They don’t discriminate – One of the most unwanted house guests is the American Cockroach. These highly adaptive buggers can make any home or business their property overnight. They can infiltrate, multiply, and infest almost overnight creating an out of control problem before you ever even see any sign of a cockroach. Although the “dirty” homes and businesses are more at risk, that is not always necessary for them to happily nest in your clean residence. They are adaptive to just about anywhere if you don’t take a few precautionary steps to keep your home and business a roach free zone.
Identifying the American Roach – The American Cockroach has quickly become one of the most advanced roaches within its species. They can be identified by their typical reddish-brown to mahogany color with slight yellow outlining the area behind the head. Generally considered a big bug, they can grow to about three inches long eventually growing wings as they reach adulthood. When it comes to a food source, there is not much that they won’t eat, although along with food scraps they will enjoy eating leaves and algae.
Infestation and reproductive timeline – The American Roach lays large batches of eggs that have a hard protective covering making them extremely hard to kill with any weak home products. They can go from hatchlings to adulthood in about five months, making the likelihood of infestation if they’ve made it into your home almost inevitable.
Ideal nesting climates – This roach is generally attracted to warm, dark, damp areas that they can find in your home or business. Part of what makes these bugs so dangerous is the fact that they like outdoor areas as well. They love to seek out damp and warm mulch piles around trees and flowerbeds that may adorn your yard, bringing them just that much closer to setting up shop right in your dwelling.
Prevention and treatment options – Unfortunately there is not much you can do to combat these critters. Having your yard professionally treated can help create a perimeter around your house. Futile results from home remedies quickly deem them ineffective against this highly efficient bug. They can pass through microscopic openings to your home through walls, doors, and windows making it equally important to treat your home and business as well to prevent being overrun by these roaches.
Finding the right service – With a multitude of bug extermination services available, how do you go about choosing the right one for the job you need? Doing a little research on a company’s background along with reading some online reviews from past customer experiences can get you started. Then placing some calls to talk with trained knowledgeable representatives that are happy to assist you in getting the right assessment. Finally having a field technician do an on-site examination complete with free recommendations, explanations, and estimations that fit your timeline and budget can keep you and your home bug-free.