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Why Are the Roaches In Durham So Hard To Get Rid Of?

July 15, 2021 - cockroaches

Some pests are easy to eliminate. Take flies, for example. All it takes to kill a fly is a light, hand-held swatter. Smack enough of these pests and keep your home clean, and they will go away. The same is not true for cockroaches. Cockroaches are some of the most difficult pests to eliminate. They are also incredibly dangerous and problematic when allowed to live inside area homes. That said, these pests are not invincible. To help you protect your Durham home against these invasive problem causers, we have a few things you should consider.

Cockroaches Are Tough

The first and most obvious thing you should know about cockroaches is that they are tough. You may have heard this before, but these pests can withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure. Smack one of these bugs with a fly swatter, and they are likely to shrug it off and skitter away. A firmly placed boot, on the other hand, they will not survive.

Cockroaches Are Resistant

A cockroach is capable of withstanding five times more radiation than a human and, combined with their natural resistance to conventional pest control and other chemical-based products, make them perfect candidates to outlive the human race. The good news is that they are not resistant to everything.

Cockroaches Will Eat Just About Anything

A cockroach does not just eat human food; this pest does not need an open trash can or a dropped donut to survive. Roaches can live off things like paper, glue, toenail clippings, paste, and even human saliva. In short, as long as you are living inside your home, cockroaches will have plenty to eat.

Cockroaches Are Expert Hiders

A cockroach is programmed to stay hidden from its natural predators; this includes you. When living in our homes, cockroaches will go out of their way to avoid interacting with people by hiding inside wall voids, beneath large kitchen appliances, and anywhere else that prevents them from being stomped on by you.

Not All Cockroaches Are Shy

Interestingly enough, not all cockroaches are shy. Some roaches are born with a natural braveness that allows them to wander around homes during broad daylight. That said, not all cockroaches inside your Durham home in the middle of the day are brave. Sometimes cockroaches come out into the open because their living areas are cramped, and they are hungry because all of their brothers and sisters are eating all the food.

You Can Prevent Cockroaches

If cockroaches are not already skittering around inside your home, now is your time to act. To keep cockroaches off your Durham property, here are some prevention tips to consider.

  • Store leftover food inside airtight containers.
  • Seal your home’s exterior.
  • Keep your home and yard free of clutter and debris.
  • Address moisture issues.
  • Clean out your pet’s food and water bowls after every meal.
  • Make sure your trash cans are stored properly and have tight-fitting lids.

You Do Not Have To Live With A Cockroach Infestation

There is only one good way to deal with a cockroach infestation, and that is to get the professionals involved. At Eco Man Pest Solutions, we have access to industrial-grade pest control products and the training to identify, eliminate, and prevent these harmful pests from taking over your property. If you are up to the task of tackling cockroaches on your own, we wish you the best of luck. If you want a simpler, less stressful, and most likely more affordable option, give us a call today.

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