Are Roaches Common in Boise Idaho?

Cockroaches are adaptable creatures that thrive in almost any environment. They’ve been found all over the world. The state of Idaho is no different when it comes to cockroaches. They have existed on this planet for millions of years, and nearly every continent has them. Still, their environment varies depending on the species: some thrive in cold weather, while others prefer warmer climates with a rainforest nearby. 

This blog post will explore the different types of cockroaches found in Boise Idaho, and how to get rid of them.

Common Roaches in Boise Idaho

Cockroaches are survivors, which is why they have existed for millions of years despite changes in climate or animal species dominance. There are three common cockroach species within Boise; however, humans inadvertently introduce other cockroach species into the area by transporting goods. 

The three common cockroach species are German, Brown-Banded, and American cockroaches.

German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are small, dark brownish-red pests with wings that fold over the back. These insects hate cold weather, which is why they move indoors and can be found inside homes across America’s west coast (Idaho) during winter time. 

So if you spot any type of bug crawling around your house or building, there’s likely a German Cockroach nearby! The German cockroach is the most likely to create a full-on infestation in a home because they lay so many eggs and reproduce fast.

Brown-Banded Cockroach

The Brown-Banded cockroach is one of the more common pests in our area. They look a lot like German roaches, but they’re slightly darker and have that telltale light brown band across their wings and abdomen, making them easy to spot

American Cockroach

The American cockroach is one of the largest roaches you’ll find in Boise and is reddish-brown. If you see a roach that is an inch or longer, it’s likely an American Cockroach. 

These guys don’t fly, but they can scurry pretty quickly when they feel threatened. They like warm and moist places, so you might find them near your water heater or in the bathroom.

How do Idaho Cockroaches get Into the House?

Cockroaches are looking for the same thing we are: food, water, and shelter. They can squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices to get into your home. Cockroaches can also get inside through openings when garbage cans or dumpsters are located near windows and access points. Roaches will even hitch rides in products and boxes brought into your home from the outside world!

Once a female cockroach enters your home, she can lay up to 50 eggs at a time which will hatch in just over a month. This is why it’s so important to call a professional when you see just one cockroach because they can quickly become an infestation.

How to get Rid of Cockroaches in Boise Idaho

If you see a cockroach in your home, it’s important to take action immediately to prevent an infestation. The first step is to identify where they are coming from and seal up any cracks or crevices they might use to get inside. The second step is to remove any food or water sources that might attract them. 

Cockroaches are attracted to food that is left out, so be sure to keep your counters and floors clean. You can also consider using traps or baits to lure cockroaches out of hiding and eliminate them for good. 

These can be placed in strategic locations around your home and will help lure cockroaches into a trap. Finally, if all else fails, you can always call an exterminator to get rid of the cockroaches. By following these tips, you should be able to get rid of your cockroach problem in no time.

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