The sight of a cockroach in your kitchen or favorite restaurant can be enough to ruin any appetite. Roaches are a big problem in the DC area, where the moisture creates an ideal living situation for these pests. The most common roach species found in our area are the American cockroach, German cockroach, oriental cockroach and banded cockroach.
Cockroaches only live for around 12 to 18 months but multiply rapidly, which makes roach infestations hard to eliminate. Mature females lay egg cases every nine days, with around 14 embryos per egg case. In other words, a female cockroach can produce 565+ roaches per year.
Signs of a Roach Problem
If you see roaches in your home or business, odds are you have a roach problem. Roaches typically prefer kitchen areas, which are damp and provide an ample food supply. Roaches will eat just about any organic matter including food, leather, paper (including cardboard) and pet food. Roaches are also detectable by their foul odor. Many pest control professionals can smell roach infestations before they actually see any roaches.
Wherever you see one roach, many more roaches are usually hiding nearby. Roaches like to hide in cabinets, pantries and even inside of electronics like computers and televisions. They are mostly nocturnal. In fact, if you see roaches during the day it may be due to overcrowded conditions inside your walls or other hiding areas.
Get Rid of Roaches
Getting rid of cockroaches with do-it-yourself treatments is nearly impossible and can be dangerous. Many over-the-counter chemicals including boric acid and some roach sprays are toxic to children and pets, and pinpointing where to place the treatments can be difficult. A pest control professional will knows where to place the treatments and which treatments to use in your unique situation to reduce risks to your family or customers.
Connor’s uses only environmentally responsible treatments and works with you to prevent future infestation through smart and sustainable exclusion strategies. To fight roaches and their offspring year round, we offer year-round monitoring and protection against roaches and 26+ other pests. Or, choose a one-time service to treat the roaches you have today. Whether you choose a one-time service or year-round control, we eliminate your roach problem. Guaranteed.