Cockroaches are a problem because, over time, certain species have adapted to living with people and take advantage of the food, water, and safe shelter we provide.
Georgia’s warm weather means our area is home to the species of cockroaches that can live successfully outside, like Oriental and American cockroaches, and those that live primarily indoors, like German and brown-banded cockroaches.
Cockroaches living outside can move indoors on their own as they search for food sources or escape bad weather. They move inside through cracks in exterior walls, vents, or drains. They can also accidentally come inside on firewood, potted plants, or cardboard boxes.
Cockroaches living indoors hitchhike their way to new locations in things like used appliances, furniture, or through cracks in walls or ceilings.