Cockroaches Found in Idaho

Written by Spencer

On January 28, 2020

Roaches exist in every part of the world. Whether it be Africa, Europe, Asia, or America, these disgusting creepy crawlies are known for their ability to survive the toughest conditions.

In the state of Idaho, the climate varies in every season but it never prevents these stubborn pests from infesting your indoor space. If you think that the chilling winter season would force the roaches to hide or hibernate, think again.

At Averse Pest Control, we know how to tackle cockroach infestation at your home or business place. We know the tricks of these tricksters, and can help you get rid of them once and for all. Our roach specialists will inspect your house, identify the type of roach infestation you have and finally lay out a step-by-step treatment plan for their effect control and extermination.

Roaches are most commonly known as the “survivors”. They have been around for millions of years and have learned to survive the toughest conditions. Cockroaches find their way inside your home looking for some food source and shelter.

In Idaho, there are three main species of roaches found in homes and commercial locations. Below we have discussed each one of them in detail along with the reasons why you should take immediate steps for their control.

German Cockroaches

These are one of the most common species, not only in Idaho but worldwide. They have the ability to bred at a rate of up to six generations per annum, and being squishy, they can easily fit into tiny openings. By appearances, German roaches are mostly light brown in color, while some can be reddish as well. They have six legs and usually range from ½ – 5/8 inches long.

If you think covering up your food or storing it in the refrigerator or other safe places will keep them away, you are mistaking. German roaches are greedy and will feed on almost anything they can. From food to soap, toothpaste, furniture, grease, oil and glue, nothing is safe from these disgusting crawlers.

Apart from sewer lines, German roaches find their way inside your home via drink cartons, cardboard boxes, grocery bags and secondhand appliances. They love moist and humid places, and are most commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens and basements.

Their infestation is the worst. They can lay up to 300 eggs, which hatch quickly and the cycle continues. Usually the female roach will lay a light brown purse-shaped egg capsule, containing two rows of eggs. Each capsule has up to 48 eggs and the female roaches are capable of laying eight capsules during their lifetime. On average, they lay one capsule after every six weeks and it takes only 28 days for the capsule to hatch. The fact that the female cockroach lives anywhere between 20 to 30 weeks, over the course of one year, she is capable of producing 10,000 descendants.

If ignored or left untreated, your entire home will be infested with German roaches and it will become extremely difficult to get rid of them. Moreover, they spread harmful diseases and bacteria, which can be detrimental to the health of your family members.

American Cockroaches

Like the German Roaches, American cockroaches also produce egg cases within three to seven days of mating. Inside each egg case there are 15 embryos, and each female roach is capable of laying up to 14 egg cases during her entire lifecycle.

These are the common reddish-brown cockroaches with long antennas and six legs. As these disgusting bugs mature, they will develop wings and can even fly around your house or land on your skin.

While these roaches prefer living outdoors, especially in warm, damp areas like sewer lines or under mulch and flowerbeds, during winter when the weather is chilling outside, they will make their way to your indoor living space in search of warm sheltered place and food.

They feast on the food left over the counter-top in your kitchen, wood particles, glue, fungi, algae, grease, paper and other insects. If you leave pet food open overnight or in the yard, they will be attracted to it.

Although they don’t bite, still they run very fast and can even take a flight when threatened or disturbed. Moreover, they are also known for leaving droppings in the dark areas where they are hiding. You will find their droppings in your basement, behind the appliances where they hide and in pantries.

If you have an American Roach infestation in your house, you and your family members are at a risk of suffering from different diseases, especially asthma. Contact Averse Pest Control today to get rid of them.

Oriental Cockroaches

These roaches are usually small in size, only an inch long and have a shiny black body. These are more common during warmer months of the year and are sighted outside near moist gutters, coming in and out of sewer and storm drains and your landscaping beds. Their female roaches usually lay cases that contains 16 eggs, which hatch over a period of 14-28 days under favorable conditions.

These roaches emit a very pungent smell via the chemicals they secrete to communicate with each other. The smell is notorious with a musty odor.

The best way to prevent Oriental Roach infestation in your house is to ensure good sanitation. Keep your bathrooms clean and dry, don’t leave any food open in your kitchen and vacuum often. If you are going on long trip with your family, make sure your dehumidifier is working properly to prevent moisture buildup.

However, if the infestation is too worse, you will need help of a professional pest control company. At Averse Pest Control, we provide all kinds of pest control services including cockroach control. Give us a call today and get a free of cost estimate and inspection scheduled.

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