In our previous article from our series on cockroaches, we discussed how to identify and get rid of roaches. Cockroaches have been around for a long time. The dinosaurs were plagued by ancient versions of them, just like we are. 

Their longevity and adaptability are of little comfort to home and business owners in the Carolinas and Virginia. Cockroaches can survive extreme temperatures and situations where there are few resources. 

There are no pests that homeowners would say they enjoy having in their homes. Some, however, are certainly worse than others. You probably think about spiders as some of our least favorite. Mosquitos are another pest about which we hear a lot of complaints. 

No one likes bed bugs or ants. However, no pest elicits a visceral response like cockroaches. It is not just their speedy movements and horrifying appearance that people find so unsettling. Cockroaches are closely associated with trash and filth. 

Unfortunately, they can carry harmful bacteria and diseases. Bottom line, you don't want them anywhere near your home, business, or family. 

We know you hate roaches. In this post and a future article, we are discussing cockroaches, what they are, how to get rid of them, and how to prevent them. 

Most people share their homes with unwelcome guests. Whether they hop, crawl, run or fly into your home, bugs are eager to settle in if they can find sustainable food, water, and shelter. 

Bugs like to take advantage of the tiniest openings to find a route into your cozy home. 

Unfortunately, once they’re inside, it can be hard to figure out where these bugs are hiding unless you know where to look. 

Here are a few indoor hiding places bugs will be hiding in your home. 

Crickets are small, light to brown insects that look like their relative, the grasshoppers. They are serious lawn pests in the South, living in the ground during the day, tunneling beneath the turf, and eating roots. 

They cause the grass to wilt and turn brown and come out at night to eat above-ground plant parts. 

Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. To the untrained eye, finding a bed bug infestation can prove difficult, and even if discovered, home remedies and over-the-counter deterrents are often ineffective. 

If you can’t rid your home on your own, you may have to call in a professional exterminator. With years of experience, Rid-A-Bug is well-equipped to assess your bed bug problems and develop a strategic response to rid your home of the pest and provide maximum protection.