Cockroaches are the filthiest of all the pests in existence. No one likes to have cockroaches in their home as they spread so many diseases in your home. They mostly live in gutters and other dirty places and come out at night in search of food in your kitchen and dining area. That’s why everyone hates to see even a single cockroach crawling on their floor or wall.
If you have ever seen a cockroach closely, you might have noticed that they have wings on their back and you will be amazed by the fact that these wings are usually not for flying in many cockroaches. Many people will disagree on the fact that those wings aren’t for flying but they don’t know that only a few species of cockroaches have wings strong enough to fly. Most of the cockroaches only have wings for gliding rather than flying. They use them to glide and reach a lower area.
But whatever the facts maybe, you won’t appreciate it if you enter your kitchen and a cockroach comes flying down from a cabinet and lands on you or your children. That’s why you must call Major Pest Control for taking care of cockroach problems in your home as we are a team of professionals who are proficient in the work of pest control.
What attracts cockroaches in your home?
The first thought that pops up in your mind after you see a cockroach in your home is what was the reason behind the emergence of these cockroaches or what are the things that attract cockroaches. There are certain conditions or things that attract cockroaches and you should always try to avoid them in your home. Here’s a list of things that you should avoid in your home:
Can all roaches fly?
All the cockroaches have the same body structure, which means they all have a set of wings attached to their back. But a notable thing is that not every cockroach can fly. Most of the very large species like German cockroaches, have wings but can’t fly because their wings are relatively smaller in comparison to their body mass. Another thing that you must know is that cockroaches can only fly when they have reached their mature stage of life as nymphs don’t have a fully developed set of wings.
Cockroaches have 6 legs that help them in moving very quickly and you’ll be shocked to know that a cockroach can run faster than a cheetah if they both are of the same size. But when it comes to flying, they can fly for almost 100-110 feet. They can’t control their body while flying and end up gliding here and there. That’s why cockroaches always proffer running rather than flying.
The only time you will see a cockroach fly is whenever there’s too mean hot or cold temperature because cockroaches are not warm-blooded like us, which means they can’t regulate their body temperature and have to find a favorable place to maintain their body temperature. That’s why mostly during summers you see them flying and going towards a shadow or darker place to cool down their body.
What smells keep roaches away?
If you have a co roach infestation in your home then you must call Major Pest Control or any other professional pest controller but if you have just spotted a few cockroaches in your kitchen or near the garbage bin then you can use several scents and fragrances that you can apply near those areas where you have spotted cockroaches in your home. The reason why these smells work effectively as a roach repellent is that cockroaches have a great sense of smell and they can’t stand very strong fragrances so Major Pest Control is listing some smells that you can apply in your home to get rid of roaches:
Do roaches fly towards the light?
A simple answer to this question is no. Many people think like all the other flying insects like butterflies, moths, and bugs are attracted towards the light, cockroaches are also the same but in actual cockroaches are nocturnal which means they only come out in the dark and don’t like the light at all. You can say roaches are repelled by light and try to avoid it most of the time and due to the same reason they are mostly active at night
Many people have a misconception that cockroaches are drawn towards light and there’s a logical reason for their belief. Cockroaches usually come out when there’s no movement in your kitchen. They come out to feed on leftovers on your kitchen floor. But if you suddenly enter the kitchen due to any reason then they get scared and some of the roaches that might be on the walls start gliding to escape and get in some dark and shade spots. That’s the reason why people think cockroaches fly towards the light but in actual they get scared and for getting away and hiding use their wings to get to a safe place.
Cockroaches can be very annoying at times and in times of infestation, they get even worse. So if there’s a cockroach infestation in your home always call Major Pest Control for overall cockroach pest control in Melbourne as we are amount the leading pest controllers. Our main motive is to terminate all the pests from our client’s property to make it hygienic and better for their health.