Cockroaches and Termites Sole Purpose is to Reproduce
Some of the mating rituals of pests can put first dates to shame. Male insects offer gifts, song and even dance to impress the female. This is no Love Story----this is Fatal Attraction, which may cause many headaches for homeowners.
Pest are not picky about where they mate. All homes are at risk when it comes to infestation.
Pest such as termites and cockroaches are particularly promiscuous. The sole purpose of these pests is to reproduce, thereby multiplying the physical and monetary amount of damage they cause. Both pests can be a major threat to health and property.
Female termites release “mating pheromones”, much like perfume, to entice male termites. Once males locate the alluring females, they break off their wings, symbolizing they are a couple. Termites then build their nests in the structural wood of a home. A queen termite can lay more than 60,000 eggs in her 25-year lifespan. It only take 50-60 days for these eggs to hatch, so early detection and prevention is key as a colony of termites can exceed on million.
Male American cockroaches have to impress their lady-in-waiting before they can mate. Casanova-like-cockroaches flap their wings, expose their abdomens, and even nibble the female. After cockroaches mate, they then set up housekeeping and can quickly infest a building. Females lay approximately 40 eggs each month. Although they do not affect the structure of a home, cockroaches carry bacteria and allergens that can severely affect one’s health.
InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill termites and cockroaches upon contact with the insulation and is intended to prevent infestations anywhere the product is applied. InCide® is treated with a highly effective pesticide and fire retardant. It is highly recommended for use in new construction and retrofit application in attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces.
InCide® is an EPA registered product and may only be installed by a licensed pest management company. If you want to protect your home against pest and lower your utility bills, ask your pest professional about InCide® Pest Control Insulation.