Cockroaches

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What Cockroaches Do To Your Home

In addition to being an all-around nuisance, cockroaches can spread disease and trigger allergic reactions. Their presence can also scare away visitors at your home or clients from your office. Cockroaches are also extremely resilient pests, and very difficult to get rid of. Gels and baits can be purchased but knowing where to apply these products as well as their habits is the important part in getting them under control along with sealing any cracks or crevices being used as entry points. Once they have been brought under control a preventative plan is required to stop the re-infestation from re-occurring.

 

There are many kinds of cockroaches, the American and German cockroaches are one of the most common pest problems. These cockroaches are often about the size of your thumbnail, have broad, flattened bodies and relatively small heads. Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests, and can transmit disease and trigger allergic reactions in humans.

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen during the day is a sign of infestation. Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper and within wall cracks. This makes it particularly difficult to get rid of cockroaches.

Cockroach feces will be visible during an infestation. Small roaches produce feces, which resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, while larger roaches expel cylindrical droppings. The quantity of visible feces is oftentimes a good indicator of the level of infestation.

Some species emit unpleasant smells called pheromones. In the event of serious infestation, a strong, oily or musty odor may be present. The bodies of dead cockroaches can also be found throughout the house. Oval-shaped egg cases are sometimes visible behind furniture and in other hidden locations, such as the spaces between books.

Here’s How We Take Care of Cockroaches

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The first thing we’ll do is perform a free onsite inspection. We’ll then outline the steps required to solve the problem.

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Required treatments carried out with various visits until the problem is taken care of.

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A scheduled routine visit to put a preventative plan in place to monitor and prevent/treat any further cockroaches from coming back.

About Us

Bust-A-Bug is a locally owned and operated, customer-focused company. You can count on our integrity, diligence, and professionalism.

We use highly effective pet and family-friendly methods to rid your home of ants, cockroaches, rats, mice as well as other pests that can damage your home and your belongings, and even threaten your family’s health and safety. We’ll develop a pest control solution that fits your specific situation. We also offer termite treatments and preventative plans, along with crawl space moisture control.

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