It doesn’t matter if the weather is hot or cold in Maryland, you still need to watch out for pests invading your home. Cockroaches can be a particular problem during cold weather. Eco Care provides the following information Maryland residents to increase awareness of cold weather cockroaches and discuss prevention and infestation.
Cockroaches In Winter
Cockroaches are often active during February, which is their breeding season, so you might notice their scaly brown bodies crawling around your home during this time. Cockroaches can become quite aggressive in their search for food in the cold winter months when there isn’t as much to scavenge, so it’s important to take steps to control their numbers.
How To Prevent Cockroach Infestations
Avoid attracting cockroaches to your home by keeping food stores out of their reach. Store all your food in closed cupboards and in sealed containers, and keep your counters clean and free of crumbs. Don’t leave dirty dishes stacked on the counters or in the sink. Vacuum regularly to clean up tiny specks of food from your floors that could be a tasty treat for a hungry cockroach. Bear in mind that cockroaches aren’t above eating scraps that humans would consider trash, so you need to keep your garbage in a closed trash can, and make sure to take the garbage out regularly.
Cockroaches are also in search of water. You may find them lurking under the sink in your kitchen or bathroom, where they can access water from leaks, drips or spills. Keep the floors in your home as dry as possible to avoid encouraging them.
Getting Rid Of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are generally nocturnal, so if you’ve noticed one or two crawling around while you’re awake, there are probably many more hiding out in the dark corners of your home. Although you can take steps to avoid encouraging more cockroaches to move in, completely eradicating them can be tough. If you suspect that your home is infested with cockroaches, the best approach is to call in the experts, who can use special equipment to search out the cockroaches in their hiding places and deal with them effectively.
Pest prevention and treatment is just a phone call away. Eco Care deals with all common species of cockroaches, including German cockroaches, American cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, oriental cockroaches and wood cockroaches, as well as many other Maryland winter pests. If you’re in need of pest management services, get in touch with us today for a free estimate.