When we think of cockroaches, we tend to think of the inner city and sewers. As we move out into the suburbs, do we have to worry about cockroaches showing up at Joe’s apartment or Jane’s home? Unfortunately, roaches can end up just about anywhere, but here is the roach outlook for Novi.

Novi’s most common Roach

The German cockroach is the most likely culprit for invading businesses or dwellings in Novi. The two dark stripes on the pronotum sets this apart visually from most other roaches. They like warm, humid settings where food abounds. Besides the German roach, you may also encounter the following:

  • Brown banded cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach
  • American cockroach
  • Pennsylvania wood cockroach
  • Australian cockroach
  • Brown cockroach
  • Smokey brown cockroach
  • Surinam cockroach
  • Cockroach food preferences

    Food preferences will vary from species to species, but the common Novi cockroaches will

  • Grease
  • Starch
  • Sweets
  • Meat
  • Bread (including bread crumbs)
  • Gravy
  • Pet food
  • Glue
  • Steps to controlling Roaches in Novi

    Dealing with cockroaches is overwhelming. Follow these steps to control roaches:

    • 1. Identify the cockroach (capturing one on a glue board may be the simplest route)
    • 2. Remove food sources (don’t forget hard to reach places such as behind and under appliances)
    • 3. Degrease (simply removing surface food may leave edible grease particles behind)
    • 4. Alter the environment (reductions in temperature and humidity especially)
    • 5. Exclusion
    • 6. Baits, Insect Growth Regulators, and residual applications

    Roaches affect Novi health

    Cockroaches will feed anywhere. If that anywhere includes a sewer, a dumpster, or some other disease-ridden place, those germs are joining the roach wherever else it goes. That wherever unfortunately may include your pantry, food, dishes, etc. In addition, their fecal droppings can contain salmonella and other contaminants. Besides the diseases that accompany roaches, their presence from airborne fecal flakes to disintegrating cast skins can contribute to asthma.

    When dealing with roaches, it is important to include efforts to reduce the health impact. Regular sanitization efforts with warm soapy water will reduce the health risks. Vacuuming up cast skins and droppings with a HEPA filtered vacuum is also helpful.

    Preventing Roaches in Novi multi-housing

    Apartments, town homes, and other multi-family dwellings contribute uncontrollable elements into the cockroach equation. You cannot control all of the rooms that surround your unit.

    Fortunately, if you follow the steps in Controlling roaches (especially removing food sources and having a less hospitable environment than the neighbors), you will find you can stay ahead of many potential cockroach situations.

    Local assistance with Roaches in Novi

    Dealing with cockroaches can be frustrating and unnerving. Whether you want assistance in any part of the process or simply want to turn it over to a cockroach expert, Rove is here to help. Just down the road from you in Novi, Rove Pest Control technicians are fully prepared to bail you out. Reach out to us at detroitpestcontrol.co or give us a call.