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Getting Rid Of A Heavy Cockroach Infestation Completely

Cockroach at home

Cockroaches have been around for a long time. These creepy bugs have been around for over 200 million years. Any pest that has been around for that long obviously knows a thing or two about staying alive and avoiding extinction. 

At Miche Pest Control, we know that cockroaches are not easy to get rid of. These clever little bugs are great at hiding and staying out of sight. In fact, you could have a roach infestation in your home right now and not even know it. Here is a look at what you should do if you have a roach infestation and why professional pest control is so important. 

One Cockroach Usually Means More

Cockroaches are social insects that like to live in large groups. They have pheromones in their fecal matter that they use to communicate with each other. When one cockroach finds a nice place to live or a viable food source, it will leave a trail of pheromones to alert the roaches in the area. 

Also, roaches can reproduce quickly. A mated female is able to lay one egg capsule every six weeks. The capsules, also known as oothecae, can contain around 30 baby cockroaches at one time. Once the roach nymphs emerge from the egg sac, it only takes a few months for them to reach full maturity. 

If you see one roach in your home, it doesn't necessarily mean that you already have a full-blown roach infestation. However, you should have it inspected by a professional as soon as possible. Even if roaches have yet to infest your home, seeing one roach in your home almost always means that you will have a cockroach infestation soon. 

Why A Cockroach Infestation In The Home Is A Major Health Risk

Roaches are unclean scavengers that will pick up a wide range of bacteria in one day. Cockroaches can also carry and transmit a wide range of diseases. If they are able to crawl around your food, or you come into contact with their droppings or urine, you could end up becoming infected with a dangerous illness. Some of the harmful diseases that you could become infested with could include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Giardia
  • Chilera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Listeriosis
  • Leprosy
  • Dysentery

The protein found in a roach's feces and urine can also cause asthma attacks or other allergy-related symptoms in some people. It is not uncommon for roaches to have roach feces and urine on their body. If you are allergic to their waste, you could experience a skin rash if they crawl on you or your clothing. 

Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails

Cockroaches are fast and sneaky. These tiny bugs can actually travel three miles per hour. They can hide, under your furniture, behind your walls, inside your cabinets, and in other hard-to-access places in your home. Because they are so evasive, it can be difficult to know how many roaches you have in your home and where they are; this makes it exceptionally difficult to eliminate them from your home on your own. 

Contact The Pros For Total Cockroach Eradication

The best way to get rid of cockroaches in and around your home is to call a professional pest control specialist that has experience in roach control. At Miche Pest Control, we understand the unique habits and behaviors of roaches. We can locate and eradicate all roaches from your home quickly and make sure that they don't come back in the future.