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Ridding Your Home Of Dirty Roaches The Right Way

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Your home is supposed to be a haven of rest, a peaceful place for you and your loved ones to gather together and unwind from a busy day. Whether you meet around the family dining table or on the couch in front of the television, the last thing you want to see racing across your floor is a roach. Unwanted roach encounters may become a frequent occurrence without proper pest control services.

Sure Signs You Have A Roach Issue

Roaches are nocturnal, which means they like to operate in the dark. Since they stay well hidden in areas of your home that are warm and moist, it sometimes takes time before you start noticing signs of their arrival. If you suspect roaches are in your home, some signs can help verify their presence.

Five signs of roaches in your home that potentially indicate a roach infestation include:

  1. A noticeable musty odor permeates your home.

  2. You find dark brown, tan, or yellowish egg capsules glued to surfaces.

  3. You discover their shed skins.

  4. You find cylindrical feces that are blunt and small (sometimes pepper-like).

  5. You see a roach.

Finding evidence of a roach infestation is never a pleasant experience, but there’s no need to panic when you have a pest expert like Miche Pest Control nearby; we can soon restore your home to its pest-free condition.

Why Roaches Are So Hazardous To Your Health

Seeing a roach scurrying past typically grosses people out, but the places they like to hang out are even more disturbing. Roaches crawl through filthy areas, like sewage and decaying matter. They gather bacteria and pathogens on their bodies and spiny legs as they roam. When those germs get transferred to surfaces around your home, they leave contamination. Some diseases caused by the germs roaches carry include salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, dysentery, E. coli infection, giardia, listeriosis, cholera, and typhoid fever. People who come in contact with germs can get quite ill. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary; in rare cases (if bacteria spreads into the bloodstream), people can develop life-threatening conditions. Not only can roaches bring sickness to your home, but they can also affect people who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Roaches that live inside homes deposit feces and bodily fluids (saliva and urine) on surfaces. The allergens from a roach’s feces, urine, and saliva can cause people to experience severe asthma attacks, which are especially dangerous in children and older adults. Nothing good comes from having a roach infestation. With all the concerning issues roaches bring into homes, contacting a pest professional like Miche Pest Control is always wise. Our roach pest control solutions can help eliminate roach health hazards from homes in no time.

The Issues With Trying To Get Rid Of Roaches On Your Own

Handling a roach infestation alone is never a good idea and is typically unsuccessful. Roaches are some of the most challenging insects on the planet to eliminate. They won’t leave your home without a fight.

Five reasons it’s hard to get rid of roaches:

  1. They hide in hard-to-reach areas (cracks/crevices) during daylight hours.

  2. They can survive around a month without food (you’ll think they’re gone).

  3. They are fast movers.

  4. They can survive extreme temperatures.

  5. They quickly reproduce.

Over-the-counter measures for roach control are typically ineffective, and many are hazardous. While they might kill some of the roaches you see, store-bought treatments rarely completely resolve your cockroach issue. Miche Pest Control only uses EPA-labeled and approved roach control products for effective removal.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Roaches In Your Home

Homeowners can ensure roaches are entirely removed from their homes when they call in the roach control experts at Miche Pest Control. Our family-owned and operated company believes in delivering top-notch pest control services the right way; in fact, it’s our motto! With our pest-free guarantee, you can be sure your pest and roach control concerns will get solved, or we’ll come back between visits free of charge. Call Miche Pest Control today to learn more about our pest and roach control options.