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  • Pest Control Summerville and Pest Control Charleston SC Tri County Area

  • General Pest Solutions, LLC provides quality and affordable Pest Control in Summerville SC and the Tri-county Areas. We are a family-owned full service Pest Control Summerville SC. With over 20 years of experience, we qualify to assist with all your pest control needs. We know that pests are the last thing that anyone wants to find in their home. Once they surface, they can become a nuisance to get rid of. If left untreated, they can become a health hazard and/or damage your property.

    General Pest Solutions, LLC offers effective cockroach extermination services designed to rid you of your pest problem once and for all in Charleston SC and Tri County Area.

    Why are Cockroaches Hard to Control?

    Cockroaches… the mere thought of them sends a shiver down most people’s spine. They get into food storage, reproduce at lightning speeds, and are really fast movers. It’s been said that cockroaches will survive Armageddon and anyone who has had to deal with a cockroach infestation wouldn’t doubt that. These critters have been around for millions of years, even outliving the dinosaurs. They are a resilient insect that has adapted to the ever changing environment of the Earth.

    So what is the secret to their survival and what makes them so unique to other pests? Why is it so hard to control the cockroach population?

    Cockroaches are super resilient

    As mentioned earlier, cockroaches have been around for a very long time. There are some cockroach species that can endure freezing cold temperatures. If a cockroach loses its head it can still continue to function for a week. This is because cockroaches have an open circulatory system, meaning they have no veins and their organs are all housed within the body cavity. This also means that they don’t bleed out when wounded.

    Did you know: A cockroach breathes from spiracles found on the sides of their bodies and can hold its breath for about 40 minutes.

    Cockroaches are small

    At two in the morning an encounter with a cockroach may be seen as having come face to face with a massive bug. However, most cockroaches run as small at 5/8 of an inch up to 2 inches. Because of their nimble size they are able to hide in any crevices or cracks available to them.

    Did you know: The male of the species has been known to be able to squeeze into a crack as small as 1/16 of an inch (the thickness, in width, of a quarter?)

    Cockroaches will eat anything

    Cockroaches are true scavengers. They favor sugary stuff when they can get it though. Being omnivores, they are attracted to a variety of food. A typical cockroach can survive without feeding for nearly a month. They can also go about 2 weeks without water. This is another reason for their resilience. They have been knows to eat things like glue, leather, and even soap to survive.

    Did you know: When in nature the cockroach helps consume organic waste?

    Cockroaches are fast breeders

    A mother cockroach produces eggs which are protected in a capsule of her own making. One female cockroach can have from 6 to 40 eggs per capsule and can produce many capsules through their lifespan. Depending on the conditions of their habitat, a cockroach can take from 6 weeks to a couple of years to become an adult.

    Did you know: One female cockroach, along with her many offspring, can have up to 30,000 babies in just a year.

    It’s important to eliminate cockroaches from the home because they can pose health risks to people. They spread disease and can trigger allergic reactions in some, which can complicate things for those who have asthma.

    Cockroaches are attracted to food and water and will overrun your home looking for these things. So it’s important to keep food and water sources sealed. If you have pets, don’t leave bowls of food out unless your beloved pet is actually using them. Use air tight containers for storing foods that would otherwise sit in bags in your cupboards, such as flours, rice, and cereals. Make sure you keep your counter tops and sink clean and clear of food and crumbs. Dispose of garbage right away and vacuum often. By practicing some good sanitation you can lessen the chance of a cockroach infestation happening in your home.

    Our cockroach extermination services are designed to protect your health and property. Give us a CALL for service near You!