Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My Albany Home?◀ Back To Blog
August 9, 2016
Cockroaches are disgusting. If you're finding them in your Albany home it makes sense to ask the question, "Why?" What makes your home different from all the other houses on your street? Why have these cockroaches chosen you?
There are three cockroach species that are most often found in New York homes. They are the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. While all of these roaches are drawn in for the same reasons, not all have the same way of getting in.
Why do roaches come in?
Food is a strong motivator for cockroaches. All three of these species will come near a home that has outside food sources, like an open trash can. All three will also forage in a home that has available food sources, but since cockroaches are omnivores that can dine on a wide variety of bizarre things such as hair, books, decaying organic matter, and even feces, they are nearly impossible to control by trying to eliminate food.
How do roaches get in?
One of the main reasons you have cockroaches in your Albany home is because they have gotten in. All of the roaches mentioned above can climb walls and walk across ceilings, making them very hard to exclude. American cockroaches are particularly hard to keep out because adult American cockroaches have the ability to fly short distances.
German cockroaches are the smallest of these roaches and, when young, they can be quite tiny. This small size, combined with their ability to climb walls and walk on ceilings, makes them nearly impossible to keep out.
If you have Oriental cockroaches in your home, the problem is even worse. Oriental cockroaches can't fly, and they aren't particularly tiny. When these cockroaches come into the house, they need a gap or crack bigger than what those German roaches need. That means you have an entry point that can let in more than just roaches.
The only effective way to exclude cockroaches is with help from a pest control company like Thomas Pest Services. Only an experienced professional can find and seal entry points. And only a person educated in the science of entomology and accepted pest control practices can safely apply the EPA-registered insecticides that are required to make an impenetrable barrier.
If you live in Albany, let the trained and educated specialists at Thomas Pest Services get those cockroaches out and keep them out. Our team is QualityPro certified by the National Pest Management Association and current on all governmental regulations and certifications. You can trust Thomas Pest Services for effective, professional control, every time. For more information, chat with us or drop us an e-mail. We are looking forward to serving you.