We often hear customers say, “My house is clean. I don’t understand why I have German roaches, or any cockroach for that matter!” We want all customers to understand that anyone can get roaches no matter how clean you keep your home.
Roaches have been around for 300 million years and long before human life. They survived without dirty homes, without landfills and without garbage in general. Cockroaches are resourceful little guys! They can feed off almost any kind of decayed material, including paper products such as card board boxes or even leaves and pine straw that might be decaying in flower beds. They generally like warm climates and sheltered areas. This is why you often find them in human houses, regardless of the cleanliness of the home. Although keeping your house clean does help cut back on the infestation numbers, it will neither prevent nor get rid of an existing infestation. Often times, insects such as roaches and ants are attracted in to homes not for food, but water, or shelter from the elements.
If you find that you are having an issue with German roaches, call your local pest control company immediately. Allowing them to continue to spread will only make things worse for both you and your neighbors as they can spread from house to house.
Picture and Post by: Customer Service Rep, Matt Jeffcoat