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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

What are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a group of flat, oval-shaped insects that belong to the order Blattodea. They have been around for over 400 million years, and there are over 4,500 species of cockroaches. However, the four main types of cockroaches that are commonly found in homes and buildings are American, German, oriental, and smokybrown cockroaches. Cockroaches can reproduce quickly and are known for their resilience, which makes them challenging to control and eliminate. 

American Pest Control offers safe and effective cockroach pest control services to help homeowners keep their homes free from these troublesome pests. Contact us today to find out more about our services!

Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

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Yes, cockroaches are dangerous and pose several health risks to humans. These pests can carry and transmit various disease-causing pathogens, including salmonella, E. coli, and other harmful bacteria. Roaches can also trigger allergies and asthma in some people, especially children and the elderly. Cockroach infestations can be a significant issue in homes and businesses, as the pests can contaminate food and surfaces with their feces, saliva, and shed skin. In severe cases, cockroach infestations can lead to food poisoning, gastrointestinal illness, and other health problems. It's essential to take swift action when you spot signs of cockroaches in your home.

Why Do I Have a Cockroach Problem?

There are several reasons why cockroaches might be infesting your home. These pests are attracted to warmth, moisture, and food sources, and they can enter homes through various means, including cracks and crevices, open doors or windows, and infested items. One common reason for a cockroach infestation is poor sanitation. If you leave food out, have dirty dishes in the sink, or have clutter and debris around your home, you might be providing a perfect environment for roaches to thrive. 

Cockroaches can also be attracted to standing water or leaky pipes, as these provide the moisture they need to survive. Another reason for a cockroach infestation is bringing infested items into your home. For example, used furniture or appliances can harbor cockroaches, and when you bring them into your home, you may inadvertently bring in the pests.

Where Will I Find Cockroaches?

The answer to this question depends on the type of cockroach. American cockroaches are typically found in moist areas, such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. These pests are also commonly found in sewers and can enter homes through pipes or other entry points. German cockroaches prefer warm and humid environments like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Oriental cockroaches tend to live in cool and damp areas, such as basements and crawl spaces. Smokybrown cockroaches often reside outdoors in areas with excess moisture, such as flower beds and mulch. These pests are attracted to lights and can enter homes through open windows or doors.

How Can I Prevent Cockroaches in the Future?

Here are some tips on how to deter cockroaches from your home:

  • Keep your home clean: Regularly clean up food and spills, and take out the trash
  • Seal up entry points: Seal cracks and crevices around doors, windows, and pipes to prevent roaches from entering your home
  • Eliminate moisture: Fix leaky pipes and address any other sources of moisture in your home
  • Store food properly: Keep leftovers in sealed containers, and avoid leaving food out
  • Hire a professional: Regular pest control services can help prevent cockroach infestations

If you are struggling with a cockroach infestation, contact American Pest Control right away. 

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How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches?

The best way to get rid of cockroaches is with the help of a professional pest control service. Professional exterminators have access to effective treatments that can eliminate an infestation and prevent it from returning. At American Pest Control, we use safe and highly effective methods to effectively eliminate cockroach infestations from homes and businesses.

Our cockroach control services include targeted treatments, monitoring, and follow-up visits to ensure your home or business remains free from these troublesome pests.

Our experienced team of pest control technicians can provide effective and safe treatments to eliminate your roach problem quickly. We also offer prevention services that can help keep your home or business free from these pests. Contact us today to learn more.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At American Pest Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

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    "Austin always greets us with a smile and goes above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with our service."
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    "So far I am noticing fewer and fewer roaches. This business is highly recommended!"
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    "We saw one roach bug and he sprayed and I haven't had an issue with them since!"
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