How to Keep Cockroaches Away in the winter | Pest Control Temecula- Pest Control Carlsbad, Ca.
It’s said that if there was a nuclear war the only survivors would be cockroaches.” This Myth, according to University studies is just not true. Studies show that cockroaches can only withstand 10 times more radiation than human beings in the event of a nuclear attack.
If you want to keep cockroaches out of your house in winter (not to mention all year-round), you need to know what kind of roaches you have. If you don’t ID the roaches you’ll be spinning your wheels trying to take care of them subsequently making your problem even more difficult to solve. What I will do here is focus on most common roach you’ll find in Temecula and Carlsbad Here are few simple preventive measures.
Seal all cracks, crevices and other cockroach entry points or hiding spots with caulk. You have to practice good sanitation at home. Doing so helps ensure that cockroaches will not find ready sources of food and water inside it. You should:
Avoid leaving dirty dishes and food scraps in the kitchen sink overnight
Be sure to store all your pantry goods in sealed containers
Empty your garbage cans and wastebaskets daily - take the garbage outside and place it in a sealed receptacle
If possible, don’t leave pet food out overnight, as that's when roaches are most active
Find and use a cleaner, the cleaner should be an enzyme cleaner type with, hopefully one that has a mint smell. Clean your counter top with it, clean you trash cans, make sure you can use it on your floors.
Do Cockroaches Like the Cold?
Generally, cockroaches don’t like the cold one bit. They are cold-blooded arthropods that don’t survive very well in extreme temperatures, either cold or hot. For example, when it’s cold, German cockroaches may group together or be found in warm places to stay warm.
With that said cockroaches are comfortable and thrive at the temperatures that human beings find comfortable. They’re good at finding the area that has the temperature they can survive in. We may think we're setting our thermostats for ourselves, but we're also potentially setting them for these pests.
Do Cockroaches Die In Winter?
In the winter, when temperature drops to a certain degree, many cockroaches enter a hibernation-like state of dormancy. In this inactive state, their metabolic rate slows and growth stops. When cockroaches enter warm buildings, or homes, with plenty of food and water, they can remain active in the winter. That also means they continue reproducing and eating. Because houses typically provide an ideal environment, complete with warmth, food and water, roaches are more likely to enjoy your home in the winter.
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