With around 70 types of cockroaches found in the U.S., it’s unavoidable that some of these nasty pests will find their way into homes. Because of this, it’s important that homeowners look out for signs of a cockroach infestation and be ready to act if this pest is found.
Cockroaches taint food and surfaces with microorganisms and pathogens, damage paper and fabrics, and leave behind shed skins and fecal matter that may trigger allergy attacks and asthma. For the safety and protection of your family, contacting an experienced Redding pest control company like Redding Spray Services is crucial in getting rid of the problem before it gets too hard to handle.
What Do Cockroaches Look Like?
Northern California’s cockroaches include the German cockroach, which is a small, fast-moving tannish-brown roach with two dark brown parallel lines between the head and the thorax; the oriental cockroach, which has a shiny black, elongated, pill-shaped body; and the Turkestan cockroach, which is a small, dark brown to jet black bug with cream-colored markings along the body and behind the head.
How Dangerous Is It To Have Roaches In My Home?
The presence of cockroaches in your Redding home can be dangerous to the health and well-being of your family, as they are filthy and pose a severe health threat, spreading at least 33 types of bacteria, six varieties of parasitic worms, and no fewer than seven other varieties of pathogens dangerous to humans. Cockroaches also carry salmonella and E. coli, bacteria responsible for food poisoning that may result in hospitalization.
The droppings and saliva from cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in children and people with compromised immune systems, so making sure your home is clean and free of cockroach debris is important for the health of family members.
Why Do I Have Roaches And Why Won't They Go Away?
When you know what attracts cockroaches, it becomes easier to prevent an infestation since their behavior is predictable and includes distinctive survival strategies that help them evade detection when they move into a structure. Taking a few simple steps may help ward off an infestation. Here are a few tips on how to prevent cockroaches:
- Wipe down counters and stove and food areas thoroughly, limiting food debris in your home. Put food into air-tight containers or into the refrigerator at night. This includes pet food.
- Place trash in sealed bins and put it outside, away from your house. Wash recycling and place outside.
- Inspect deliveries, furniture, appliances, and electronics before bringing them into your home, as well as any outside wood or potted plants.
- Seal any cracks or openings in your home’s exterior with caulk or by screening them, to close any entrance roaches may find to enter your home.
- Remove clutter and brush piles from your yard.
Taking these steps may help prevent a cockroach infestation in Redding, but if you’ve tried these things and still find cockroaches in your home, contacting a pest control company is best.
How Do I Get Of Cockroaches In My House?
If you find cockroaches in your home, taking steps to get rid of a cockroach infestation may take professional roach control measures. Redding Spray Services will not only eliminate a current cockroach problem, but also work with you to prevent roaches from taking over your property and home in the future. We offer customized solutions and specialty pest control services to keep you and your family safe and pest free. Contact us for your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Redding.