: “If you see one, there’s probably two…if you see two…DON’T WAIT, EXTERMINATE!“. Cockroaches never travel alone, so if you notice one crawling up your kitchen walls or down your bathroom sink, you can bet that there are more where that one came from. Cockroaches aren’t just aesthetically displeasing, they are a real health hazard so the sooner you request cockroach extermination the better.
What should I look for?
- The most obvious way to know if you need cockroach extermination is actually seeing a cockroach. Cockroaches range from really small to about the size of your thumb. Seeing just one can be a sign of an early infestation.
- Cockroaches are known to breed pretty aggressively and once they do, they’ll leave behind roach casings, which are small pill shaped eggs. This is also a tell-tale sign that a roach infestation is in full affect. Take a look in small crevices and under toasters and microwaves for roach casings.
- Roaches also harbor a pretty potent smell that you might not notice until it’s too late. Once roaches begin to live and die within your home they produce what is called oleic acid, a “musty” smell, that signals that you’ve had the infestation for quite a while.
- Lastly, roaches tend to leave feces (small black pellets) around your home in areas where they congregate the most. You’re likely to see them next to the casings.
How Do Roaches Get In?
Cockroaches are small enough to get in through the smallest cracks and holes in your homes exterior. Cockroaches can also travel in on grocery bags, clothing, books or just about anything you bring into your home. They can enter through your sewage system and some species can even fly right into your window (they’re attracted to light sources).
How Do I Get Rid of Roaches?
I highly suggest contacting a certified pest control company (us again) for cockroach extermination. Cockroaches are resilient little critters and over the counter spray will kill the ones you’re able to see but won’t get to the root of the infestation. Nonetheless, keeping a clean and clutter-free household or business will create a less attractive environment for a roach infestation.
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