Why are there still cockroaches in my home in winter

Why Are There Still Cockroaches in my Home in Winter?

Cockroaches are a problem year-round. These are incredibly tough insects that have bothered human beings for thousands of years. They sneak into our homes and feed on minuscule amounts of grease and moisture. Even if you keep your home very clean, cockroaches can go without food for weeks. What’s worse is that they breed very quickly. One small cockroach infestation can very quickly get out of control. These bugs will not go away without professional help. Call Exterminator Peterborough for guaranteed cockroach removal and pest-proofing.

The most common species of cockroach in Ontario is the German cockroach. This roach measures between 13 and 16mm in length. It has two flightless wings on its back with two horizontal black stripes. To most people, the German cockroach is disturbing to look at. This species is usually found in kitchens and bathrooms where it can find food and moisture. While it prefers warmer climates, the German cockroach can survive anything above 0C. If it is cold, it will simply slow reproduction and activity. It takes prolonged exposure at freezing temperatures to get rid of cockroaches.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Call a local pest control company for cockroach removal. Cockroaches are extremely tough and good at hiding. While you may think that you got the problem under control, there are probably still some cockroaches hiding in your home. The pest control products that you can use yourself are not as effective as those available to professionals. A licensed technician can spray an effective pesticide deep in the cockroaches’ hiding spots and eliminate them on the spot. The pesticides also continue to work on contact for weeks after they are applied, so if any eggs hatch, the nymphs that emerge will also perish.

What you can do to help get rid of cockroaches is to keep your home as clean as possible. Never leave any food or dirty dishes out, especially at night. Use a lidded garbage can and take it out every day to reduce odours. Store food in sealed, airtight containers and wipe down your countertops every day. If your home is very humid, consider getting a dehumidifier or ventilating with open windows and fans. Fix leaky faucets. Finally, you should seal every gap and crevice you find in your kitchen to get rid of cockroach hiding spots. Use expanding foam or caulking.

Cockroaches are stubborn pests that can survive harsh conditions. It takes professional pesticides and lots of patience to get rid of these bugs. The technicians at Exterminator Peterborough are experienced in cockroach control and would be happy to help. We use an ultra-light volume mist, which sprays insecticide into those hard-to-reach areas where cockroaches hide. The insecticide eliminates cockroaches immediately, drawing them out of their hiding spots and eliminating cockroaches that hatch later. We also offer baiting programs and pest-proofing to keep cockroaches gone for good. Call us for guaranteed cockroach removal in Peterborough.