It’s no secret that cockroaches are a hardy pest that can be incredibly difficult to get rid of without the help of a pest control professional. While these pests are often found lurking in homes, it is not uncommon to find them in restaurant kitchens if the proper measures haven’t been taken to exclude them. Here are 3 things restaurant owners in Tulsa need to know about cockroaches.
Cockroaches Prefer Dark Places
If you have ever experienced a large-scale cockroach infestation, you have probably noticed that cockroaches tend to stay out of the light. Many cockroach species that can be found in commercial kitchens are known to inhabit dark crevices and cracks that aren’t easily accessible by humans or visible in the open. This, unfortunately, means that although you may be killing visible pests with DIY treatments, the cockroach nest likely remains untouched with potentially hundreds of cockroaches lying in wait.
Cockroaches Are Scavengers
Cockroaches are opportunistic feeders and will often resort to cannibalism if a dead cockroach is available. However, it is not uncommon for cockroaches to feast on sweet items with any chance that is available to them. One reason cockroaches can eat things that humans find grotesque is that the bacteria that is found in the bodies of these pests can produce the needed vitamins and minerals for survival regardless of the food source that is consumed.
Cockroaches Are Fast
Even the smallest puff of air can spur a cockroach into a frenzy to seek shelter from impending predators. Unfortunately, cockroaches are incredibly fast insects and can scurry away at speeds of around 3 miles per hour, a great feat based on their small stature. Scaled to a human size, this speed would be the equivalent of running nearly 200 miles per hour.
Why Xtreme Pest Management for Commercial Cockroach Control?
We hope this article “3 Things Restaurant Owners in Tulsa Need to Know About Cockroaches” has given you some insight into the potential problems cockroaches can cause for your Tulsa restaurant. If you have an existing cockroach infestation or need help preventing one from forming, trust the commercial pest control experts at Xtreme Pest Management. Call us at (918) 724-2028 or start your estimate today!