Do Cockroaches Create Nests?

Do Cockroaches Create Nests?

Cockroaches are great at hiding. You may have turned the lights on in your kitchen one night and seen one scatter away. But where do the cockroaches go? Is there a nest somewhere in the house? The answer is no, not really. Cockroaches are opportunists that will hide in any dark part of the kitchen or bathroom, either alone or with a group. They do not always go back to the same spot. If you think you might have seen a cockroach in your house and need answers, a technician at Cockroach Control Toronto would be happy to help. 

If you see one cockroach somewhere, there are probably many more nearby. Cockroaches unfortunately breed at an alarmingly fast rate. One female roach can produce hundreds of offspring in her lifetime, and that’s only about 200 days long. The German cockroach is the most common species in Canada, measuring up to 16mm in length. This cockroach is brown and has two black stripes that go down its back. These insects are omnivores that will eat virtually anything, and they can survive for long periods of time without food or water. 

Cockroaches do not create nests but rather colonies where their populations are concentrated. They hide in dark places where they can hide from humans during the day and from which they can come out at night to feed. Common hiding spots are behind kitchen cabinets, under sinks, and under appliances. German cockroaches like moist, warm parts of the house – especially the kitchen. The kitchen provides many sources of food and water for the pests, and kitchen cabinets are an excellent place to hide in the dark. Cockroach colonies can also be found in the walls and baseboards of an infested home. We often find them in dishwashers, yes, roaches in dishwasher is a normal situation when we are dealing with a cockroach infestation in the kitchen.

When treating for cockroaches, it is important to reach these colonies directly with insecticides and to apply residuals that will continue to attack the bugs should they come back. At The Exterminators Inc., we use an ultra-light volume mist that reaches all the cracks and crevices of an infested area, drawing the pests out of their hiding places and eliminating them on the spot. This is an excellent treatment that can be customized for a most effective result. Our experienced team also uses residual insecticides in addition to this process to prevent any future hatchlings from surviving.  

Cockroaches are a very difficult pest to eliminate. They are very good at hiding and tough to kill, so hiring a professional is highly recommended. A qualified technician has access to the materials required to properly get rid of the pests for good. At The Exterminators Inc., we guarantee results with our quality service and our 3 to 6-month warranties. If you have any questions or concerns about cockroaches, please give us a call.