Have you ever turned a light on in the middle of the and seen a dark, oval-shaped figure dart toward the shadows? Or maybe you’ve been sitting in your living room and noticed a creepy brown bug run across the floor. If so, you’ve likely dealt with a cockroach infestation. Having cockroaches in your home can be unsettling. These pests are disgusting, and knowing they are somewhere inside your home can make it impossible to relax.
Fortunately, Pied Piper Pest Control is here to help. We have almost ten years of experience in Garden City pest control. Call us today to learn more about our residential pest control plans and what we can do to protect your home and family from cockroaches and other common Garden City pests.
One Cockroach Usually Means Many More
Seeing a roach in your home can make you uncomfortable. But after you squish it, you probably feel better and may even think your cockroach problem is solved. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.
Cockroaches prefer to live in the dark, hidden, unused areas of your home, like in your crawl spaces, sinks, and behind refrigerators. They are also nocturnal and rarely come out during the day. This combination of factors makes seeing a live cockroach very rare. If you do see a live roach, it generally means there are many more of them hiding in areas where you can’t see them.
The Health Risks Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home
There is no doubt that cockroaches are disgusting pests. They can leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own home. Unfortunately, cockroaches are dangerous as well.
Cockroaches are known to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli. Other health risks of cockroaches include spreading at least six types of parasitic worms and seven other human pathogens. Cockroaches can also trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in people with sensitive respiratory systems, like children and the elderly.
How Cockroaches Find Their Way Into Your Home
Cockroaches are one of nature’s most resourceful pests that will find their way into our homes and businesses in search of food, water, and shelter. They’ll enter your home through cracks, gaps, drains, sewers, and other openings.
While cockroaches are common, numerous, and capable of sneaking into our homes, there are some steps you can take to prevent cockroaches. These cockroach prevention tips include:
- Wipe up spills and crumbs immediately.
- Clean your kitchen frequently.
- Don’t let dishes pile up in the sink.
- Take out your trash regularly and store it in a sealed bin.
- Store food in airtight, hard-sided containers or the refrigerator.
- Eliminate moisture by fixing leaks and using a dehumidifier if necessary.
- Seal cracks and crevices around the exterior of your home.
- Seal around areas where utilities enter your home.
By keeping your home clean and denying cockroaches access, you can limit the chances of having a cockroach infestation in your home.
The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches Safely And For Good
If you are dealing with an active cockroach infestation in your home, don’t waste time trying to tackle it alone. DIY cockroach control methods are generally ineffective and can cause you to waste your time and money without ever solving the problem. Call us immediately for professional cockroach control. Our trained technicians know where to look and what steps to take to quickly and effectively eliminate cockroaches in your home.
Let us keep your home and family protected from these dangerous and disgusting pests with home pest control from our trained technicians at Pied Piper Pest Control.
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