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Why Cockroaches Invade Homes And How To Keep Them Out

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Cockroaches cause chaos and frustration wherever they tread. Not only do they multiply rapidly, but they’re covered in bacteria and germs, which they deposit on anything they touch. Fortunately, Miche Pest Control offers the most advanced pest control to wipe out a cockroach infestation in your home to maintain your household’s health and safety. We’re well-equipped to handle the most challenging pest dilemmas. 

Please continue reading to learn more about these highly intrusive and dangerous insects and why partnering with professional pest specialists will help keep them away.

How To Identify Common Types Of Cockroaches

The five main cockroach species residing in our area include:

  1. Oriental cockroach: shiny dark brownish-red to brownish-black color.
  2. German cockroach: pale brown or tan with two dark streaks across its head.
  3. Brown-banded cockroach: tan to light brown with two light bands across its wings and abdomen.
  4. Pennsylvania wood cockroach: dark brown body with a pale yellow color outlining its wings.
  5. American cockroach: shiny brownish-red wings with dark reddish-brown splotches around its midsection. 

Some signs of cockroaches in your home include a musty, oily odor, faint hissing noises, shed body parts, and greasy smear marks across light-colored surfaces. Contact Miche Pest Control if you suspect cockroach activity.

Why Cockroach Infestations Are Such A Health Hazard

Cockroaches are transporters of filth, bacteria, and disease. They travel through some of the most disgusting conditions before making an appearance at your place. These insects traverse through raw sewage, garbage, decomposing organic matter, urine, feces, and other bodily fluids. They’ve also been known to feed on decaying animal carcasses. Take a look at some of the illnesses below that roaches can transmit to humans:

  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Gastroenteritis

Cockroaches can spread bacteria like streptococcus, salmonella, and staphylococcus aureus. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you may experience severe symptoms due to exposure to cockroach saliva, excrement, or shed body parts. It’s crucial to involve a professional roach pest control company from the first sign or sighting of these insects in your home.

How And Why Cockroaches Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Cockroaches are on an endless quest to fulfill their basic needs: food, water, and shelter. Once they do, there’s no reason to keep searching. Roaches will get into your home in anyway they can. With their flattened bodies, they’re able to slip through some of the narrowest crevices and cracks in your home’s exterior. This is unfortunate news for homeowners trying to keep these insects from infiltrating their living spaces. Fill in any visible breaches you notice, repair or replace torn screens, and eliminate accessible food and water sources.

If you would like additional information on how to deter cockroaches in your home, consult with your local pest control for further assistance.

The Most Effective Cockroach Control For Homeowners

No homeowner should have to battle a cockroach infestation on their own. It’s stressful enough to juggle your daily responsibilities to have to contend with dangerous insects running rampant in your home. Count on professional pest specialists to do the heavy lifting. They have acquired the training, knowledge, and skills to effectively eradicate all types of cockroaches to restore your family’s health and safety.

Since 2019, Miche Pest Control has provided top-notch cockroach pest control to keep the homes and businesses of our residents safe and comfortable. Our mission is to improve the lives of our customers one household at a time. We develop treatment strategies specific to your situation for the best outcome. Let us place you back on the path to peaceful, pest-free living. Please get in contact with us today so we can get started!