Cockroaches, the unwelcome insects of urban landscapes, have been a persistent problem in many U.S. cities.

However, some cities have a more significant roach problem than others.

A recent study conducted by PestGnome has revealed a list of the Roachiest Cities in America. Houston is at the top of the list due to its heat and humidity, while Boston, one of the northern metros where colder temperatures affect roach populations, placed 21st.

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Boston is known for its rich history, vibrant culture and, fortunately for its residents, a less hospitable environment for cockroaches compared to other cities. Roaches struggle to survive in temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Boston's cooler temperatures in fall and winter offer a natural line of defense.

Despite the cold being a natural roach repellent, Boston residents are not entirely free from the risk of infestation. As roaches seek refuge from the cold, they may find their way into homes. Other colder cities such as Seattle, Detroit and Rochester have fewer roach problems as the insects cannot survive temperatures below 45 degrees for extended periods.

These resilient urban insects are known to thrive, adapt and reproduce rapidly, and pose challenges for pest control and health concerns in various environments. To prevent infestations, residents are advised to keep their homes clean, seal points of entry and apply barrier sprays at doorways.

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