Many cockroache enter homes and buildings from outside, through sewer openings or by hitchhiking in furniture, boxes, electronic equipment and other items brought into the home. Because each cockroach species is different, the cause for each infestation is different. Here are some facts about the common cockroaches we find throughout the Phoenix area
- Cockroaches like wet, cool environments and tend to live indoors, usually in basements, near pipes and drains, and in wall voids, especially in bathrooms.
- Indian cockroaches also prefer wet, cool habitats, but they live outside, usually only entering buildings through drains and foundations.
- Turkestan cockroaches are primarily an outdoor species, but males are strongly attracted to light during the night, so they do find their way indoors.
- Brown banded cockroaches prefer warm, dry places and live and nest exclusively indoors, often in higher locations, such as in ceilings and picture frames.
- They are usually brought into homes or buildings through moving boxes or used furniture.
Why they Produce?
1. They feed on human and pet food and can leave an offensive odor.
2. They can passively transport pathogenic microbes on their body surfaces, particularly in environments such as hospitals.
Problems Created by Them
1. About 60% of asthma patients in Chicago are also sensitive to cockroach allergens.
2. Cockroaches can live for a few days up to a month without food.
Treatment for General Pest Control
1. Many remedies have been tried in the search for control of the major pest species of cockroaches, which are resilient and fast-breeding.
2. Household chemicals like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) have been suggested, without evidence for their effectiveness.
3. Baits with egg killers are also quite effective at reducing the cockroach population.
4. Alternatively, insecticides containing deltamethrin or pyrethrin are very effective.
5. Benefits of Cockroach Pest Control Herbal Gel treatment: No smell. Can be applied in sensitive areas such as kitchen appliances, computers, electrical control boards, record rooms etc. as it contain low dosage of active ingredient.