Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches
Cockroach Overview. Your home is an excellent source of habitation for cockroaches, especially if it’s littered with food, dirt and trash. Roaches love places that have:
- Dirty dishes
- Excess moisture
- Leftover food in empty containers/cans
- Pet food
When Are Roaches The Most Active?
Roaches spend most of the night actively looking for food and a mate. Outdoor cockroaches, which are found mainly in the northern parts of the U.S., will hibernate in the winter months. Their activity begins when the weather warms up (springtime).
Why Is Your Home Suddenly Inundated With Cockroaches?
The biggest reason cockroaches come inside a home is food. It doesn’t matter what the food is. If it’s left out on the counter or in a cabinet opened, they’ll come in seeking it.
Do Roaches Live Inside Mattresses?
For the most part, roaches are not typically found on a mattress. However, they can be commonly found hiding in bed frames or furniture near your bed. If you’re moving, make sure to dismantle the bed entirely and look for roaches. The best thing you can do is sanitize the items before moving. If you cannot do this, and the infestation is bad enough, consider throwing it out. National Geographic wrote an article stating that Cockroaches can live anywhere.
How Quickly Will Roaches Expand Their Numbers?
Baby cockroaches become grown adults within three to four months and can live up to a year. A female roach can birth six generations of cockroaches in a year, with 200 to 300 babies born each time.
Are Clean Houses Free Of Roaches?
Even if you were the cleanest person on the planet, cockroaches will try to make a home out of your clean home. They live in tiny crevices and cracks, usually under sinks, behind refrigerators and in cabinets and drawers. They come out at night, consuming whatever they can – food or non-food alike. As such, clean homes do not bother them at all!
Can Cockroaches Cause Allergies?
Yes, cockroaches are known to cause allergies. In fact, cockroach allergies are very common. For more information on Cockroach allergies read our roach allergy guide: Cockroaches Can Trigger Allergies and Asthma
Where Will Roaches Lay Their Nest?
Cockroaches like to start and build their nest in bathrooms or kitchens – anywhere there is a warm, humid environment for them to live and thrive in with plenty of food nearby. You can find them under your refrigerators, under furniture and in any cracks and crevices.
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