Take pro-active measures to rid your NYC home of cockroaches and keep them from coming back!
Trying to count the number of cockroaches that reside in NYC is like trying to count the grains of salt in the ocean. They are hiding everywhere, scurrying out at night to eat, defecate, and spread disease to everyone they can. This does not mean that you have to share your home with these pesky creatures, but you might be making yours more attractive to them.
The rumors you have heard are true, in the event of an atomic bomb falling on NYC (which hopefully never happens) the only living creature left would very likely be the cockroach. These are resilient little buggers, very hard to get rid of once they have found a cozy home. Expert NYC exterminators like Titan can help get rid of them for you, but unless you are pro-active, they will be back.
Facts About Cockroaches
The biggest attraction for a cockroach is usually food, whether for people, dogs, cats, or even your bag of birdseed. Airtight containers are a must for all stored food in your home, as well as keeping it clean. Don’t let a garbage bag full of food remnants sit in your kitchen overnight. Same goes for dirty dishes in the sink. Also keep your counter tops and floors free of crumbs.
Roaches need water too, so make sure that you are not soothing their thirst but not fixing a leaky pipe. Remember, these are creatures of the night, so put your house on food and drink lockdown once the sun goes down to let them know they are no longer welcome.
Starving them is not enough. The resilient cockroach is able to go a month without eating a bite. In the meantime, they are hiding out of sight in damp dark places around your house. This could be inside of boxes, behind books on a shelf, or most often under or behind the large appliances in the kitchen. After a roach infestation has been initially eradicated and you have changed your habits, it’s a good idea to have a NYC exterminator out for a follow-up call. Depending on the severity of the infestation, this should kill any that survived the first round and are lying in wait for you to forget to throw out the pizza box one night.
Another thing to be wary of as a NYC resident is bringing roaches inside your home. Cockroaches have been known to hitch rides inside of purses, grocery bags, and even the hem of your pants.
NYC & NJ Roach Exterminators
Even if you keep it clean inside, there is no guarantee that a roach will not come inside your home, but many times they won’t stay for long unless you give them reason to. If you start to notice signs of their presence however, such as droppings or skin sheddings, it’s time to speak with an NYC roach exterminator at Titan Pest Control.