September 11, 2019
The Brown-Banded Cockroach: How to Get Rid of Something That Could Survive Almost Anything
What Are Brown-Banded Cockroaches
Brown-banded cockroaches are one of the most common types. You probably already know that cockroaches are resilient pests. Brown-banded roaches can be among the toughest to exterminate. The cockroaches, named for a brown band on their abdomen, can survive extreme temperatures. While other bugs may die out during the winter, brown-banded cockroaches can survive cold weather, as well as hot weather, making them a pest to watch out for all year.
Brown-banded cockroaches can also last a while without food, and they need hardly any water for survival. These cockroaches will eat anything. They often feast on decaying matter. You may find them in your garbage can, crawling over your dirty dishes, hanging out near animal fecal matter, or any dead thing they might find. This makes them a dangerous pest you don't want in your home.
Are Brown Banded Cockroaches Dangerous
Because cockroaches eat decaying matter and spend their time in filthy places, they carry more than 30 types of bacteria. When they get into your home, especially your kitchen, they will transfer these bacteria to your dishes and your food. This spread of pathogens could lead to illness or disease.
Cockroaches can also cause more problems for sufferers of allergies and asthma. The shed skin they leave behind cause some people to have allergic reactions. This shedding can also worsen symptoms of asthma. Needless to say, it’s a good idea to keep cockroaches out of your house so that you don’t need to worry about the problems they create.
How to Prevent Brown Banded Cockroaches
So, how do you get rid of cockroaches? We've already covered how difficult it is to kill brown-banded cockroaches. They can find food almost anywhere, and they don't need much water. One thing you can do is to prevent cockroaches from coming near your home in the first place.
You can do this by minimizing their access to food. Keep all food containers tightly sealed and protected. Cockroaches can easily find their way into the kitchen, but you can keep them out of your food by keeping containers closed and never leaving food sitting out. You should also keep trash containers tightly sealed, and by frequently cleaning—leaving the kitchen spotless at night.
Finally, keep cockroaches away from your home by keeping your yard clean and free of debris. If you have organic matter in your yard, keep it as far from the house as possible, so that cockroaches won’t follow the trail of food right to your kitchen.
What to Do When Cockroaches Are Out of Control
If despite taking precautions, brown-banded cockroaches make it inside your home, you won't want to try eliminating them on your own. It's well known that cockroaches can survive extreme conditions, so you'll probably wear yourself out trying to kill them all. Instead, call Bill Clark Pest Control for help. We have years of experience dealing with cockroaches. We know how to target them and eliminate them, using treatment plans specifically designed for your situation. Cockroaches are disgusting, dangerous pests, but they aren't invincible. Bill Clark Pest Control can eliminate brown-banded cockroaches, no matter how tough they may be.
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