Our cockroach control methods are tailored to the specific situation at your home.
You have likely heard that a cockroach can live without its head for quite a while, but do you know why? There are several reasons, actually. The first is that they do not need their head in order to breathe, as they take in air through a network of holes over their body. The second is that they do not need to eat very often, so it could take literally weeks for them to starve to death. Finally, they have a very simple circulatory system and they quickly clot, so the loss of a head does not involve the emptying of the body’s blood like it would for a human. While you might joke that some people do not appear to have or use their brain, a cockroach, quite literally, doesn’t need theirs in order to live. Thus, the end result is that a cockroach can live for weeks after decapitation.
At Brown Pest Control, we mention this interesting fact about cockroaches to illustrate that cockroach control has some unique challenges that extermination for other pests does not. They can even hold their breath for nearly an hour, so effective cockroach control has to involve more than a quickly dispersing insecticide. With our more than 40 years of experience in pest control, we have developed effective cockroach control techniques that will be far more effective than store-bought products, most of which don’t work at all.
Our cockroach control is effective for all species of cockroach, from the small German cockroach to those rather large ones that really give you goosebumps! We will tailor our approach to the situation at your Winston-Salem, North Carolina home to address the cockroaches you see and the far larger population that has remained hidden. Call us today, and we’ll get to work making your home the pest-free environment that you and your family deserve.