There aren’t many more unpleasant experiences than finding a cockroach infestation in your home. Although some people are just victims of circumstance, a roach outbreak is usually the sign of an unkempt bathroom or kitchen. Roaches feed on leftovers, stray crumbs, pet food, and many other sorts of decaying natural materials. They like to move in secret, so you may not be aware of their presence until they are overflowing in your home.
Many people wonder, do cockroaches only come out at night? And what should I do if I see them inside during the day? Read on to learn about roach habits from the experts at Batzner Pest Control!
Are Roaches Nocturnal?
Roaches are nocturnal insects, but this doesn’t mean that there’s no chance of finding them during the day. As most insects do, roaches spend a lot of time in states of inactivity or very minimal activity. In these states, they hang out in moist, dark places in your home, including:
- Near plumbing fixtures
- In cabinets and underneath sinks
- Under mats and rugs
- In wall paneling and behind wallpaper
- In piles of clutter or trash, and more
Once the nighttime comes around, roaches take to the floors and walls to look for any source of food.
Why Do Roaches Come Out During the Day?
Finding active cockroaches inside your home during the day often means that you have a large infestation on your hands. Their common resting places have probably become so overcrowded that they have to look for food and get their rest at different times.
When people find roaches in their home during the day, they often jump to try to exterminate them as fast as they can. Unfortunately, cockroaches are some of the most resilient pests in the world, and take lots of power and precision to get rid of. People often find that budget bug sprays and traps, even those designed for cockroaches, fall short of eliminating roach infestations.
Roach Infestations in Wisconsin
Some strategies for preventing roach infestations before they start include keeping a clean kitchen and bathroom, keeping watch for leaks in plumbing fixtures, sealing and storing your food properly, and keeping your home tidy in general. Once an infestation has developed, the work is best left to professional pest control technicians. At Batzner Pest Control, we focus our efforts on both eliminating active roach infestations and teaching our customers how to avoid them going forward. For a free quote on top-of-the-line roach control, contact us today!