Cockroaches

 

Cockroaches are among the most common pests in many homes and buildings. From the visible egg sacks and excrement, to the smells, to the scurrying when you turn on a light at night or open a cupboard, they are a real pest and every effort should be made to control an infestation.

 

As cockroaches feast on a range of food, including rotting garbage, feces and also human food, they readily spread deadly diseases. Click here to read more about the dangers of an infestation. 

 

Don't let them adversely effect your health and home, call us today for an inspection. We use the latest products and techniques to get them out. Soon you as you see one, you need to call. The longer you wait, the harder it is to exterminate them. 

My house is clean, where did they  come from?

People often blame a cockroach problem on poor housekeeping. While cleaning floors, kitchens, and bathrooms is useful and very important to reduce food sources used by cockroaches, they may get inside and cause an infestation for other reasons. 

 

These pests can hitch a ride on infested items (paper bags, cardboard boxes, even food items) brought inside, get indoors via cracks and gaps in the home’s exterior, enter through drains or sewer pipes and a few species of cockroaches can fly inside when attracted to lights.

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Signs of Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen during the day is a possible sign of infestation. Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper and within wall cracks.

How to get rid of an Infestation

If you believe you have identified a cockroach infestation within your home, contact us to discuss inspection and extermination options.

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