Top Reasons Why Cockroaches Keep Appearing In Your Home

You swept, mopped, took out the trash, and cleaned countertops, yet you still see cockroaches walking around. Does that mean your house is not as clean as it should be? Not necessarily! Your cleaning methods may not even be the source.

Cockroaches are common almost anywhere in the U.S. They don’t always show up because of sanitation problems, so be relieved if you clean your house thoroughly. The issue is probably unrelated to cleanliness. But why is there a sudden appearance of roaches in your clean house?

A Glendale pest control technician will explain the most common reasons in this article.

Getting rid of cockroaches in a house in Arizona

Why Do Cockroaches Infest Houses & Apartments?

Cockroaches go to houses and apartments to find food, shelter, and water, although they can enter a building through other items, such as clothing or luggage.

Food may not be available in tidy houses or apartments, but water and shelter are often a guarantee for roaches. Plus, these creatures can go for a month without eating, so lack of food is not a problem for them.

Some species, like the German cockroach, can eat things other than food to survive, so food is not an immediate deterrent at all.

Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My Tidy House?

These are the most common factors that attract cockroaches to clean houses:

  • Untidy landscaping — landscape features like palm trees attract roaches because they offer shelter and water. Once cockroaches are near your house, they are more likely to enter it.
  • Moisture — Roaches search for available water, and leaking sinks or appliances work well. They offer warmth too, turning them into the ideal harborage for roach nests.
  • Food — Even if you clean your counters and floors thoroughly, roaches always find a food source (any trusted Gilbert pest control technician will let you know that). These insects can eat almost anything, including boxes, pet food, and hair.
  • Accessible points of entry — Gaps under doors, holes around dryer vents, and other access points can give cockroaches an easy path into your house.

Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My Tidy Apartment?

Cockroaches appear in clean apartments for the same reasons they appear in tidy houses. Nonetheless, other factors could play an important role too, such as:

  • Your neighbors’ cleaning habits. You don’t know if they keep their apartments clean, so they could attract roaches.
  • Roaches can walk through utility lines and get access from one apartment to another.
  • If your neighbors have roaches in their apartment, your apartment could be at risk.
  • Neighbors might try to control an infestation with DIY methods, driving the roaches out, and leaving them looking for other places to live, such as your apartment.

Your Location Could Contribute To Roach Problems

Some places in the U.S. are more likely to face cockroaches than others. In Arizona, we primarily deal with these species:

  • American Roaches
  • German Roaches
  • Brown Banded Cockroach
  • Turkestan cockroach

German roaches are more related to sanitation issues. You must contact a Chandler pest control company if you ever see one of these roaches at home. They can breed at a rate of six generations in a single year, so be aware!

German roaches usually invade kitchens, basements, bathroom sinks, and other places that allow them to feed on nearly anything.

The best you can do to avoid them is to keep a clean kitchen, wipe up crumbs, and avoid leaving dishes in the sink.

Contrary to German roaches, Oriental, Brown-Banded, and American cockroaches are more likely to enter Arizona homes through other means that are unrelated to sanitation.

Should I Contact a Phoenix Pest Control Technician?

If you think cockroaches are already invading your home, you should act quickly. Roaches are quick breeders and could lay eggs and expand their colonies without you even realizing!

You may clean your house almost every day, but roaches can still appear due to other problems, including the place where you live or cracks in the exterior of your house. But don’t worry! Our well-experienced team at Varsity Termite & Pest Control can eliminate your roach problem and identify how these unpleasant creatures get inside your home.

Contact us today to end this problem! We will customize a cockroach control and prevention plan that fits your needs.

Varsity Termite And Pest Control Logo

Published By:
Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122
Mesa, AZ85206

Office: 602-757-8252
Email: service@varsitytermiteandpestcontrol.com
Website: https://varsitytermiteandpestcontrol.com/

Gary Dobert

Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

More Posts

Follow Me:

Pest Control Categories

Let us Call you


    • Guy that came out for my termite problem was very knowledgeable, explained everything thoroughly and did a great job. Would definitely recommend them to others for termite control in the Mesa area.

      -Terry J. in Mesa, AZ
    • 5 star workmanship and customer service. I haven’t had termites in years since first calling Varsity for my termite inspection and treatment. Their termite prevention package has made my life worry free!

      -Elizabeth L. in Gilbert, AZ
    • Tony called me within 5 minutes of my hitting the submit button for a scorpion quote. I never heard from the other two competitors. The job was done the next day and he even directed me to the $100 discount coupon. The scorpions are gone and my kids are safe again. I will be calling Varsity again and telling my friends about them.

      -Britney R. in Chandler, AZ
    • Great experience.

      -Monica S. in Mesa, AZ
    • I wanted a family owned business and got one, I was very pleased everyone was so pleasant and friendly. I plan on signing up for more service.

      -Theresa C. in Mesa, AZ
    • Tony was great and worked with my hectic schedule. So far I haven’t seen any creepy crawlers!

      -Kayla D. in Queen Creek, AZ
    • Varsity responded quickly and took care of the problem. I now have them set up to come once a month at a reasonable price. There were lots of dead bugs, including scorpions, which showed me that their treatments are very effective.

      -Jodi M. in Gilbert, AZ
    • Arrived on time, high quality, quick, and efficient work done by them. Very customer friendly, professional, and very honest and informative. Price was great. I would recommend them to anyone.

      -Sarah R. in Apache Junction, AZ
    • Called back within minutes of my request , set up an inspection asap, price was fair, showed up right on time did the work even having to move some shelving I failed to have ready, also moved them back when done. Work was done as said and cleaned up everything when done, the individual doing the work was prompt, professional and very courteous. I highly recommend Varsity and as I am entering into flipping houses they will be the Pest Control people on my team.

      -ST. in Apache Junction, AZ
    • He is very straight forward, very honest, very business like. He really tries to make the customer happy.

      -Frank B.
    • I wanted to let you know that yesterday’s service with Robert and Jared was better than expected! They were obviously well-trained and knew their jobs very well. The work was quick, efficient and thorough with virtually no disruption to my day. Your inspection of my property and their treatment was top notch and I look forward to referring Varsity to all who are looking for professional and trustworthy service.

      -Judy R.
    $50 off Pest Control Service
    $100 off Termite Control