Are Cockroaches More Common In The Summer? New Mexico Pest Control Pros Answer
If it seems like there are more cockroaches around your home this summer, it’s because there probably are! Although these vile pests are active all year round, property owners in Albuquerque, Corrales, and throughout New Mexico are likely to see a rise in roach activity during the summer months. In this blog post, we’ll explain why.
What types of cockroaches are most active in New Mexico?
Before we explain why there are more roaches crawling about during the summer season, let’s list what types of roaches property owners are likely to find on their properties. Here are the most common cockroaches in New Mexico:
Why cockroaches are a common summer pest problem in NM
Cockroaches are a common summer problem in New Mexico and in many other places, for several reasons:
Heat & moisture
Cockroaches are attracted to warm and humid environments. When it’s hot and dry in New Mexico, cockroaches seek out areas with moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. They can thrive in these conditions, which increases their prevalence during the summer months.
Cockroaches are opportunistic scavengers and will feed on a wide range of organic matter. During the summer, there tends to be more food available, such as crumbs, food spills, and garbage, due to outdoor activities like picnics, barbecues, and gatherings. This increased food source can attract and sustain cockroach populations.
In warmer weather, cockroaches are more active and may venture indoors in search of food, water, and shelter. They enter homes and buildings through small cracks, gaps, or open doors and windows. New Mexico's hot summers can drive them to seek refuge in cooler indoor environments.
Cockroaches are prolific breeders and reproduce quickly. They have short lifecycles, and warm temperatures can accelerate their reproductive cycle, leading to larger populations during the summer months.
Tips to prevent cockroach problems this summer
To prevent or address cockroach issues, it is important to maintain good sanitation practices, such as:
- Regular cleaning
- Storing food properly
- Empty trash cans regularly
- Picking up wet towels and dirty laundry off the floor
- Addressing water leaks & moisture issues
It’s also imperative to keep them out. To that end, we highly recommend sealing all cracks, gaps, and openings on the exterior of your structure and inspecting anything you bring indoors for signs of cockroaches.
What to do if you find cockroaches in your home (or business)
Available in Albuquerque and throughout our service area, our home pest control services and commercial exterminating are the ideal solution property owners and managers need to get rid of cockroaches this summer and all year long. Reach out today for a free quote or give us a shout!