Getting Rid of Cockroaches

Cockroach Infestation Pest Control - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Closeup of Cockroach

A cockroach is one of the most detested pests that exist, always associated with filth and dirtiness. The cockroach carries a countless number of bacteria and can slink into the tiniest of cracks to gain access to your home.

Cockroaches have the ability to adapt to almost any environment and can multiply quite rapidly, which makes an infestation of roaches a probable occurrence if their surroundings will allow it.

There are over four thousand species of cockroach today and about thirty of those species inhabit our cities, schools, and homes.

Pest Management for Cockroaches - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Dead cockroach on counterCockroaches are indeed a pest and for homeowners also an embarrassment.

No one wants to see a roach crawl across the floor of their home, especially while hosting a party. Because cockroaches are associated with filth, this can be a humiliating experience.


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Cockroach Diet

Cockroaches have the ability to survive without food for very long periods of time. It is not difficult for cockroaches to discover food sources, due to the fact that they can eat almost anything.

Roaches do prefer food that is sweeter in flavor. However, just like the common house ant, the roach can devour glue, grease, soap, wallpaper paste, leather, book bindings, and even hair. Yes, hair!

Cockroaches are disgusting little creatures that can hide out within the walls of your home for quite a while before they are discovered.

Adaptive Features of the Cockroach

Cockroaches Can Live Headless!

One of the more disturbing facts about a cockroach is that it can live up to two weeks without its head. Yes, a cockroach can walk around for a couple of weeks headless. Believe it or not, a cockroaches head really isn’t all that important. Not much more will send a chill up your spine than seeing a headless cockroach crawl across your wall.

Lightning Fast!

Cockroaches are extremely fast insects that can scurry for cover when you hit the light switch. The fasted start time recorded for a cockroach is just 8.2 seconds after feeling a puff of air on its behind. Once a cockroach gets moving, it can travel upwards to eighty centimeters per second. That is some serious scurrying!

Cockroach Scavengers

Cockroaches are excellent scavengers and will search out any crack or crevice to gain access into your home. Once inside a cockroach will immediately begin to search for a food source.

The best way to handle any cockroach problem is to call in a professional pest technician. Croach® will wipe out any cockroach that has invaded your home. Contact Croach® for the best cockroach elimination service available.