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 like to hide in dark, undisturbed places close to food and water, which is why they are often noticed first in kitchens and bathrooms. They infest homes and buildings that provide suitable conditions for breeding and feed mainly at night. They will scurry for shelter when the lights are switched on.
Are Cockroaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches carry viral and bacterial pathogens on their bodies and in their feces, which can cause conditions including asthma, salmonella poisoning, and dysentery.
How Do I Get Rid of Them?
Getting rid of cockroaches can be extremely difficult as these nighttime pests are naturally elusive and adapt extremely well to their surroundings. That’s why it is highly recommended for roach infestations to contact a professional pest control company.
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. With constant vigilance and effort, you may completely eradicate them, but they’re tough.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, causing you the least inconvenience while resolving your cockroach problems in the most cost-effective manner. We make every effort to be with you the same or very next day.
How Can I Prevent Cockroaches in the Future?
Cockroach problems can be difficult to prevent but reducing sources of water, keeping food tightly sealed and proper sanitation practices will deter these pests. If cockroaches have infested your property, contact Plunkett’s Pest Control.