Cockroaches are pesky bugs that instill a lot of fear in homeowners. We understand! They are creepy, you don’t see them until it’s too late, they run quick, and can even fly. Best Pest Control knows that cockroaches are pests you never want to encounter inside of your home. When it comes to cockroaches, there are many misconceptions. They are often times associated with dirty and unorganized homes, but that usually isn’t the case. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has seen cockroaches in all kinds of places, even inside of clean houses. Take a look at these common misconceptions about cockroaches and learn how to keep these pesky bugs from invading your home.
Cockroaches only invade homes that are dirty and unorganized.
Cockroaches are often thought to infest only dirty homes. While they do prefer dark and damp places, cockroaches don’t have a preference whether the home is dirty or clean. Your home may be clean and in pristine condition, and cockroaches can still be brought into your home accidentally. They can enter from cardboard boxes, grocery bags, or can even come from someone else’s house. Seeing one cockroach doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a cockroach infestation. If there isn’t shelter or food for them, the cockroach may move on to other areas or other homes.
Cockroaches don’t bite.
Cockroaches can bite, but only in extreme circumstances. The cockroaches you may have seen aren’t usually aggressive. Cockroaches are capable of biting, especially in the event of severe infestations. Larger cockroaches that are found outside have been known to bite humans. The most serious cases of bites have been on large ships. Luckily, cockroaches that are found inside of homes never grow to be large enough and never feel the need to bite.
Cockroaches can survive a nuclear bomb.
Cockroaches are extremely resilient creatures. They can without air for up to an hour. They can even go without food for several weeks and can survive on nearly nothing. And most shockingly, they can go weeks without their head. A headless cockroach will survive until it starves to death or it is killed. This makes it very difficult to determine when cockroaches invaded your home and to exterminate them yourself.
As far as the nuclear bomb urban legend that we have all heard, it’s highly exaggerated. Cockroaches have a higher resistance to radiation than humans – about 6 to 15 times more than humans. While they may be able to withstand the radiation levels, the heat from the blast would be too much for any cockroach to handle.
Best Pest Control can handle your cockroach problem
Cockroaches are extremely unpleasant bugs and having them in your home can create fear and even panic. No matter how clean your home is, Best Pest Control knows that cockroaches can still find their way inside. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you eliminate a cockroach problem before it gets out of hand. We’re experts when it comes to getting rid of those pesky creatures inside of your home. Visit our website or give us a call to learn how we can help you.
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