In Washington, we are used to dealing with many types of pests in the summer months. Our warm weather and mild climate makes us a prime target for pests! Few pests are as problematic this time of year as the cockroach. While roaches are able to survive year-round in a number of conditions, summer is when they thrive. The rising temperatures encourage roaches to forage for food and breed at a more rapid rate, which is why infestations are more likely than ever during the summer months. To avoid dealing with the frustration of a roach problem, the team at Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest are here to help.
Why Are Summertime Roach Infestations so Common?
Cockroaches are a year-round pest problem for homes and businesses alike. That said, the summer months are when they are most likely to be active. Almost all cockroach species are known to be drawn toward warm or even damp environments. This is why they are most commonly seen in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and crawl spaces. This is also why they are more likely to infest homes in the summertime.
A lot of cockroaches will be less active in the winter to wait out the warming temperatures during the summer months. For this reason, summer roach infestations are one of the most common pest problems we get a call for this time of year.
Here’s How to Prevent Cockroaches
No one wants to deal with a cockroach problem, especially in the summertime. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to prevent these pests. Some of our top cockroach prevention tips are as follows.
- Seal cracks and crevices in your property. Also install screens over doors and windows.
- Regularly clean your bathrooms and kitchens. Promptly wipe up messes, crumbs, and spills.
- Securely seal food and store in the refrigerator. Use tight-fitting lids on trash cans.
- Promptly fix leaky/broken pipes to avoid excess moisture problems inside the property.
- Pick up all pet food and pet food bowls after mealtimes—never leave food out overnight.
Seasonal Cockroach Control
If you have spotted a roach or two in your Marysville WA property this summer, it’s very likely there are more nearby. Cockroach populations this time of year can be enormous, making it important to always enlist the help of a professional cockroach exterminator. For more information on how Western can keep roaches out of your home or business, contact our cockroach control experts today!