Cockroaches are some of the most common insects. Historian’s have found fossil evidence, cockroaches are known to have been present on planet Earth for nearly 350 million years. Their sizes vary considerably; some species are up to several inches long. Some biologists consider insects to be one of the most prolific groups of insects to ever inhabit this planet, and cockroaches one of the most adaptable and prolific insect groups. They have been able to survive many changing eco systems over the eons. There are approximately 3,000+ species of cockroaches worldwide, with about 70 species found in the United States.
Their presence in nearly every part of the world and in a wide range of habitats proves that cockroaches are truly an outstanding success story on earth. Of course, many of the same characteristics that make cockroaches so prolific in nature can also make them some of the most difficult pests to exterminate.
Sanitation is key for all cockroaches. Structural Modifications and Repairs may be necessary. Modifying the interior environment—removing food, moisture, and harborages available to cockroaches—is the first step in treatment. Eliminating cockroach harborages involves caulking in closets and cabinets, caulking under the sink, etc., or making similar structural repairs in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of the house. Have a good exterior treatment done on scheduled intervals every 3 months. At Empire Pest Control we can keep these pests away from your home and family with the best and safest methods and products available.
When the cockroach enters the home, it contaminates food and sometimes transmits diseases. To stop it from coming in from outside repair screens, check clearances around door frames and seal areas around the house where they may gain access. Repair any water leaks and ventilate moist areas to dry them out. Since the cockroach is attracted to moisture, remove rotting leaves or compost piles from the exterior of the house. Also keep trash cans away from the home.
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