• Pest Control Indianapolis

  • Cockroaches

  • There is nothing worse than learning that your home is infested with cockroaches. The first mating pair may have appeared up to a year ago, but because cockroaches are not only highly adept at hiding in the smallest of spaces you may not have noticed their presence until recently.

    A female cockroaches carries up to 8 egg casings, each containing roughly 40 eggs, one of which she releases every six weeks or so. When hatched, the baby cockroach takes only 3 months to reach maturity, and incest is rife in the cockroach world. Every female in that group can easily find a mate and continue the process. Cockroaches live for up to 2 years, so you can understand how quickly a house can become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of cockroaches.

    A mating pair can be responsible for 2 million cockroaches in only a year.

    Once you realise you have a nest in your home, you need to find out where the nest is. Switch off all the lights in the house, wait a while, then open a room door and switch a light on. If there are cockroaches there you should see at least one of them fleeing for cover. Cockroaches move very fast and can run at 3 mph! The most likely places for your cockroaches are in the kitchen or the bathroom. Cockroaches need a steady water supply.