The sight of a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor is enough to send shivers down any homeowner’s spine, and with good reason. These home invaders wreak havoc: they carry diseases, aggravate allergies (especially in children), ruin food, and on rare occasions, even bite. Not to mention, they’re just plain frightening. Homeowners who suffer from this roach problem all wonder the same thing: what was it about their house that attracted the cockroaches? If you understand what made the roaches take up residence in your home, you’re one step closer not only to know how to remove these resilient pests but also to keep them away.