Cockroach Pest Control
WHAT IS A COCKROACH?
Four species of cockroaches are common in our area: of these, the German cockroach is the one most frequently found in homes and apartments. Another species, the wood roach, is common in cabinets and lake homes. Cockroaches range in color from light brown to an oily black and can vary in size from 1/4 inch to 1-½ inches long depending on the species. Here are 7 facts you didn’t know about cockroaches.
WHY DO I HAVE THEM?
Cockroaches hide in dark, undisturbed places close to food and water. That’s why they’re often first noticed in kitchens and bathrooms. Roaches infest homes and buildings that provide suitable conditions for breeding, and feed mainly at night. They’ll often scurry for shelter when you switch on a light.
ARE COCKROACHES DANGEROUS?
Cockroaches can transmit viral and bacterial pathogens via their bodies and feces. Coming into contact with cockroach-transmitted pathogens can trigger asthma, salmonella poisoning, and dysentery. Encountering a cockroach poses no immediate danger, but you should consider the pest a serious health risk.
WHAT KIND OF COCKROACHES DO I HAVE?
There are several common varieties of cockroach in the US. Though they all have distinct similarities, they’re also different in a few important ways. Here’s more info on the most common roaches in the US, and how we treat for each of them:
- American cockroach
- Brown banded cockroach
- German cockroach
- Oriental cockroach
- Pennsylvania wood cockroach
HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM?
Getting rid of cockroaches can be hard. As nocturnal pests, cockroaches are naturally elusive. They also adapt to their surroundings very quickly and capably. Worst of all, most roach species lay tiny eggs in any homes they infest. If you don’t find and remove all these eggs, any pest prevention strategy you try won’t last.
We highly recommend calling a professional pest control company. To take care of your cockroach problem. We’re the best way to get it done permanently.
CAN I DO IT MYSELF?
Do-it-yourself cockroach treatments and products are usually not as effective as they need to be for total elimination. Remember, if you miss a single egg cluster, then your infestation isn’t really gone. It’s technically possible to find and wipe out every egg cluster yourself… but it’s not easy. For reliable results, we recommend professional assistance.
HOW SOON CAN YOU GET HERE?
We will make every effort to be with you the same day you call us. We want to solve your roach problem as quickly, conveniently, and effectively as possible. If the same day doesn’t work for you, we’re ready to be as flexible as your schedule requires. We want to help however we can, whenever we can.ckroachroa
HOW CAN I PREVENT COCKROACHES IN THE FUTURE?
Cockroaches are attracted to food, moisture, and shelter. The best way to prevent them from getting into your home is to deny them these things. Reduce sources of excess humidity and standing water. Keep your pantry foods in tightly-sealed containers and clean your garbage cans regularly. Make sure your basement stays clean and clear of debris or clutter.
Unfortunately, roaches can be tough to prevent. If you end up with a roach infestation, give Plunkett’s Pest Control a call any time. No matter how bad your roach problem, we’re your solution.