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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

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What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are oval-shaped insects with a hard exterior, six legs, long antennae, and wings. A cockroach's size, color, wing development, and flying abilities vary depending on the species.

The most common types of cockroaches we see in our area are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. 

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are gross but also dangerous, causing contamination and allergens with the waste, saliva, and shed skins they produce. They can also spread dangerous diseases that make people sick, including cholera, dysentery, E. coli infection, gastroenteritis, giardia, listeriosis, salmonellosis, and typhoid fever.

As you can see, having cockroaches in your home is not a joke; you must address an infestation and eliminate them immediately. 

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are scavenging pests that will eat just about anything, so they regularly take advantage of residential properties for easy access to food. They can also enter a home if the conditions outside aren't favorable, looking for dark and damp places to hide.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are usually attracted to kitchens, bathrooms, basements, garages, and other similar home areas that have high moisture and provide easy access to food. But cockroaches are nocturnal critters, and they are also quick, so you might not see live adults, but other signs of their presence include waste, chew marks on food packaging, smear marks, and unpleasant odors.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

To get rid of cockroaches, look no further than ACTION Termite & Pest Control. We have successfully serviced homes in our area for decades and can help you, too, using the most advanced cockroach treatment methods and the highest quality of customer care.

Our residential pest control services are provided as one-time, monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly treatment visits, depending on your preferences and home's needs. In any case, we customize our services to match the pest pressures you face, ensuring you are getting a targeted approach that works to eliminate active pests and prevent future infestations.

So if you are experiencing cockroaches in your home, reach out to ACTION Termite & Pest Control to work with one of our service team members for the home pest control services you need.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

For cockroach prevention, we recommend routinely maintaining your property to eliminate conducive conditions and make it less attractive to cockroaches. You can do this by using these tips:

  • Keep your home free of excess moisture by using dehumidifiers and checking to make sure bathrooms and kitchens have proper ventilation.
  • Remove organic debris from your yard, including leaf litter, dead trees, and stumps.
  • Keep up with mowing your lawn and trimming foliage.
  • Inspect your home's exterior for uncovered vents and drains, cracks in the foundation, and missing or damaged screens.
  • Keep your home clear of crumbs and other food residues, use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, and store food in airtight containers. 
  • Declutter your home and organize it to eliminate harborage and help make it easier to clean.

Remember, if you have an active cockroach problem in your home, these prevention tips won't help to eliminate them, so please get in touch with us at ACTION Termite & Pest Control.