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Why Cockroaches Are Everywhere This Summer

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Let’s face it, when it comes to talking about cockroaches, there is really only one thing that you can say about them: they don’t belong in your home! Unfortunately, cockroaches are a problem for homeowners throughout the year, but they become especially problematic in the summer when their populations seem to explode and they have the potential to live in almost any environment. To help protect you, your family, and home from dangerous, disease-spreading cockroaches this summer, the professionals at Parkway Pest Services want to provide you with some helpful information about cockroaches including why they are more of a problem in the summer, why they are considered to be so dangerous, and how to quickly and completely eliminate them from your property.

The main reason that cockroach populations seem to boom in the summer is quite simple: the warm weather allows them to become more active. During the colder winter months cockroaches, like many other insects, tend to slow down. They eat less, move less, and stop breeding. However, when the temperature warms back up in the late spring and summer, it triggers the roaches to “wake-up” and begin foraging for food and breeding. Another reason cockroaches seem to become more of a problem in the summertime is that the roaches that were living outside away from our families and food sources suddenly become more inclined to move inside our homes in order to escape the extreme summer temperatures.

In addition to being a nuisance around your home, cockroaches are, of course, a considerable danger! Before finding their way into your home, those cockroaches were more than likely traveling through or living in filthy places such as garbage piles, sewers, drains, excrement, and other unsanitary environments; because of this, cockroaches can very easily spread disease, human pathogens, bacteria, and parasites to people when they invade their homes. Cockroaches will contaminate food sources, food preparation areas, cabinets, and pantries with their saliva and feces and cause people to not be able to relax or feel comfortable inside their own homes.

If you find yourself suddenly dealing with a cockroach infestation this summer, don’t panic and don’t be embarrassed. Cockroaches can find their way into any home, if they can find the smallest of crumbs, they will use that as an open invitation to invade your home. The best way to combat a cockroach infestation is to contact the pest control professionals at Parkway Pest Services as soon as possible! Cockroaches are not a pest that you should try to eliminate with DIY solutions, as there are some very common mistakes we as homeowners make with these pests. They are a pest that requires the knowledge and expertise that a professional pest control company can bring to the situation to ensure that they have been completely eliminated and won’t be able to return. Give us a call today at Parkway Pest Services in New York to learn how our residential pest control solutions can provide you with the exact services needed to prevent and eliminate cockroaches from your property!