Cockroaches are the most common insects that infest our homes. They are the oldest group of insects, indicating how successful they are in adapting to changes in their environment. The German cockroach is the most widespread type found across the United States. They range in size from a half inch to an inch long and the larger ones look as if they have wing covers, but they cannot fly. Cockroaches can jump, but they usually prefer to run. One of their most distinguishing characteristics is their waving antennae.
A single cockroach can enter your home on the bottom of a grocery bag, in reused egg cartons, or even in a friend’s purse. Once cockroaches become established they are prolific breeders, capable of producing several thousand offspring in a year.
Cockroaches are attracted to warm, moist environments. They spend the daylight hours in dark, secluded sites under refrigerators, stoves, false bottoms in kitchen cabinets, in the backs of cabinets and in crevices between baseboards and floors or cabinets and walls. They may also be found behind pictures or within electronic equipment. A number of these openings will ultimately lead to voids in the stud walls. The insects leave these sites at night to forage for food and water. The presence of cockroaches during the day may indicate a large population.
InCide® Pest Control Insulation installed in walls can help eliminate the infestation of cockroaches. Whether you are building a new home or have an existing home, InCide® can be easily installed. Not only will InCide® Pest Control Insulation save money on your monthly utility costs, but it will give you peace of mind. Those pesky roaches will not survive InCide® Insulation’s pest control properties which are not found in other types of insulation.
Unlike many household pests, cockroaches are prevalent year-round. Homeowners attempting to control cockroaches themselves may find this to be a difficult task. You should contact a professional pest management company to eliminate a cockroach problem.
Since InCide® may only be installed by a licensed pest control operator. Ask them how you can reduce the risk of cockroach infestation in your walls and save money on your monthly utility cost.