Where Do Cockroaches Like to Hide

Where Do Cockroaches Like to Hide in The Kitchen

Roaches invade our homes in search of food, shelter, and water. They’re known to carry bacteria that can lead to allergies, food poisoning and skin rashes and you might be having a question, Do cockroaches bite? Yes, they bite and once they’ve infested an area, they can quickly multiply, posing a threat to health and comfort. There are certain areas on your premises you’re likely to find cockroaches and so it’s important to call a cockroach exterminator as soon as possible.

Kitchen Cabinets

We all know cockroaches love the dark. You’ll rarely see them roaming around your kitchen during the day. Dark areas such as cupboards, closets, and cabinets are roaches’ hiding spots of choice and there are ways to prevent them.  They also seem to enjoy being around water since they can’t survive without water for more than seven days. Areas where your pipes get into your premises, through walls, back of cabinets and floors, are often sources of warm condensed water and dampness for roaches to enjoy. Exposed pipes are also ideal hiding places, as are dryers and washers. We aslo, created a detailed guide that provides steps and explanations on how to get rid of cockroaches in kitchen cabinets.


Cockroaches love comfy environments with just the right amount of firmness, warmth, and softness. When they get into your premises, they look for cracks and crevices inside furniture, boxes and paper bags in search of a comfortable environment for breeding.

Some cockroach varieties are attracted to paper because of their texture and smell. They will also find beverage boxes, stacks of cardboard to be ideal places to hide, eat and leave their eggs, which are ready to hatch in weeks.


Cockroaches also spend plenty of time in our appliances. Refrigerators, entertainment systems, stoves, coffee makers, blenders, and microwaves and even in dishwasher.  These devices often have warm, running motors that are a safe hideout from the day’s sunlight and perfect for finding provisions at night. Water heaters are a roach’s paradise as they provide a combination of both water and warmth, usually away from people. The most inconvenient place where cockroaches can reside is the dishwasher since it provides a warm and moist place for them. We can a dedicated article about how to deal with cockroaches in dishwasher, please feel free to read and learn some unique techniques.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

There’s also something about kitchens and bathrooms that cockroaches can’t seem to get enough. Kitchens: because of the abundance of moisture and food. Bathrooms are abundant with residues from soaps, skin and hairs and discarded tissue papers, all of which are loved by these creepy insects.

Reasons to Hire a Professional

While there’s plenty you can do to prevent and moderate cockroach infestation, getting rid of all cockroaches from your premises is a task best left to professionals. It’s only a professional cockroach control expert that can fix the problem.

The professional licensed exterminator knows the type of environments around your premises where cockroaches like hiding. They know exactly where to look and have the knowledge you may not be aware of.

The Exterminators also employ specialized equipment to gain access to normally inaccessible parts of a building structure. We also have a broad range of systems and products that can provide on-going eradication and long-term protection from cockroaches. We provide pest control Toronto and commercial pest control services. Please feel free to visit our online pest control store for some DIY products.