There are some pests that give you a break for part of the year by dying off or going into a hibernation-like state called diapause. Unfortunately, roaches are not the type of pest to give you a break. In the climate controlled environment of your home they can cause problems all year long. The best time of year to get pest control services to protect against roaches is any time you see a roach or find evidence of an infestation. You can also take preventative action to keep roaches from becoming a problem in the first place.
Get pest control services if you see a roach
If you see a roach in your home-no matter what time of year it happens to be-you should schedule pest control services. Calling a pest control professional after seeing just one roach may seem like overkill. But, the reality is that one roach typically means that there are other roaches around. These pests prefer to stay in damp, dark places where they can move around without detection. A roach out in the open likely has a number of friends hanging out in the shadows. Your pest control professional will be able to tell you the severity of the infestation after the initial inspection and treatment is complete.
Get pest control services if you see signs of an infestation
Actually seeing a cockroach is not the only way to discover an infestation. There are signs you can look for that also point to a roach problem. The two most common signs are cockroach carcasses and droppings. If you see carcasses lying around then that is a pretty obvious sign that there are roaches in your house. Droppings are a little more difficult to find but it is possible when you know what to look for. The droppings are small, cylindrical, and appear to be black or brown. Common areas you may find roach droppings include in the back of drawers and cabinets. Roaches are drawn to water so areas under sinks where there could be leaks are also common spots for signs of these pests.
Protecting against roaches is something that you need to do all year long. Roaches are not going to stop trying to get into your home which means you cannot stop protecting against them. They need shelter, water, and food to survive-all of which they can find in your house at any time of the year. If you see a roach or any signs of roaches then bring in professional help right away. Once you have eradicated your current infestation you can prevent future problems with regularly scheduled pest control services. These services will help you keep your home roach-free no matter what time of year it is.