Why Cockroaches Love Springfield In The Summertime

June 10, 2019

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In: Cockroaches

When the weather warms up, cockroaches are happy. Summertime temperatures are perfect for cockroaches to operate at peak proficiency - and that is bad news for us! More cockroach activity around our homes means more of a chance those cockroaches will get into our homes. Here are a few more examples of things cockroaches love in the summertime that might bring them in close to your Springfield home.

Cockroach Attractants

There are many common factors that contribute to attracting cockroaches to your property, including the following:

  • Moisture - If you have any conditions around your home that are causing stagnant pools of water or high moisture areas, cockroaches are going to take notice. These insects prefer damp locations because dampness promotes decay, and cockroaches love decay.

  • Damp spaces - The best way to have thousands of cockroaches is to have something in your yard that traps moisture underneath it like a tarp lying on the ground, gravel in your landscaping, or objects stored in your backyard.

  • Shade - The insects hide from the sun. If you have lots of places for them to hide, they will be much more comfortable in your yard.

    Rotting fruit - If you have a fruit tree and fruit falls to the ground and begins to rot, cockroaches will have a perfect food source.

  • Spilled alcohol - Cockroaches like anything that is fermenting. The smell of fermenting liquids will lure roaches from quite a distance.

  • Trash - Whether it is in a dumpster, in a can, in a receptacle, or lying in a pile on the ground, cockroaches love trash. The food sources they can find in your trash would startle you.

  • Compost - If compost smells, it will attract cockroaches, but a well-balanced compost pile is cockroach resistant.

  • Droppings - If you have a pet that leaves feces in your yard, this will draw roaches in. It is gross but true.

These are just some of the things that attract cockroaches, but you don't have to have any attractants in your yard to lure roaches to your Springfield home. For this reason, it is very important to learn all of the many ways cockroaches get inside Massachusetts homes and to do what you can to seal entry points. If you already have cockroaches in your home, it is best to leave cockroach control to the professionals.

It is extremely difficult to exterminate cockroaches without an education in pest control, and if you fail to get rid of those roaches, you're going to continue to be exposed to harmful bacteria, diseases, parasitic worms, and more. Roaches don't just look gross; they are filthy insects that are drawn to gross things. To find out more about cockroach control in Massachusetts and Connecticut, find out if you're in our service area.

The team at American Pest Solutions has the training and experience to give you the best cockroach control available. For immediate assistance, contact American Pest Solutions today!

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