They can be big or small, light yellow or dark brown, but in the end, they are all just cockroaches. The only questions that really matter are how did they get in and how do I get rid of them?
At Progressive Pest Control, we’ve got an answer and a solution for your cockroach problems in Northeast Atlanta.
What Are We Even Dealing With Here?
The American Cockroach is one of the most common pest species that you’ll find in your home. And they can be really tough to get rid of once they’ve taken a liking to the dark spaces of your dwelling.
It’s hard for the untrained eye to tell the difference between a male and female American Cockroach, but females are the ones that really do the damage. They can live almost twice as long as a male cockroach and they lay eggs as often as once a month!
Why Are They Here and Why Won’t They Leave?
Believe it or not, the American Cockroach is an outdoor species that help break down dead plant and animal life. However, they happen to really like just about any warm, moist environment and will eat nearly any type of organic material. That means that in the mind of a cockroach, there’s not a lot of difference between a leaf pile in your yard and the cabinet under your kitchen sink.
Heavy rains can drive cockroaches inside your home as roaches often live down in runoff drains and sewers. To avoid drowning, they will seek higher ground, which can often be your house. Dirty spaces with an abundance of crumbs, food or trash will also attract them into your home.
Tip of the Iceberg
For every one roach you see, you can pretty much assume there are many, many more that you don’t. So when you’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg in terms of your roach problem, your best bet is to call in a professional to take out the rest of her hidden friends. At Progressive Pest Control, we’ve got you covered.