Why Summer Leads to More Cockroach Infestations

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Why Summer Leads to More Cockroach Infestations

Most people would say that finding any pests especially cockroaches on their property is a disturbing encounter. And not only are these creatures disturbing to see, but they are also capable of transmitting a number of dangerous bacteria, pathogens, and diseases to you or your family.

While this beautiful weather might be great for beach days and tourist vacations, the climate is also perfect for cockroaches. Providing extreme heat and moisture, cockroaches can multiply in population numbers with the perfect conditions to feed, breed, and reproduce more rapidly than ever. And it doesn’t help that tourist activity during summer adds to the litter and trash that cockroaches enjoy feeding on.

Elements That Encourage Cockroach Activity In Your Home

Summer leads to higher cockroach populations, but why do they invade homes if the outdoor climate is perfect? While it is true that cockroaches are usually able to thrive outdoors, it doesn’t mean they aren’t attracted to homes. Cockroaches move to areas that provide them with the means to survive and reproduce. Those things are warmth, moisture, and food. If your property is giving cockroaches easy access to these things, your home could be at risk for a cockroach infestation. Consider checking around your property for the following factors that encourage cockroach activity within your home.

Available food sources. Pet food, garbage, crumbs, drink spills, stains, and organic debris are all on the food sources for a hungry cockroach.

High moisture content. Areas with high moisture levels, such as basements, around water heaters, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens are common hot spots for cockroach activity. Other things that could create lots of moisture on your property include faulty piping, leaky faucets, water-damaged wood, and clogged gutters. Entry points. Cockroaches can’t get inside unless you are allowing them inside. Seal all cracks, gaps, and crevices around every possible entry point. Windows, doorways, foundations, exterior walls, and siding are typical areas where cockroaches invade.

If roaches invade your home this summer, don’t hesitate to contact the pest technicians here at Budget Pest Control Services for immediate assistance. At Budget Pest Control, we employ safe and effective state of the art cockroach control treatments for these roaches with the use of non-invasive products. Our cockroach control products are effective at eliminating roaches in all stages of life; whereas most store bought “bombs” are only useful on adults (the eggs and nymphs will remain and continue to grow) So save your money and give us a call today at 412-318-4912 for a FREE estimate.


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