We’ve reached the point of the year where we’re anxious for winter to finally end. In just a few more weeks, the weather will finally begin to warm up and we can plan picnics, ballgames, and outdoor activities. But there is one thing about warm weather many of us are not looking forward to. Higher temperatures bring an increase in insects and infestation.
Perhaps the one pest that upsets the most people is the roach. These all too common pests seem to thrive in warm weather. But what about cold weather? Are roaches still here? Do they survive in the winter? At Arrow Exterminating, it’s our business to know everything about roaches so we want to tell you what you need to know about what these creatures are up to during the winter.
Arrow Exterminating Protects You from Roaches and Other Pests
If you have roaches, Arrow Exterminating has a solution to your problem. We’ve been fighting roaches and all types of pests since 1947. We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers, whether they’re homeowners or commercial clients. We serve the 5 boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk County. We’re always accessible and we make certain we do the job the right way. Arrow comes and inspects your property and we’ll come up with a plan for you. We may need to remove pests or we may recommend preventative measures but we’ll make sure you have the information to understand every step we take. So here’s what happens to roaches in winter.
Roaches and Cold Weather
It’s true that cockroaches can sometimes survive cold weather, but that doesn’t mean they like it. According to the Weather Channel, cockroaches can often survive cooler temperatures by finding warmer places before the real cold settles in. But they also can start to die even at temperatures as high as 60 to 70 degrees. When it gets cold, they may also slow down their breeding process. Sometimes they will stop breeding altogether.
How Different Types of Cockroaches Deal with Winter
At Arrow Exterminating we often encounter five types of cockroach, all of which adapt differently to winter weather, according to Sciencing:
- The American Cockroach cannot survive when temperatures go below 15 degrees, but they can move indoors or even survive outdoors in decaying trees or woodpiles.
- The German Cockroach is very adept at infiltrating structures during the winter. They are able to survive the winter if they’re able to find food or a humid environment.
- The Oriental Cockroach tends to be a species that lives indoors, but most adults die in the late summer. Those that remain will often spend the winter in places like crawlspaces, basements and floor drains, where they will reproduce. They tolerate lower temperatures than many other species.
- The Brown-Banded Cockroach is another type of cockroach that can survive the winter indoors. They are particularly attracted to heated office and apartment buildings and appliances. They are often attracted to kitchens and infestations can be found in high cabinets.
If You Have Roaches Arrow Can Help
No matter what time of the year it is, Arrow Exterminating can protect you from a roach infestation. If you have roaches or if you think your property has any type of pest infestation, the expert technicians at Arrow Exterminating will help. To learn more, contact us today.