A Few Facts About Cockroaches

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A Few Facts:

Cockroaches love the warm weather. Summer just happens to be the roach’s preferred season. They flourish in high temperatures. Once the temperatures dip lower than 50 degrees, these coldblooded pests will either die or go into hibernation. As the temperature warms up again, the roaches go back to feeding and breeding.

Cockroaches will eat almost anything, except poison. Taste hairs on the cockroaches’ head let it sample food first. Anything that tastes like poison is quickly discarded. Here are a few favorite roach dishes:

  • Sugary sweets
  • Hair
  • Salty snacks
  • Finger nails
  • Meats
  • Glue
  • Cheeses
  • Leather
  • Book bindings
  • Wood
  • Dead insects
  • Blood
  • Doggie doo

Cockroaches don’t discriminate. Regardless of who a person is, what they do for a living, where they live, or how immaculate their home is, cockroaches can be an issue. Roaches will enter your home through any crack or crevice they can find.

Cockroaches are killed off by eye wash. Boric acid, the antiseptic powder used in eye washes, is very successful in killing a roach. Cockroaches don’t distinguish boric acid as a poison, so they will scurry right on through it. The poison will adhere to their legs and antennae, and the roach will ingest it while cleaning itself. Within a few days, the roach will die.

Cockroaches cannot swim. While the roach’s waterproof outside layer enables it to float, they cannot swim. So contrary to popular belief, cockroaches do not come up household drains from the sewer—water in the traps will keep them out. If a home is left empty for an extended period of time, or a drain is not used for awhile, the traps can dry out and let roaches come through.

Cockroaches eat toothpaste.

How to Control Cockroaches

It’s been well established that cockroaches are very hearty insects that will eat about anything. They also spread several different diseases and carry over 40 different types of bacteria. You do not want them in your home. If you are a Houston resident, and having an issue with roaches in your home, contact a local pest control professional today!

Houston Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminating
10900 Brittmoore Park Drive
Houston, TX 77041
(281) 668-4930

AAAnimal Pro: Wildlife Control
8280 Golf Green Circle
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 248- 7804

16155 Park Row, Suite 190
Houston, TX 77084
(832) 460-3698

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