Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Dealing with a cockroach infestation around your property is no fun, but fortunately, professional cockroach pest control helps you defeat these unhygienic pests.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects that easily invade human structures and are well-known for their unhygienic nature. Most cockroaches grow between one and three inches in length and range in color from tan and light brown to dark reddish-brown and black. Cockroaches are scavengers; these pests often search for food and moisture around our homes or businesses.

And while there are many different types of cockroaches around today, the species you need to keep an eye out for in our area include the American, German, oriental, brown-banded, and Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. Pest control in Plymouth is essential for your home to avoid these pests.

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Are cockroaches dangerous?

Though many people don’t realize it initially, cockroach infestations are quite dangerous. This pest transports a large number of different pathogens and bacteria to properties, leaving behind these illness-causing particles as they scavenge from food. Widespread cockroach problems may lead to you or your loved ones contracting serious illnesses such as salmonella, gastroenteritis, dysentery, and E. coli.

Additionally, cockroaches are a major culprit behind allergy and asthma issues once they invade your home. The shed skins, saliva, egg cases, and droppings these pests leave behind often result in breathing problems and mild to severe allergic reactions.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

A cockroach problem around your property is likely due to easy access to food, moisture, and shelter. Cockroaches love these items and actively seek them out; the easier it is for them to invade your property and obtain these essentials, the higher your chances of ending up with a severe cockroach problem.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches tend to hide around areas where they can easily reach food or moisture. You will likely find these pests in kitchens, bathrooms, food storage areas, and waste disposal areas. Outside, roaches congregate near compost piles, trash cans, piles of organic debris, or areas filled with excess moisture.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a tricky pest to defeat, and if you want to get rid of cockroaches for good, your best option is to contact Combat Pest Control. Our team will help you identify your major cockroach problem areas and work closely with you to provide effective, reliable cockroach removal solutions. In no time, we can take care of your cockroach problem and protect your property from these pests. Request a free quote today and learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Prevent cockroaches in the future by following our expert control tips below.

  • Seal up any gaps and cracks around your windows, doors, and foundation to remove easy cockroach entry points.
  • Install weatherstripping, door sweeps, and window and door screens to keep cockroaches outside.
  • Store all leftover food properly, and consider using airtight containers in food storage spaces to keep cockroaches out.
  • Never leave out food or drink spills or dirty dishes and dispose of waste promptly to stop the odor from attracting cockroaches.
  • Clear away long grass, piles of debris, and woodpiles in order to remove cockroach hiding spots in your yard.
  • Keep outdoor compost piles covered and ensure trash cans have tight-fitting lids to prevent cockroach scavenging in these areas.

Reach out to Combat Pest Control if you need more cockroach prevention advice or require assistance defeating a cockroach infestation.

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