How To Tell If Your St. George Home Has A Cockroach Problem

July 15, 2021

Is a problem really a problem if you don’t know that it is there? Absolutely. Some of the worst problems in life are the ones we cannot see or at least don’t find out about until it is too late. One of these problems involves cockroaches and homes around St. George. If you have never taken a moment to consider how problematic these invasive pests can be, or how to know if they are infesting your home, we recommend taking a moment today. Here is everything you need to know.

a cockroach infestation in a saint george kitchen

Cockroaches Are Dangerous

If you should know anything about cockroaches, you should know that they are dangerous. Specifically, they spread disease. The German roach, the most common cockroach in America, can spread 33 different forms of bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 parasitic worms. These sickness vectors are spread over left-out food, countertops, and surfaces throughout homes.

Roaches also contribute to asthma attacks and allergic reactions. They do this by shedding their skins and leaving fecal droppings around human living areas. These products break down into dust-like irritants and travel throughout living areas on currents created by ventilation.

Cockroaches Invade In A Variety Of Ways

Did you know that a roach's flat body can squish down and fit through gaps as wide as 1/16”? That’s incredibly impressive and a useful talent considering one of this pest’s favorite pastimes is invading homes through gaps, cracks, and other openings. Most often, roaches squeeze their way into living areas through damage found in a home’s exterior foundation, gaps around window/door frames, rips in window/door screens, and other less obvious entry points.  

Cockroaches Are Hard To Identify

Out of sight out of mind is how roaches try to live their lives. During the day these pests hide inside wall voids, beneath large kitchen appliances, and in other secluded areas. It isn’t until lights go off and people go to bed that roaches come out into the open to scavenge for food and water. To help you know if your home has roaches, here are some signs to keep an eye out for.

  • Small blackish-brown pellets of fecal matter
  • Grease marks running along floorboards and over surfaces throughout your home
  • Shed skins
  • An unpleasant musty odor in the air
  • Cockroach egg capsules
  • Live cockroaches

Cockroaches Are Hard To Eliminate

One reason many homes have difficulty finding freedom from roach problems is that these pests are harder to eliminate than other insects that live in our area. Their bodies are compact and able to withstand a tremendous amount of pressure, they themselves are resistant to many chemical-based pest control products, and their legs allow them to move at high speeds in order to avoid dangerous situations. The only way to ensure these pests are properly eliminated is by getting help from a professional.

The Best Way To Handle Cockroaches Is With Professional Pest Control 

If you suspect your home has a problem with cockroaches, your first response should be to get an expert involved. At Premier Pest Control, we understand how problematic roaches are around area homes. To help you find freedom from these dangerous and invasive insects, our team offers detailed inspections, quick-working pest elimination services, and ongoing control options. Using advanced treatments and industrial-grade equipment, we will make sure your home gets everything it needs to stay pest-free year-round.

Call today to find out what pests we service for and schedule your St. George property for a thorough inspection. We will walk you through your options and find a service time that works best for you.

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