Roaches can come from a variety of places. These pests follow their natural instinct for food, water, and warmth to lead the way. These desires are essentially the same as humans which makes our homes and buildings an ideal place for them to live. Understanding where roaches come from and where they live helps to prevent future infestations.
While roaches are associated with filth or poor housekeeping, this isn’t always the case. Even though cleanliness is an important factor, roaches are smart enough to know that humans and buildings often have what they are looking for.
Additionally, roaches can easily move from place to place. They can cling on and hide in our belongings, travel from neighboring buildings, or make their way inside from the outdoors.
Where Do Roaches Come From?
- Cracks and Gaps in Your Building Exterior: Cockroaches can get through very narrow spaces. This means that any cracks in your foundation, walls, windows, or doors are opportunities for roaches to enter the building.
- Drains: Cockroaches are small enough to crawl in and out of drains. This becomes especially problematic if your drains connect to multiple other rooms or buildings. Be sure to clean your drains often.
- Personal Items: Cockroaches are often transported by humans without us even knowing it. That means they can crawl into your luggage, bags, boxes, and clothing for a quick route to their next destination.
- Packages and Cardboard: Cockroaches are attracted to paper because they can communicate through chemical pheromones that they secrete which paper absorbs. This makes it an ideal place for them to communicate and gather.
The possibilities are seemingly endless for where cockroaches can come from and where they can head to. And unfortunately, human environments are places that cockroaches thrive. A combination of sanitation standards and regular inspections are needed to meet to avoid infestations.
See below for places to regularly inspected to check for cockroaches.
Common Places to Check for Cockroaches:
- Food Prep Areas: Check where food is prepped and stored as these areas attract cockroaches.
- Bathrooms: Check areas around the drain, under the cabinets and sink to see if these pests have found a way inside.
- Garbage: Check your garage cans for roaches regularly and be sure to store your garage away in a sealed container to prevent them from finding it.
- Basements and Cellars: Be sure to check the drains, water heaters, and pipes where roaches may be entering without notice.
The most important thing to do when you find a cockroach is to act in a timely matter. When you see one cockroach, you can assume there are more nearby. This fact coupled with their ability to quickly reproduce means that time is all the advantage they need to infest your building.
That is why it’s essential to have a pest control tool on hand. This gives you the ability to potentially stop an infestation before it starts and buy yourself more time.
The Cryonite machine is an ideal tool to have on hand because anyone can learn to use it. It’s clean, green technology allows you to use the machine without a major shutdown, potentially saving you a significant amount of money. Keep roaches out.
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