Cockroaches, like numerous other pests, do not die in the wintertime. Instead, they seek shelter anywhere they can find it, which includes the insides of our homes. Cockroaches are extremely adaptable and resilient and can survive in cold temperatures during the winter months. These pests are also difficult to get rid of, so it’s important to recognize the early signs of an infestation and have it treated with effective pest control in Toronto.
Some common signs of a cockroach infestation include a musty odors, egg cases, shed cockroach skins, feces which resemble coffee grounds, and, of course, seeing the cockroaches themselves.
Here are 5 interesting facts that prove just how resilient cockroaches are, and why an infestation could be very difficult to get rid of on your own:
- Cockroaches can run up to 5km/h, meaning they can quickly disperse throughout an area and hide before you are able to accurately spot and trap them.
- A cockroach can reach its full maturity in a little over a month.
- Cockroaches can survive for a week without water, and an entire month without food.
- Cockroaches can also survive being submerged underwater for up to half an hour!
- A cockroach can stay alive for a whole week after losing its head. It will only die because, without a head, it isn’t able to drink water.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and will run away from light, so you will usually only see traces of them. If you do happen to see a cockroach in the day time, it is possible the cockroach is sick or that you are dealing with a serious infestation in your home or business.
The best way to keep them from coming in and settling is to keep a clean and well-maintained house. Don’t leave trash, clutter, or food out in the open. Be sure to clean up after cooking and wash the dishes as soon as you are finished with them. You should also make sure that you fix any leaky pipes in your home that may be seeping moisture into your walls, as this can become a breeding ground for cockroaches.
If you haven’t realized already, cockroaches are extremely resilient pests and could also carry disease that may potentially endanger the health of you and your family, or your employees. If you suspect that you have a cockroach infestation, don’t wait for it to get worse. ICE offers pest control services in Toronto for both residential and commercial properties.
Contact ICE for Toronto Pest Control Services
If you’ve noticed a cockroach or would like to establish preventative measures in your home or business, contact ICE for Toronto pest control services. We will provide a free quote, so contact us online or at 1-888-439-8376.
Cockroaches may be adaptable and resilient, but they are no match for our experience pest control professionals!