There are many myths about roaches, making it hard to know what is true versus lore. Something many people don’t realize is true is that cockroaches are typically only active at night! As nocturnal creatures, cockroaches typically only come out at night. This is when they feed, spread, and make a mess. But what about the daytime? Seeing them during the day is indicative of a significant infestation in your home or business.
At Vermont Pest Control, we know that cockroaches are any homeowner’s worst nightmare. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about keeping your eyes peeled for roaches—both day and night.
Nighttime Cockroach Activity
The last thing anyone wants to think about is a bunch of roaches roaming throughout their home in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, it’s more common than you think. Roaches are nocturnal insects. If and when they’re out during the day, they avoid sunlight and prefer to stay hidden in the dark, damp areas of your home. When alert overnight, cockroaches will begin their hunt for food. They will eat just about everything and can navigate your dark kitchen to seek out any crumbs they can find. Research has shown that nighttime cockroach activity happens primarily during the hours just before midnight.
Signs of Roaches During the Day
During the daytime, cockroaches typically stay hidden in dark, moist areas around your home. If spotted crawling around, you likely have dozens and dozens hidden elsewhere. The most common areas where roaches rest in your home during the day are as follows:
- Underneath or behind appliances like stoves and refrigerators
- Beneath sinks in your kitchen or bathrooms
- Near plumbing or your washer and dryer machines
- Inside light switches or even inside the walls
- Nestled in piles of debris, papers, boxes, supplies, and more
What to Do About Roaches in Your Home
If you see even a single cockroach, it’s often a bad sign they are hidden in your home. To get rid of these pests, it’s best to team up with your local cockroach exterminators. At Vermont Pest Control, our roach exterminators will work with you to eliminate the infestation and prevent any future roaches from coming back. Contact us today to learn more!
Are Roaches Only Active At Night? in Vermont
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