Many cockroaches enter our homes and buildings from outside, through sewer openings or by hitchhiking in furniture, boxes, electronic equipment and other items brought into the home. Each cockroach species is different and therefore the cause for each infestation is different. Here are some facts about the common cockroaches we usually find on our general pest control excursions-
- Indian cockroaches: They prefer wet, cool habitats, but they live outside, usually only entering buildings through drains and foundations.
- Turkestan cockroaches: They are primarily an outdoor species, but males are strongly attracted to light during the night, so they find their way indoors.
- Brown banded cockroaches: These prefer warm, dry places and live and nest indoors, often in higher locations, such as in ceilings and picture frames; they are usually brought into homes or buildings through moving boxes or used furniture.