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Cockroach Control Doesn’t Have To Be A Full-Time Job In Plymouth

cockroaches on a dirty counter

Overall, pest problems decrease in winter, and it’s nice to stop dealing with insects like ants and mosquitoes for a while. But other pests become more likely to invade in the cold season, searching for shelter, food, and water, and cockroaches are one of them. We have a better solution if you are currently spending your nights and weekends hunting down cockroaches in your house.

This article will provide everything you need to achieve successful cockroach control in your Plymouth home. We’ll explain how to determine if you have a roach invasion, review the risks of having them in the house, and provide tips to help keep them out. Continue reading to learn how to get rid of roaches and prevent them from returning with Combat Pest Control.

Do I Have A Roach Infestation?

There are several species of cockroaches in Plymouth, but you may never see the insects because they are nocturnal and avoid contact with people. Here are some signs of roaches that can help you confirm there is an infestation in your house:

  • Droppings that are small, blunt, and cylindrical or black pepper-like

  • Yellow, tan, or dark-colored egg capsules with a kidney bean shape

  • Shed skins that are light brown, oval-shaped, and brittle

  • Cockroach pheromones can cause a musty odor in the house

The pros at Combat Pest Control can help get rid of cockroaches in your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to request a free estimate.

The Diseases Cockroaches Can Spread

Cockroach infestations endanger the health and well-being of your family. These pests crawl through some of the most unsanitary conditions imaginable before entering your house, including garbage, sewers, and animal carcasses. While traveling through this waste, their spiny legs and bodies pick up bacteria, and when they get inside your house, they contaminate your food and surfaces with these pathogens.

Cockroaches spread diseases like salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, E. coli infection, and gastroenteritis, to name a few. These pests can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks, especially in children. Contact us today at Combat Pest Control for assistance in eliminating these insects and protecting your family from their risks.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Roaches Into Our Homes

After we get rid of your cockroach infestation, you’ll want to ensure they don’t become a problem again. Prevention is the key to effective long-term roach control. The following list explains some of the most common factors that attract cockroaches and how to remove them: 

  • Repair leaking pipes and adequately ventilate damp areas like the basement or crawl space.

  • Store food in airtight containers, and avoid leaving food sitting out (including pet food).

  • Vacuum frequently to keep the kitchen and dining areas free of crumbs and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.

  • Take the trash out often and store it in receptacles with secure lids.

You’ll also want to eliminate potential entryways by sealing cracks and crevices, filling gaps around utilities, and covering drains and vents with mesh screens. Combat Pest Control is here to help you eliminate roaches and prevent them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about our roach control services.

Call The Professionals For Total Cockroach Elimination

Cockroach pest control is not a DIY type of job. Eliminating these elusive pests requires the tools and knowledge of professional pest control technicians. Contact us today at Combat Pest Control to request a free estimate or to learn more about our residential pest control solutions and reclaim your house from these hazardous pests.