Cockroaches are among the top pests that plague homes. Worldwide, there are over 4,000 species of roaches. Thankfully, there are only four main species that are commonly found. We know, this is four too many! The pest control specialists at EcoTech are ready to help you rid yourself of roaches, if you find them in your home or business.
As we mentioned, there are about four species of roaches that have made their way to Minnesota, they are the American cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, and the two smaller species – the Brown-banded cockroach, and the German cockroach.
How Are Cockroaches Getting Inside?
Cockroaches are amongst the most resilient pests. It is thought that typical roaches enter a property via boxes and bags that are transported in and out of a building. The American cockroach comes through septic, sewer, and plumbing pipes from outside. They need only a small crevice to enter your dwelling. Once inside, they hide in dark, damp places. It is not uncommon to find them hiding in kitchens and bathrooms, and more specifically in tight spaces such as cabinets and around baseboards.
How Are Cockroaches Staying Alive Inside?
Again, their resilience is key. They can survive off anything that is organic in nature. Simple crumbs from bread products, meats, and sugars… hence, their presence in kitchens and pantries. Roaches can also, however, feed on hair, dander, and rotten wood sources… things that can be found nearly anywhere inside.
What To Do If You Notice Roaches Inside
It is no easy task to completely rid yourself of a roach infestation, but it is possible to control their numbers. The first thing to do is to consult with a local pest control company, like EcoTech. Pest control technicians are experts at being able to identify the types of pests, their possible entry spots, their nesting grounds, and deciding how to eradicate the problem. After an onsite consultation, they should be able to identify some things that you can do to avoid keeping the roach invitation open. The technician will likely treat some key areas but will need to revisit your home or business a few weeks later for a follow-up treatment.
Organic Pest Control Solutions In The Twin Cities-Metro Area
EcoTech offers safe, effective, and organic pest control solutions that are deemed safe for your family and pets yet effective in treating infestations of all kinds. Our certified expert pest control techs are ready to help defend your home or business against a roach infestation. We can help identify the issue, seal off entry points, and ensure that pests do not continue to come in. Call us at (763) 232-7296 or fill out the online contact form for immediate service. 24/7 emergency services are available.