No one wants to imagine that roaches are crawling around in the middle of the night while you’re fast asleep. Unfortunately, cockroaches are nocturnal creatures that are most active during the nighttime. During these hours, roaches are often on the hunt for food—which can be anything from a few crumbs in your kitchen to the glue on the backside of some stamps in your junk drawer. In the daytime, roaches prefer to stay hidden. Seeing a roach during the day, then, is a sign of a serious infestation in your home.
The team at Batzner Pest Control knows that cockroaches are a distressing pest problem for any homeowner. Our experts are here to share all you need to know about nighttime cockroach activity in your Wisconsin home and how you can prevent it.
What Do Roaches Do At Night?
Roaches are nocturnal insects that are typically at rest when you are awake. If and when they’re out during the day, they avoid sunlight and prefer to stay hidden in the dark, damp areas of your home. When alert overnight, cockroaches will begin their endless hunt for food. They will eat just about everything and can navigate your dark kitchen to seek out any crumbs they can find. Research has shown that nighttime cockroach activity happens primarily during the hours just before midnight.
Where Do Cockroaches Hide in My Home?
During the daytime, cockroaches typically stay hidden in dark, moist areas around your home. If spotted crawling around, you likely have dozens and dozens hidden elsewhere. The most common areas where roaches rest in your home during the day are as follows:
- Underneath or behind appliances like stoves and refrigerators
- Beneath sinks in your kitchen or bathrooms
- Near plumbing or your washer and dryer machines
- Inside light switches or even inside the walls
- Nestled in piles of debris, papers, boxes, supplies, and more
What Do I Do About Cockroaches At Night?
If you start to spot the signs of roaches in your home or even notice them crawling around at night, it’s best to contact your local roach exterminators. Even one roach is often a sign there are many more established in your home. The roach control experts at Batzner Pest Control will work to eliminate any active infestation and put prevention methods in place to keep cockroaches away for good! Contact us today to schedule your inspection.