Curling up with a mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter day only to find that something else drank the first sip is far from a pleasant experience. After the shivers have ended and the cockroach has been dealt with, your next thought might be wondering why you are having a cockroach issue in the winter. The reality is that cockroach control is needed throughout the year because this is not a pest that hibernates. Whether you live in a temperate climate without temperature extremes or you fluctuate from hot and steamy to cold and frozen, cockroaches will be plenty content at whatever temperature you keep the interior of your home.
What can change depending on where you live and the season is the type of cockroaches you may see, so you’ll need to be sure to choose a cockroach control company that is familiar with how to handle more than one species and understands what environment each type can thrive in. For example, German cockroaches prefer a bit of humidity and warmth, so they are less common during the dry season. American cockroaches, on the other hand, won’t be super active in a cooler home, as they prefer at least 70 degrees. Other species, such as Oriental cockroaches, tend to stay below your home, so while you might not notice them, they could be there.
If you want to be sure you are staying on top of a potential cockroach infestation at your Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina home, reach out to us at NC Pest Control. We offer effective cockroach control services throughout the year and can resolve an existing problem. Contact us today with any questions you might have or to schedule service.