Many cockroache enter homes and buildings from outside, through sewer openings or by hitchhiking in furniture, boxes, electronic equipment and other items brought into the home. Because each cockroach species is different, the cause for each infestation is different. Here are some facts about the common cockroaches we find throughout the Phoenix area
- Cockroaches like wet, cool environments and tend to live indoors, usually in basements, near pipes and drains, and in wall voids, especially in bathrooms.
- Indian cockroaches also prefer wet, cool habitats, but they live outside, usually only entering buildings through drains and foundations.
- Turkestan cockroaches are primarily an outdoor species, but males are strongly attracted to light during the night, so they do find their way indoors.
- Brown banded cockroaches prefer warm, dry places and live and nest exclusively indoors, often in higher locations, such as in ceilings and picture frames.
- They are usually brought into homes or buildings through moving boxes or used furniture.