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How to identify and exterminate cockroaches

How to identify and exterminate cockroaches

You are comfortably installed on your couch, enjoying a moment of relaxation after a long day of work. It feels good. You feel at peace, serene, calm… Unfortunately, it is only for a short time. Out of the corner of your eye, you see something move. Could it be a fly? an ant? a few tangled hairs that get dragged away by a gust of wind? That’s it; you must know what it’s all about. You sigh, then move toward the source of the distraction.

You immediately realize that what is in front of you is not hair. Indeed, it is rather an insect. You observe it more closely, and you come to a logical conclusion: it is a cockroach. Oh dear, you don’t like that at all! But how did you know it was a cockroach? Why are you so disappointed in him? And what are you going to do to get rid of it?

How to identify the cockroach?

First, cockroaches, also known as “roaches” or “cockroaches”, are quite common worldwide. There are in fact thousands of species of cockroaches. However, these insects all have similar physical characteristics: a flat, oval-shaped body, a reddish or brownish color (with a few exceptions), two antennae and wings. With the help of their six legs, cockroaches move quite quickly. Interesting fact: while in some hot countries, cockroaches can reach a length of 5 cm, those in Quebec are generally smaller.

Since you know all this, you could easily guess that the intruder in your living room is indeed a cockroach.

Why are you troubled that you saw a cockroach?

Secondly, the reason is simple: this insect is sometimes a carrier of bacteria or viruses and can therefore cause diseases such as infectious hepatitis, dysentery, gastroenteritis, etc. And that’s not all: in some people, cockroaches can cause an allergic reaction in the form of respiratory problems or a skin reaction. As for feeding, cockroaches will eat almost anything, even other cockroaches that are injured or dead! Obviously, for all these reasons and more, the presence of this little omnivore in your home is not a source of joy!

How to get rid of cockroaches?

Third, if you see a cockroach, it’s probably only a slight indication of how much is actually in your home. Moreover, cockroaches tend to group together due to a pheromone they produce. This makes infestations difficult to eliminate, especially since cockroaches tend to be quite resistant. So, if you wish to regain the zenitude you had before the unpleasant discovery of the insect, contact Brisebois Extermination. Qualified exterminators will be able to suggest possible solutions to the situation, and you can quickly return to your couch, knowing that you are in good hands.