5 Things that Make Roaches Extra Hard to Kill… and how to outsmart them

5 Things that Make Roaches Extra Hard to Kill… and How to Outsmart Them

Cockroaches have walked the earth for 280 million years. Over time they’ve learned to adapt and survive. Unfortunately, this makes them really hard to kill.

 

The more you know about roaches, however, the greater your ability to make your home roach free:

 

  1. They eat anything. Pet food, cooking grease, cardboard, soap, garbage. You name it. But if you eliminate their food source -- put away pet food, wipe down counters, take out the garbage -- roaches have less incentive to make your house their home. 

 

  1. They hide. Roaches find shelter in deep, dark cracks, crevices and voids, often where moisture is present. Inspect common hiding spots and apply insecticide spray, foam or dust (Diatomaceous Earth or exterminator dust) to these hidey holes. 

 

  1. They multiply fast. A single female cockroach can lay up to 300 eggs in one year. Act quickly to prevent a major roach infestation that can harm your health

 

  1. They prefer the dark. Cockroaches are most active at night. It is hard to know if they’re invading your space unless you’re also wandering about at night. Use roach traps and monitors to detect roach activity early. 

 

  1. They mutate. Improper use of pesticides cause roaches to grow stronger. Don’t let this happen. Use a more natural approach to cockroach control – don’t merely rely on pesticides -- and always follow pesticide product label directions.

 

Questions? The cockroach control experts at Pest HQ are here to help.

 

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