Cockroaches. The Name Alone Makes Your Skin Itch.

Unfortunately, Arizona is not exempt from the wrath of the cockroach. Roaches come in all shapes and sizes. Some species, such as German cockroaches, are harder to get rid of than others.

Take the following preventative measures and call in the experts at Insectek. Then, you’re well on your way to, as they say, “putting cockroaches back in their place,” which is not in your home.

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Common Cockroaches in Arizona

  • German Cockroaches
  • Brown Banded Cockroaches
  • American Cockroaches
  • Turkestan Cockroaches
  • Oriental (Sewer) Cockroaches

Though we’re accustomed to seeing roaches in their large, dark appearance, be on alert for baby roaches. Baby roaches, called nymphs, are typically smaller and are white or gray depending on their species. Spotting a baby cockroach typically alludes to a current infestation.

Are Cockroaches Harmful?

Cockroaches can, indeed, be harmful to you and your family. For instance, they’re known to carry diseases and can cause allergic reactions. These factors, when coupled with their quick rate of reproduction, can make roaches an extremely problematic infestation.

What is Attracting Cockroaches to My Home?

Whether it’s your food, cat or dog food, birdseed, or even papers and cardboard, cockroaches are attracted to anything they can grub on. Having crumbs on the floor and counter, or having an exposed pet food bowl is like inviting a family of cockroaches into your home.

Roaches will seek food from the dirty dishes in your sink. They’re not picky at all. They’ll even be happy to explore your garbage for a good meal.

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Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

  • Dispose of cardboard boxes and newspapers.
  • Inspect grocery bags and food. Roaches and their eggs are great hitchhikers.
  • Don’t leave out food (even pet food).
  • Fix any plumbing problems to eliminate excess moisture.
  • Seal any cracks around your house to keep cockroacheses from finding their way inside. You can refer to our scorpion home seal guide for ways to seal off your home from all manner of pests, including roaches.
  • Generally de-clutter and clean your home to give roaches fewer places to hide, nest, and feed.
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Insectek Can Help Rid Your Home of Cockroaches!

A qualified exterminator should handle a cockroach infestation as soon as possible. The cockroach control specialists at Insectek will visit your home and tailor a plan of action to fit you and your family’s needs. We will always apply organic or EPA-approved products (based on your preference) that, either way, are environmentally friendly, yet an effective means of pest control.

To remain roach-free indefinitely, consider our Insectek 365 Pest Prevention Program. A cockroach control specialist will routinely return to your home on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis to keep you and your loved ones safe from these pests. Contact us for more information on how we can help protect you from roaches.

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Keep your Home Safe

Wherever you are in the Metropolitan Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert areas, you should not be living in fear of roaches coming in to your home. Call the experts at Insectek today, or complete an instant evaluation for free.