Do Cockroach Infestations Increase in the Summertime?


In Las Vegas, cockroaches can be a frustrating pest that stays active inside homes and businesses all year round. Unfortunately, the mild winters and warm summers make for the perfect home across Nevada, as many disgusted homeowners across the state can attest to.

However, most people will see their numbers usually peak in the summertime as the warmer weather reaches an all-time high. A cockroach infestation is the last thing you want to deal with in the summertime, which is why it’s important to learn how to keep cockroaches out of your home.

Do Cockroaches Prefer The Heat?

Cockroaches can survive in a variety of climates and temperatures. In fact, they are notorious for being one of the most resilient, hard-to-kill pests on earth. With that being said, while they do not need the heat in the same way pests like mosquitoes do, roaches do prefer the warmth, which makes them particularly noticeable during the summertime.

In addition to warm weather, they also love dark, damp places to hide out. This makes sink cabinets, standing water, or leaky pipes the perfect home for these indestructible creatures. While these areas are still attractive to roaches at other times of the year, the heat summer provides only increases the humidity and dampness in them, in turn increasing the likelihood that roaches will find and infest them.

How To Avoid Cockroach Infestations

Roaches are a notoriously difficult pest to treat, so preventing an infestation before it happens is always your best bet. Here are our top cockroach infestation tips from the professionals at Anver Pest Control:

  • Walk around your property and seal off any cracks or crevices in windows, screen doors, and doorways. 
  • Keep a clean kitchen and bathroom. Clean up all spills and crumbs every day. 
  • Pick up pet food bowls. Avoid leaving pet food out overnight or empty bowls with crumbs in them. 
  • Inspect under your bathroom and kitchen sinks for leaky pipes and standing water. 
  • Securely store all pantry items like flour and cereal, in airtight containers. 
  • Avoid leaving junk piles inside and outside your home.

What To Do In Case Of An Infestation

If you have a cockroach infestation, you can’t afford to let it continue. It will never go away on its own, and the only way to get rid of it for good is to enlist the help of a licensed and certified pest control provider.

When roaches come inside,! We have highly trained professionals who know how to eradicate cockroach infestations and also prep your home to avoid future infestations. Cockroaches can be very dangerous to your health and should never be dealt with alone. DIY may seem like the cheapest route but in the long run, it will not create the results you want. Always contact your local pest control professionals for help with infestations.