Found in abundance throughout the world, cockroaches rank among the oldest and most resilient of insects on the planet. The ubiquitous and hardy creatures first appeared on the earth roughly 400 million years ago and have evolved minimally over time. Modern cockroaches therefore look very similar to the cockroaches that lived during the prehistoric geological era when the insects originally emerged. Cockroaches have adapted to survive wherever people can live and have become closely associated with humans and manmade structures. The remarkable survival abilities of the cockroach enable the formerly tropical insect to thrive in a variety of climate zones, including temperate regions of Pakistan.
While cockroaches are not inherently attracted to dirty or unclean environments, unsanitary conditions can aggravate the problem. These scavenging insects enter homes and buildings to look for food, moisture, and warmth.
Restricting access to these basic necessities is the most effective way of preventing a cockroach infestation. Here are some tips for prevention:
- Clean and vacuum the home regularly to eliminate crumbs and other food remnants.
- Store food and pantry items in tightly sealed containers.
- Promptly wiping up spills, getting rid of the trash daily, and keeping dirty dishes from accumulating in the sink will also help prevent cockroach infestations.
- To keep the pests from entering the home or locating ideal hiding places, caulk and seal crevices and other tiny openings in the walls and floors, and repair leaky faucets as well as any cracks in the plumbing.
- Make sure cupboards remain dry, and use a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of excess moisture around the home in order to create an inhospitable environment for cockroaches.
In cases of severe infestation, contact TPL Services with experience in dealing with cockroach infestations effectively and successfully.