Ever wondered why Karachiites have to face cockroach invasion at homes for the most part of the year?
The summer is already here in Karachi and this time around it had started with little mercy for the people of this metropolitan city. However, apart from the blazing sun faced at the outside, Karachiites are also facing massive cockroach infestation at homes.
So, what’s the connection?
Karachi’s hot weather and cockroach breeding!
Yup, one primary reason why we have to face cockroach infestation every summer (which unfortunately is nearly 9 months long in the city) is due to its hot and humid climate. And according to various studies worldwide, cockroach breeding thrives in warm moist areas. No wonder they enjoy a long breeding season in Karachi with long summer season and constantly high humidity (thanks to the coastal location of the city).
Cockroaches are one of the strongest and toughest creatures on earth that have been able to survive here since the times of dinosaurs. This means they have largely adapted to almost all climatic zones present on Earth. These filthy looking creatures are able to sense humidity and love to breed in hot and steamy conditions.
Cockroaches Breaching Homes in Karachi
Homes with sub-par cleaning, plenty of dark and moist sports gives an ideal breeding grounds to cockroaches, especially now that we have entered a seemingly long and blazingly hot summer season. While the winter months aren’t pretty much qualified as “proper winters” in the city, nonetheless, the relatively lower temperatures mean a decrease in cockroach infestation (last three months).
Nonetheless, the climatic condition of the city coupled with an unhealthy and unclean living conditions are two reasons why Karachiites have constantly faced the demon of cockroach infestation for a long time.
Where the dangers of infestation is greatest?
Although once infested, you are likely to see cockroach presence at every nook and corner of your home, kitchen and bathrooms are two of the most vulnerable areas (pretty much the starting point) to a cockroach infestation. These filthy creatures like to breed around food sources and with uncleaned kitchen and improperly sealed food sources, you will disgustingly find them roaming freely across all your kitchen including food and utensils. They will break through each and every crack in your home from behind the stove to even inside refrigerators.
Well, you can’t control the climate but you can surely minimize chances of getting infestation at home by keeping your home clean, tidy and properly disinfectant. Negating cockroaches the breeding sports inside your homes is the best defense against it and you can ensure that by keeping your home clean, dehumidified (use dehumidifier) and getting a list of unnecessary items not in use.