Some species of roaches are capable of remaining active for weeks without food and can survive on very limited resources. They also can adapt to a variety of environments, but typically prefer warm conditions found within buildings.
When one cockroach is seen, it is very likely there are many more nearby; because they leave chemical trails in their feces and emit specific scents for mating reasons, cockroaches are often drawn to congregate in areas together. For this reason, seeing just one cockroach almost always implicates a larger problem.
Cockroach Problems in
Although Washington homes rarely deal with cockroaches, the same cannot be said for commercial buildings. Cockroach infestations in food handling establishments and multi-family housing units occur regularly and should be taken seriously to avoid the spread of diseases and eliminate economic losses due to reduced customer confidence.
Pratt Pest Management has a proven track record of eliminating severe cockroach infestations from multi-unit housing, restaurants, food processing facilities, storage units, and other commercial buildings.