Cockroaches are the Rodney Dangerfield’s of the insect world. Out of 3,500-4,000 species of cockroach, only about 30 are considered “pests,” while the rest perform the useful function of eating organic waste in forests, caves, burrows, or brush. Most people could care less about their overall value and consider cockroaches to be disgusting creatures that spread disease and scavenge at night.
Why Cockroaches Get No Respect
Because they leave a trail of waste behind them, roaches are known to spread dozens of diseases, including dysentery, diarrhea, asthma, food poisoning, watery eyes, congestion, and rashes. They are most hazardous to those with respiratory ailments, which are irritated after people breathe the fecal matter.
Cockroaches are amazingly hardy insects that can adapt to almost any environment, go without air for 45 minutes, and exist without food for over a month. When cockroaches invade a home, they come to stay and are extremely hard to remove. They love sweets, but will feast on the glue on postage stamps, wallpaper paste, hair, grease, dead skin, and anything else they can find. Found on the planet for over 350,000 years, they resist amateur attempts at eviction and usually require professional cockroach removal. Though they live 6-9 months, the egg capsules they leave can produce hundreds of heirs to continue their dirty work.
How Do Roaches Infest A Home?
Roaches, particularly the German cockroach who are unwelcome residents in American homes, are most often brought into the home from hotels, nursing homes, food processing plants, or grocery stores on the bottoms of shoes or purses. Once there, they prosper and won’t just die of or leave. Even if you are a great housekeeper, they will find plenty of food, warmth, water, and nesting sites. They can remain active all year round, under the refrigerator, behind the stove, and in the walls.
You can try to exterminate coaches with roach motels, borax, dusts, and sprays, but if you have an infestation, you probably need professional cockroach removal to rid your home of them. Why? Once they are in your home, they reproduce quickly. They are careful to only come out at night, unless they are so abundant that they need to scavenge for food when their comrades are in hiding. This means you may not even realize the extent of your problem
Budget Pest Control assesses your problem and applies the proper cockroach removal treatment in line with what they see. With some remedies, we will require you leave your home for a few hours. Since the extermination aims to kill off unseen pests and future generations, we may apply a residual material that keeps working.
All treatments have a 30 day warranty, but you may need to schedule monthly visits until your problem is under control.
You may not even be aware you have cockroach problem until you walk into your kitchen at 3 am for a glass of milk and see them scattering when you turn on the light. Once you know you have these pests in your home, you should call Budget Pest Control at (303) 790-7378 for effective cockroach removal and peace of mind.