At the first sight of a cockroach, you might not need much convincing to contact professional help. No one wants to see a cockroach lurking anywhere in their home. Cockroaches can hide well during the day and come out only under the darkness. By the time you discover a cockroach, there may well be an infestation that has gotten out of control. Trying to handle the problem on your own may only lead to more problems. It’s best to let an experienced exterminator treat cockroach infestations and get rid of them from your home once and for all. But if you aren’t convinced yet, here are four reasons that will help you see why you will want to contact an exterminator at the first sight of a cockroach.
They’re Difficult To Kill
Cockroaches can be hard to kill. That is why DIY methods for getting rid of them are not recommended. Cockroaches have a hard exoskeleton and are strong for their size. You can’t kill a cockroach with just the flick of a broom. If you see one cockroach, chances are there is another as well, so be sure to contact the professionals as quickly as possible to avoid an infestation.
Where There’s One, There’s Usually More
Like other insects, cockroaches have a good sense of smell. One of the things that attracts cockroaches is the smell of other dead cockroaches. If you kill one cockroach, it will release a stench that will cause other cockroaches to come to investigate. They may even begin to feed on the dead cockroach. So, if you see and kill one cockroach, you may actually bring more to your home without even realizing it.
They Are Disease Carriers
Cockroaches are speedy little creatures, running over 3 miles per hour when frightened or in danger. But that’s not the worst thing about them. Cockroaches are known to carry diseases such as salmonella, typhoid fever, or dysentery. It’s best to avoid all contact with cockroaches and let the experts handle the extermination process so you can be sure to be rid of them once and for all. Additionally, some people can be allergic to cockroaches and have reactions to their presence without even knowing the cause or that cockroaches are nearby.
They Can Live Without a Head
One of the most disturbing facts about a cockroach is that it can live without a head for several weeks. Cockroaches have a system of tubes in their body that allows them to breathe. Because these tubes run throughout the body, they don’t have to rely on their head to breathe. They only need a head for food and water. So, without a head, cockroaches can still live for several days.
It is no secret that cockroaches are pests that no one wants to find in their home. If you have seen a cockroach or two, don’t hesitate to reach out to the expert exterminators at Pest Force. Our team of professionals can have the problem handled in no time so you don’t have to worry about what may be lurking in your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What are cockroaches attracted to?
Like many insects or pests, cockroaches are attracted to food and water sources that they need to survive. In your home, this can be things such as crumbs in the kitchen on the floor or counters, pets’ bowls of food or water, garbage left out or uncovered, dirty dishes in the sink, or any standing moisture.
How Long Do Cockroaches Live?
If a cockroach has easy access to food and water, its average lifespan is anywhere from twenty to thirty weeks. The lifespan of a cockroach can also depend on the type. German cockroaches only live for about 100 days, while American cockroaches can live for up to a year. Cockroaches can live without food for a month and without water for only one week.
Are Cockroaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches can be considered dangerous because they are an allergen source that can trigger asthma. Additionally, they can also be carriers of bacteria which can get into food sources.