Cockroach Pest Control in Phoenix, Arizona
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.
Common Cockroaches in AZ
The German cockroach produces a pungent smell and can carry various bacteria and viruses. They’re attracted to dark, moist areas and can find their way inside starchy and sugary household foods like cereal boxes.
Brown Banded Cockroaches
If you like to keep your home warm and cozy in the cooler months, you might have one of these uninvited pests. Brown-banded cockroaches need warm temperatures to survive, and once in your home, one female can give birth to up to 600 babies. Besides being visibly unpleasant, brown-banded cockroaches can spread up to 33 kinds of bacteria in your home.
This is your typical and most commonly known cockroach. The American cockroach can leave illness-causing bacteria on the food they infest and are known to trigger allergies and asthma.
Unlike other cockroaches, the Turkestan cockroach is attracted to light and will fly into an open door or window to get to it. Like American cockroaches, their saliva and feces can cause allergy and asthma attacks.
Oriental (Sewer) Cockroaches
The Oriental cockroach is known to infect foods with diseases like E. Coli, food poisoning, salmonella, and dysentery. They’re attracted to left-out water and food sources like leaks and crumbs.
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.
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.
Insectek is a locally owned and operated pest control company, serving the Metropolitan Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert areas. With two decades of combined experience, we know a thing or two about the rodents and insects you fear creeping into your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what kind of pest control service I need?
At Insectek we employ the highest moral and ethical standards for treatments, and therefore we do not recommend anything our customers do not need. Instead we focus on understanding the pest activity and pest tolerance of a client before making a recommendation. As your locally owned, operated and vested pest control exterminator experts, we believe earning your business based on what you need, and not what we want to try and sell you instead, will keep your loyalty, trust and business for years to come. Try out our recommendation app below to find out what kind of service is best for you.
Why do I still see bugs here and there when I have an exterminator service?
Insects have been roaming the earth for millions of years and therefore have a tremendous advantage on us humans. They have mastered the art of staying alive under harsh conditions, and are very adept at making sure their offspring do too. The pest control products that are available to professionals, like the Phoenix pest control exterminators at Insectek, have to balance the important task of eliminating as many pests as possible—while at the same time making sure they are safe for you, your family and of course your pets. Therefore, the exterminator team at Insectek Pest Solutions utilizes the best and safest products available, but in most cases cannot treat every single pest with one pass of the wand.
Are the products your exterminator uses safe for my family and pets?
The products on the market our exterminator technicians use in your home undergo rigorous research, development and testing first at the manufacturer level, then at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and finally, in many cases through the State Department of Agriculture. Even with this multiple layer system it is important to have an educated understanding of, and conservative respect for the pest control products that are applied in and around your home. In most cases, a person or pet should stay out the treated area until the pest control solution is dry. Our Phoenix pest control and exterminator team will provide you with a detailed service report that states the name of each product used, as well as where it was applied. If you ever have any questions about a specific product we used, please reach out to us so that labels and material data safety sheets can be provided.
What is considered a “green” pest control treatment?
A green or organic pest control treatment is any treatment that uses a naturally occurring, non-synthetically altered or enhanced pesticide. These products are usually botanical, and they have proven to be quite effective overall. However, they do sometimes lack the residual power of synthetic versions that have been created by scientists in laboratories.
What are the most dangerous pests in Arizona?
There are many dangerous pests in Arizona that not only cause painful bites and stings, but also that can pass on dangerous diseases. These pests include scorpions, black widows, brown recluse spider, ticks, fleas, assassin bugs and rodents. The Phoenix pest control exterminator team at Insectek is very knowledgeable and experienced where these pests, and many others indigenous to Arizona are concerned.
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