Many of us don’t give a ton of thought to things we are unable to see, however that doesn’t mean that those things are not going to become problematic. Cockroaches are one of those things, and if you do happen to see them, it's likely too late, and an infestation has already begun. Cockroaches can actually create quite a serious issue for homeowners and their families, and unfortunately, as the weather cools down the cockroaches are looking for a nice warm place to stay, making your home just about perfect!
Cockroaches are known to host a pile of bacteria, parasitic worms, and human pathogens. Different cockroaches crawl through sewage and decaying matter, picking up germs on their bodies and spreading them through your home. Cockroach shedding and feces have also been linked to allergic reactions as well as asthma in children.
A lot of us must wonder where cockroaches even come from. The answer to that is quite a few places! Cockroaches are known to enter through any crack or crevice available as well as easily slide through holes and openings around doors and windows. They are also often known to enter houses by following plumbing pipes. Once they get in there is really nowhere they can’t get to, but you are more likely to find them in areas where food is stored. You can also find them in sewer systems and basements. They are often attracted to drains and pipes and many times are even found inside and under appliances.
Good sanitation along with good vacuuming can help keep cockroaches under control. Always make sure to clean under and behind appliances as well us in cupboards and drawers. Generally though, when it comes to the cockroach, a professional is your best option to end your problems. They are skilled at finding the small cracks and crevices that cockroaches use, and know exactly where to look and what to look for. Due to the stubbornness of the cockroach, having a pest control plan in place is your best bet. Having some sort of control plan in place can save a lot of time and money trying to ensure that your infestation is completely eradicated. Pest professionals will often monitor for future infestations and take measures so they won’t be a problem again. Witt Pest Management takes full pride in our ability to eradicate any pest, cockroaches included, and to provide all the services needed to protect your property in the long-term. We employ several eradication techniques that are proven to work and have access to tools that help us in inspecting for infestations and survivors of treatment, ensuring that your house is pest free. If you suspect a cockroach infestation in your Pittsburgh area home, getting a hold of Witt Pest Management should be your first step.