Cockroaches need food, warmth, moisture and shelter and our homes have all of these things.
We offer them pantries with food and structures with lots of cracks and crevices, in which they can hide and lay their eggs.
Cockroaches are attracted to crumbs laying on the floor and food that has been left out on the counter and dirty dishes in the sink. They are also attracted to moisture, like a leaking pipe underneath a sink.
Unlike other insects, cockroaches are a problem all year round, but they are more common in summer as they thrive in heat and humidity.
A clean home won’t guarantee that you won’t get them. Cockroaches and their eggs can come into your home through cracks, crevices, vents and pipes, and even on things like shoes, boxes and grocery bags.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, which means that you may not see them until there is a serious infestation.
To help prevent a cockroach infestation, keep your home and kitchen, as tidy as possible. Place all food into the fridge or in an airtight container and wipe up any crumbs. Clean under appliances and take out the rubbish bin as often as possible.