Roaches are resilient pests that can wreak havoc on your home or business, and your health. Despite keeping your space spotless, roaches can still infest a property that is clean as a whistle. If you’re concerned with cockroaches invading your home, it is crucial you contact a cockroach control specialist.
Cockroaches. The Name Alone Makes Your Skin Itch.
What is Attracting Cockroaches to My Home?
A common reaction to finding a cockroach (besides the typical “AH!”) is to question how the roach got in, and why. Many believe that if their home is kept clean, roaches will steer far away from their space. However, what’s calling cockroaches to your home is something you probably love about it too – your food.
Whether it is your food, cat or dog food, birdseed, or even papers and cardboard, cockroaches are attracted to anything they can grub on. Actively sealing trash bags, keeping food in sealed containers, and wiping crumbs and leftovers from your kitchen counter is an excellent step in remaining roach-free.
However, once a cockroach has breached your security and entered your home, an infestation can happen in what feels like days. Roaches can carry up to 50 eggs at a time, and breed very quickly. Once eggs begin to hatch, their population rapidly increases.
The Various Roach Species
In addition to being unsightly, cockroaches are known to carry diseases. Their presence can be harmful to you and your family. Likewise, roaches are known to cause allergic reactions. These factors, when accompanied by their quick rate of population, make roaches an incredibly dangerous infestation.
In our area, various species of roaches can pose threats to our families. Species include:
- 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.
Calling in Reinforcements
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 will pose no harm to your loved ones – even pets.
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 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.