Cockroaches are so comfortable living with people, it’s hard to control them. Cockroaches are active at night. When cockroaches are seen during the day it is a good sign that you have many more hiding. They prefer to hide in tight places like cracks in walls and gaps in joints or under piles of trash. They are attracted to dark warm, humid places and are common in kitchens, bathrooms, or basements. They like to group together and will often produce a musty smell. Cockroaches will feed on almost anything.
Cockroaches can carry many bacteria and viruses on their bodies. When feeding, roaches will walk, spit and defecate on the food. Allergies, such as asthma can be caused from droppings and the remains of dead cockroaches.
A big part of controlling cockroaches, along with a pest control treatment is cleanliness. When food is left for them, cockroaches will become numerous.