One of the amazing facts about cockroaches is that the species has been around for 400 million years, with 57 known species dwelling only in the United States. It lives in our kitchens and bathrooms, hiding throughout the day, and coming out only at nights, as certain species are nocturnal.
One of the most common signs of cockroach penetration is if you find any feces lying around that look like grains of black pepper and/or brown egg cases. As cockroaches flourish in warm and damp atmospheres, it comes out at nighttime and feeds on whatever it can find in the house.
If you have found any cockroaches running about in your house or have seen the egg cases, you need to act on it quickly.
To help understand why this issue occurred in the first place, you need to know what causes cockroach penetration. Here are some facts about cockroaches that might help understand the entire picture.
- Un-kept and unsanitary environment aid cockroach penetration.
- Already infested areas attract female cockroaches that are carrying the egg sacs on its belly.
- Unwanted sources of water and food becomes its hiding place.
You have to keep all these areas clear, so that cockroaches don't find a corner or crevice to get in. Seal all the openings and crevices with a strong tape, so that there is no way for cockroaches to come or go out.
Use Glue Tape and Pesticide
Purchase glue traps and pesticides, especially perimeter sprays which kill and deter cockroaches away from your house. The spray works its magic for about a month or two. Prepare soapy water to wipe the insides of your cupboards and drawers.
Spray the pesticide in all the corners and place glue traps near the refrigerator, dishwasher, around the kitchen and house. Keep a regular check on the glue traps and get rid (kill) of the cockroaches that got caught.
Until a professional exterminator can resolve the issue, you can follow the suggestions mentioned here. Try not to step on any of the cockroaches because if it happens to be females, the eggs could be left behind to hatch later on.
At times, even clean and tidy houses can become infested. Make sure you or the exterminator try to get to the bottom of the issue, so that it doesn't bother you again.