Cockroaches are an equal opportunity pest. Hotels, motels, homes, condos, apartment buildings, and restaurants are all on the list of possible places that they like to take up residency. We’ve all heard the phrase “roach motel” which is referring to a motel that leaves a lot to be desired in the area of cleanliness, but is it uncleanliness that really draws a cockroach in? Is there only a certain time of year to worry about cockroaches? Can they really live for two weeks without a head? Here are 5 interesting facts about cockroaches that will answer these questions and a few more!
Roaches love human filth! Crumbs, moisture, and pet food are all invitations for a cockroach all night all you can eat buffet. Keep your home, especially your kitchen, clean of crumbs, errant pieces of food, and pick up pet food when not needed.
Roaches like warm and moist environments, but they can survive in some cold weather. Most types of roaches will die if the weather gets below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperatures cool down for a prolonged period of time it can limit their activity and can halt their growth and reproduction patterns. When the weather outside gets frightful, they will quickly find a way into your home or business where it is ohhh so delightful!
Yes, roaches can live for two weeks without a head. Sounds creepy, we know, but they actually have multiple ‘brains’ (ganglion/nerve clusters) throughout their body. When beheaded, that ‘brain’ that is now missing actually only controlled their antennae and mouthparts. Eventually, they will die of starvation and dehydration without their mouth/head to nourish the rest of their body.
Cockroaches are great germ and diseases transmitters. They have sticky legs that are covered with tiny hairs and this makes them a perfect vessel to pick up germs and transmit them from place to place. So when you see one crawling out of your neighbor’s week-old rubbish can on the sidewalk then later see one on your kitchen counters, it could be the same one – and, yes, it could be spreading all those nasty rubbish germs to your counters.
Cockroaches have the ability to bite humans, even though they don’t. They can, however, be harmful to us in other ways. Their feces, saliva, and decomposing bodies can trigger asthma attacks in some people.
Cockroaches should not be allowed to easily access your home or business . These are tiny, opportunistic pests that will hunt every inch of the exterior of your home trying to find an entrance. Contact the professionals here at EnviroPest today and we will put our pest control experts to work for you. Keep cockroaches out of your home or business year round with EnviroPest.
Bugs and rodents add nothing to our lives. They chew on precious keepsakes, jump us when we flick on the light in the bathroom, bite us while we're sleeping, eat the wood of our homes, cause illnesses we mistake for the flu--and some pests even carry dangerous pathogens that have significant medical implications. Pest control isn't just something nice we do to improve our quality of life, it is vital protection for our families and our property. That is why the team here at EnviroPest is hoping you'll choose to have a pest-free 2018. Here's a quick guide to help you do it.
Everything You Need To Know About Pest Control
We could give you a long list of tips and tricks but it would only leave you frustrated. Bugs, rodents, and other wildlife are clever and persistent. And some of the ways they attack your home are nearly impossible to address without the help of a professional.
Termites can travel as far as the distance of a football field to feed on your home and they come up from the ground to feed. The only way to prevent this is by putting a barrier in place, and this can only be done effectively with products like the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ , which must be installed by a certified professional.
Some pests access your home by going under a deck, porch, exterior stairwell, or some other structure. There is no easy way to get into these locations to seal entry points in your foundation or walls. But a pest control technician has industry-developed methods for protecting vulnerable locations like these.
Invasive pests, like bed bugs , fleas, lice, mites, and ticks, often plague a home for months because DIY pest products are improperly applied to address the problem. Professionals know where to put control products, what baits to use, what methods work to keep pests from retreating deep into walls, and how to monitor pest activity to ensure that all the bugs are gone.
Pest control is a science. While there are some things you can do to resist and control pests, complete protection requires the assistance of an educated and experienced professional.
At EnviroPest, we take pest control seriously. It isn't just a quality of life upgrade. It is vital protection every family should have. Let our QualityPro Certified team of industry-leading professionals help you get your protection in place. We'll make sure those pests know that they are not welcome in the new year.
Happy New Year, from all of us here at EnviroPest! May you have many more to come!
If you follow the news when it comes to homeownership and health, you've probably grown sick of hearing about bed bugs . Their infestation of hotels or ill-kept homes has become a commonplace tale, and it's convenient that along with this rise in hype about the problem have come a host of people saying that they have the solution. If you've ever tried to deal with a bed bug problem you may well have fallen for some of the over-the-counter products "guaranteed" to eliminate bed bugs easily. It's too bad that bed bugs are rarely so obliging as to fold to our $8.99 can of chemicals. Many DIY methods are based on false perceptions of how bed bugs spread and just what these little bloodsuckers are capable of. There is, however, some tested and true information that has proven invaluable to pest control professionals and homeowners in avoiding scams, along with some simple practices that can minimize the risk of bed bug infestation. Here are the top five tips we've come up with this year for preventing and dealing with bed bugs:
You can rest easy when it comes to bed bugs because EnviroPest has you covered. Our technicians know what it takes to get rid of bed bugs, and we offer safe, fast, and effective bed bug treatments . Not only that, but we are ready to help for the long-term. If you are unsatisfied with our treatment we will correct it free of charge. Bed bugs are not something you want to deal with. Knowing how to avoid them, and how they can be eliminated, can give you peace of mind in your day-to-day life, and EnviroPest is just a call away to give you quality service and effective solutions.