You may wonder why cockroaches like our homes so much when their natural habitat is forest or desert. Well, that’s an easy question to answer. Whilst its true that roaches are tropical and subtropical insects, the most widely known roach species – the American and German cockroaches – have simply evolved to live successfully within residential environments.
Our homes are kept constantly heated throughout the year and therefore they offer the perfect all-round temperature for cockroach survival. Although we associate roaches with dirt and grime, they are not looking for this when they find a route into our homes. The cockroach seeks warmth, darkness, moisture, water and some kind of food source in order to survive. That’s why cockroaches are often found in bathrooms and kitchens or under sinks. Give the cockroach a steamy bathroom and not much else and you have a happy cockroach. You may not think there would be much to sustain a cockroach in a bathroom environment but they manage to thrive and will eat anything they can find including soap and shampoo.
With no natural insect predators or native enemies to challenge or attack them, as they would have in their natural desert or forest habitat, roaches not only get into our homes very easily but they thrive and populate quickly, especially without good cockroach control. Gaps under doors, pipework, cracks in the exterior of your house all pose no problem for the clever cockroach. Although the adult roach can grow fairly large, it can squeeze through gaps as tiny as one-sixteenth of an inch (that’s just 0.15cm).
Roaches are incredibly successful insects and are such widespread pests because they have found a way to thrive in human environments. Cockroaches are attracted to our homes as they offer them everything they need – darkness, protection, a moist environment, constant heat, water and food sources.
We need to make our homes as unattractive to the roach as possible in order to practice good cockroach control and eradicate them. This is a perfect time to recommend again fitting electronic pest repellers in your homes. They simply plug into your electric sockets and pump out ultrasonic sound waves at frequencies of up to 5,000 sq. feet. The roaches in your home are bombarded with the ultrasonic sound waves in the form of loud, disorienting and unpleasant sound. The sound ricochets off walls and solid objects and will travel along the wiring in your home to repel pests nested in walls and cracks and irritate their nervous systems. The result is that cockroaches will do everything possible to get away from the noise leaving you to enjoy a cockroach-free existence. These ultra sound frequencies are inaudible and safe around humans, cats and dogs, meaning that your household can enjoy environmentally friendly peace and quiet while the electronic pest repellers do their work. We recommend the Ultimate AT Pest Repeller which is available from Amazon, Good Life and all good retailers. Try it and you will be surprised how well such a green, non-toxic product for your cockroach control really works. There is no pest controller in the world who will want anyone to try a device like this over regular chemical cockroach control. But ask yourself why. The pest control industry is worth tens of millions of dollars a year. If we all had electronic pest repellers in our homes the chemical pest controller would be out of business. Maybe when the true outcome of breathing in such high levels of toxicity in these chemicals becomes more widely known and accepted than it is today, they will be.