Cockroaches are one of the most common insect pests infesting Jacksonville North Carolina homes and foodservice establishments. Cockroaches are prolific and populations can explode almost overnight. One German roach egg can hatch out more than 48 roaches – in just 30 days will become adult.
Cockroaches are shy and nocturnal and will mostly feed in the dark. When roaches are seen in the daytime this may be due to overpopulation or stress. So, if you see one cockroach in the daytime, you could have a serious roach infestation already.
Cockroaches are one of the toughest pests to treat on your own. Successful roach control involves prevention of entry, reduction of harborage sites, as well as the removal of food and water resources as much as possible. Most Cockroaches invade homes from their natural habitat outside, with the exception of the German cockroaches.
Here are the two main cockroach species the infest homes in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area. And require a professional Roach Control Program.
The American cockroach prefers to live outdoors. They prefer damp, cool habitats, but they live outside, and usually enter home around plumbing pipes and foundation holes.
German cockroaches often live indoors near water sources and live in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. They are attracted to the warmth of running appliances like hot water heaters, refrigerators & freezers, stoves & ovens, and dishwashers. The German roaches are usually brought by hitchhiking inside boxes, bags, and appliances.
Our pest technicians are both the training and have first-hand experience to correctly identify and eradicating any Cockroach infestation. Properly identifying the Cockroach species is the first step in making your home or business roach-free.