Whether you own or rent your home, there’s a chance that you might find roaches somewhere in your dwelling. While you may not be eager to start hunting for creepy crawly pests in your residence, you should still keep at least a latent eye out for roaches. That’s because the sooner you realize you have roaches, the more likely it is that you can prevent a full-blown infestation of your home.
It’s important to understand that having roaches isn’t a reflection on your housekeeping skills or lifestyle. Instead, an infestation is simply demonstrative of roaches’ uncanny ability to survive and thrive in nearly any type of environment.
One of the reasons roaches are able to survive even when the odds seem to be stacked against them is that they only need three basic things to live – food, water, and shelter. Those simple needs are why you’ll often find cockroaches in places that have all three, such as kitchens, bathrooms, crawl spaces, basements, and other areas.
Can Roaches Hide in My Electronic Devices?
Roaches can survive almost anywhere that grants them access to food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, that also includes your electronic devices. Cockroaches often hide in electronic devices, particularly those that are used often, because of the warmth they generate when they’re used. The warmth and darkness cockroaches discover in electronic devices combine to create an ideal environment for the pests to lay eggs.
Game consoles, televisions, computers, routers – these are mere samples of devices that roaches might call home. If you notice evidence that roaches have taken up residence in one of your devices, it’s critical that you take fast action. Roaches are carriers of bacteria that can lead to serious illnesses, such as salmonella or E. coli poisoning, typhoid fever, and staphylococcal infections, to name just a few.
Will Cockroaches Damage My Devices?
In addition to having the potential to make you sick, roaches will damage your electronic devices if you don’t eradicate them. Once they’re inside your devices, cockroaches will start to lay eggs, shed their skins, and poop. Those activities will eventually cause the electrical components inside your devices to “gum up,” which may require you to repair or replace your electronic devices.
How Can I Prevent Roaches from Damaging My Things?
If you want to avoid having to repair or replace your devices due to roach activity, we encourage you to learn about our preventive pest control services. As you’ll see, our talented team has the experience and tools to guard your devices against an array of bothersome, potentially destructive pests, including roaches.
Are you interested in some DIY roach control tips? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent your devices from becoming infected. Here are a few of them:
- Remove any food and liquids from the areas surrounding your devices
- Place preventative traps in the vicinity near your things
- Seal off your devices’ entry points
Although you can take action to prevent roaches from taking up residence in your devices on your own, you’ll enjoy even greater peace of mind knowing a team of professionals is on your side. Get in touch with Action Pest serving Charlotte, NC, and nearby areas now!