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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

Why Are Large Cockroaches Invading Your Home When It Rains?

Updated: Jan 23

Flying Cockroaches

Cockroaches fly when it rains!!

Are you familiar with the adage, "when it's about to rain, the cockroaches fly?" Unfortunately, there is some truth to that statement.

One of the main reasons why cockroaches fly before a storm is because they're trying to escape from their damp hiding places. As the atmospheric pressure drops and the humidity levels rise, the cockroaches become more active and search for a drier place to nest.

Flying Cockroaches

Although all adult cockroaches have wings, fortunately, not all cockroaches can fly - it's mainly the larger species, such as the American and Australian cockroaches, that can and will take flight. These species can grow up to 4cm in length and have wings spanning up to 7cm, giving them an impressive wingspan for such small insects.

Cockroach Prevention

As we step into our stormy season, you may start to see some large cockroaches around the home that you normally wouldn't. If your pest control is currently working, these cockroaches should die within a day or two. There are also a few strategies, alongside your pest control, that you can do to assist in preventing cockroaches from entering the house. These include taking out the trash regularly, sealing up any cracks or holes in walls or floors, regularly cleaning your kitchen, and removing cardboard boxes.

If you already have an infestation of cockroaches or your pest control does not appear to be working, do not hesitate to contact your local pest control experts who specialize in these types of cases. They can assist in eliminating this serious issue for homes or businesses and ensure that no future infestations occur again. So do not procrastinate any longer - give us a call today and keep your home free from pests!

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