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Wixom Cockroach Control
Most people like to think cockroaches are only an inner-city problem. Sadly this is not true. Cockroaches can be anywhere. There are many types of cockroaches located here in Wixom alone! It is important to know what attracts cockroaches to our homes and businesses in order to prevent them as part of comprehensive Wixom cockroach control.
What Attracts Cockroaches?
Just like humans, cockroaches need a place to stay and food to keep them going. One thing cockroaches look for is moisture. Cockroaches prefer dark and moist environments. Things like leaky pipes or damp basements attract certain species of cockroaches. Cockroaches also need a source of food and will eat almost anything. They will even eat certain pastes, however, they do like to eat grease & sweets the most. An open box of cereal can be all that is needed to get a cockroach’s attention. Wixom roach control should begin with minimizing cockroach attractants.
How to Prevent Cockroaches!
There are some simple steps to make sure cockroaches do not come into your house. One important step is to make sure you keep your house free of grease buildup. Roaches do not need large amounts of food to thrive. Make sure you inspect and degrease areas such as:
- On/under/inside/behind appliances
- Seams in structural elements
- Corners and recesses of food storage areas
- Underside of cabinetry
- Inside of ventilation units
A handy tool for Wixom cockroach control is a professional plan. Don’t worry, we won’t make you feel left out of the joy of cockroach killing. We just lay out the fast track for achieving the desired goals.
What are Common Cockroaches in Wixom?
One of the most common cockroaches you will find in Wixom is the German cockroach. One of the best ways to identify this cockroach is by the color. They are light brown or tan with two black horizontal stripes located behind the head. German cockroaches can get up to 13 to 16 mm in length. Other roach species you may target with Wixom roach control include:
- Brown banded cockroach
- Oriental cockroach
- American cockroach
- Australian cockroach
- Woods cockroach
Don’t give Up!
Changes in construction, landscaping, weather, etc. will bring changes to cockroach populations. Stopping control efforts too early is a big driver in continuing roach populations. One common occurrence is people living in apartments or connected housing have neighbors that attract the cockroaches. Then some of that roach family will find easy access into your home. When Wixom cockroach control reaches the point where they aren’t being seen, it is important to keep control measures in place. Our roach experts at Rove Pest Control keep you ahead of the game and keep an eye out for conducive situations to resolve early.