Common Myths And Misconceptions About Cockroaches

Posted on: 5 January 2022

There is no ghastlier sight than seeing a cockroach scurry along the floor of your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room in your home. Unfortunately, if you see a single cockroach in your home, chances are that there are several others lurking in the walls or cabinets. Understanding the nature of cockroaches can help you create a plan to get rid of these unwanted pests and prevent them from returning. Here are a few common myths and misconceptions about cockroaches.

Cockroaches Only Infest Dirty Houses

One of the most common misconceptions about cockroaches is that if you keep your home immaculately clean, you will be safe from an infestation. Unfortunately, even the cleanest house will be enticing to a hungry cockroach. Cockroaches are looking for a consistent source of water, food, and shelter.

Your home will provide all three, so don't assume that you cannot suffer from a cockroach infestation just because you are a neat person.

Cockroaches Only Come Out at Night

Cockroaches by nature are nocturnal insects, which means these pests prefer eating and being active at night. If there are cockroaches in your home, you will typically only see them scurrying under a cabinet or appliance at night when you flip on a light. However, if you can see cockroaches being active during the daytime, it could actually be a sign of a bigger issue.

When there are several cockroaches in your home, the competition for food and water will be greater. This means that some cockroaches will be forced to look for food and water during the day.

You Only Need to Worry About the Big Cockroaches

There are several species of cockroaches and these cockroaches come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Many homeowners believe that only the larger varieties of cockroaches will cause problems, such as an allergic reaction in people suffering from asthma. No matter what the size of the cockroach, the pest can still cause an allergic reaction, harbor diseases, and cause damages.

I Can Eliminate a Cockroach Infestation on My Own

Finally, if there are only a few cockroaches in your home, you might mistakenly believe you can handle ridding your space of the infestation on your own. Unfortunately, cockroaches are insidious pests that should be handled by a professional. This is because cockroaches are great at hiding. Just because you got rid of the roaches doesn't mean you also rid your home of the eggs.

There are several common myths and misconceptions about cockroaches you should not believe. If you see any cockroaches in your home, contact a professional pest control service quickly to rid your house of these common pests.


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