Brooklyn Cockroach Control
Seeing a cockroach is not only alarming, but it can also be hazardous to have cockroaches hiding in your apartment. The reason being is that cockroaches can carry various forms of threatening bacteria that pose severe health risks to humans. However, most people don’t despise roaches because of safety reasons, but more so because they’re just flat out creepy.
If you believe you have a cockroach infestation, take immediate action. Enlist the help of a professional pest control company and kick those nasty critters out!
Common Causes of Roach Infestations in Brooklyn
As much as we would like to believe that roaches “come out of nowhere,” they come from somewhere, and there’s a high probability that you may be the one introducing them to your home. Here are some of the top ways roaches end up inside of your home:
- Exposed “Food” and Trash: This is one of the most inviting things for roaches. If you keep the lid off of your trash can or regularly store trash indoors or near entryways, you can expect to start seeing roaches appear. It’s crucial also to note that human food isn’t the only thing that attracts roaches. Some species also have a taste for woods, cardboard, paper, and books.
- Water: Anything from a pet’s water bowl being left out to a leaky kitchen faucet can cause a roach infestation. Roaches can only live a week or two without water, so any source of it serves as a welcome mat to roaches.
- Items Brought Home: Roaches enjoy warm, tight areas which make the interior of appliances the perfect nesting area. Whether it be a used microwave from a yard sale or a pile of boxes from a local convenient store, the items you bring home can easily cause an infestation.
- Other Roaches: There’s nothing roaches love more than more of their own. If you’ve spotted a roach or two around your home, it’s likely there are plenty more on their way.
How Do I Know if I Have a Cockroach Infestation?
If you see a cockroach in broad daylight, you may have an infestation as cockroaches typically only come out at night or stay in the shadows unless there isn’t much room in their ‘dwelling’ due to overpopulation. Cockroaches are considered nocturnal creatures and typically scavenge for food at night, usually around three or four hours after the lights are turned off. They search for any type of meal they can find, including leftover food, crumbs, garbage, pet food or any other form of edible substance.
You may have a roach infestation if you spot any of the following:
- A physical roach
- Roach feces
- Roach egg cases
- A roach smell
Should you see any of those signs, it’s important to investigate further to determine if you have an infestation. Roaches tend to hide from the untrained eye, so knowing where to spot them is crucial. Infestations can be in a variety of places in your home, including:
- Your walls
- Under your house
- Tight quarters
- Near food
- Warm, moist areas (check your shower)
- Near decaying material
Cockroach Extermination Process
Fully eradicating a cockroach infestation is tricky. There are a variety of DIY solutions, but if you can’t identify the nests and don’t properly complete the techniques, your efforts will go to waste.
For a guaranteed solution to your cockroach problem, contact the NYC pest control experts at My Private Exterminator. As members of the New York Pest Management Association, our team can identify a cockroach infestation, find the nest, and eliminate the problem. We can also help you prevent further pest complications.
A solution to your cockroach dilemma is as easy as picking up the phone and calling us for a quote. We offer reasonable rates and simple appointment scheduling to ensure that you feel that you are in good hands. Click here or call (347) 365-2159 to schedule an inspection and say “adios cucarachas!”