Just about everyone knows what a cockroach looks like. While it is often jokingly stated that if anything could survive a nuclear war, it would be a cockroach, the idea is clear – they are real survivors. Once there is a cockroach infestation, it can be very hard to get rid of them. Cockroaches multiply very quickly, and they also adapt quickly, too. It is important to contact a pest professional quickly if you see them in your home or business.
Cockroaches increase in population at a very rapid rate. The German cockroach female lives about 200 days. Each egg case that she lays includes thirty to fifty eggs. In her lifetime, she will produce between four to six egg cases. German cockroaches are clearly able to thrive.
Once cockroaches infest a home, they are rarely seen. Cockroaches are nocturnal and can live up to a month with little or no food. They can also survive by eating book bindings, furniture, glue, soap, dead insects, shoe linings, and more.
How Cockroaches Enter Your New Jersey or Pennsylvania Home
The presence of cockroaches can lead to a definite impression of uncleanness- especially if your guests see them. Depending upon the species they can be brought home in purchased items or enter a home most likely attracted to moisture there or a food source Contrary to popular belief, a cockroach infestation is not necessarily an indication of poor hygiene. However, an untidy environment will make it all the more difficult to get rid of them.
Cockroaches Common to Your Pennsylvania or New Jersey Home
The four main species that pose problems in our NJ & PA service area are the American, German, Asian, and Oriental cockroaches. They vary in size from about 1/2″ (German), up to 2″ (American). In America, the species that is most common in homes would most likely be the German variety.
The presence of cockroaches can also lead to health problems, including asthma in children. If you spot a cockroach at home or work, there are likely more of them concealed nearby. Contact a pest professional to avoid a full-blown infestation.
Treatment of Cockroaches
Cockroaches can exist in large numbers inside of a home. It is imperative that you keep a tidy home cleaning up crumbs and spills promptly and storing food in air tight containers. You must also repair any leaks in the home and address moisture problems promptly. Cockroaches are very difficult to treat without the help of a pest professional.