Cockroach Exterminator Debunks Common Myths About Roaches

Cockroaches are some of the most common pests, and most people know plenty of facts about these bugs. However, there are still numerous misconceptions that may even get in the way of ensuring successful pest eradication projects. If you need a cockroach exterminator who uses effective yet safe and environmentally friendly eradication methods, give us a call today.

One of the most widespread misconceptions is that roaches are so resilient that they can survive a nuclear explosion. While it is true that the pests are resilient and can withstand radiation to impressive extents, this does not necessarily guarantee their survival if exposed to over 1,000 radon units. What is true is the insects have slower cell cycles compared to humans, and this gives radiation a more limited window to attack their cells.

Another myth that cannot be further from the truth is that roaches are afraid of the light. The fact is most species of cockroaches prefer darkness. They are safer in dark areas where they cannot be spotted and harmed. However, these insects tend to grow comfortable and enjoy the light, especially when an invasion gets out of hand.

You must also not believe the myth that roaches only invade dirty homes. These insects are scavengers, and it is common to see them on dirty surfaces and garbage bins. However, they can also invade a tidy pantry as long as they can access food and water. This is why we recommend storing food in well-sealed containers.

It is wrong to assume that squashing a roach will also kill its eggs. What is factual is that these bugs have a hard egg sack called oothecae. This sack is often deposited in different areas around a home that can make suitable nests. Even if you step on the mother cockroach, the oothecae will still hatch when the time is right. The best remedy for an invasion is to schedule for professional pest extermination.

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