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Roach Removal 101: What It Takes To Eliminate Cockroaches In Your Lake Worth Home

December 15, 2023 - Cockroaches

american cockroaches near a plate of food

Cockroaches are common pests in our area, mainly because they prefer a warm, moist climate. Roaches usually enter homes while searching for food, water, or shelter from the elements, and once inside, they can be incredibly challenging to evict. Welcome to Roach Removal 101, where we will explain everything you need to achieve successful cockroach control in Lake Worth.

We’ll start by describing the most common species to help you identify the culprits and review the health risks of having these insects in your house. We’ll also provide proactive prevention tips to help you avoid another roach invasion. Learn what it takes to get rid of cockroaches in your home with the pros at Above and Beyond Pest Control.

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

The two most common cockroach species in Lake Worth are the American and German roaches. American cockroaches are up to 2 1/8 inches long, reddish-brown, and have a yellow figure-eight pattern on their heads. German cockroaches are around half 1 inch long, light brown to tan, and have two dark stripes on their backs.

 

These pests prefer warm, moist, dark areas and, once inside, usually head toward laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, searching for food and water. Other than seeing the insects, you may notice droppings around the house, shed skins, or a musty odor. If you suspect these pests are in your home, contact us today at Above and Beyond Pest Control for assistance eliminating them.

Health Risks Of Roaches: The Dangers Of Cockroaches In The House

Unlike pests that sting, bite, or inject venom, cockroaches can make people sick without direct contact with them. The following list explores some of the health risks of a roach infestation:

  • Roaches pick up germs on their bodies and spiny legs while crawling through sewers and garbage and then contaminate your food, utensils, and surfaces.

  • They can spread diseases like gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, cholera, E. coli infection, and salmonellosis.

  • Cockroach droppings in your home, along with their saliva, can cause allergic reactions, including rashes, sinus infections, wheezing, and congestion.

  • Their presence can also cause asthma attacks, especially in young children and older adults. 

The sooner you can eliminate these insects, the safer everyone will be. Contact us today at Above and Beyond Pest Control to learn more about how our cockroach control services can help get rid of these pests and protect your family’s health and well-being.

Eradicate A Cockroach Problem In Your Home: Call In The Experts!

DIY control products are not enough to handle a roach infestation, and any delay in treatment will allow them to multiply. Above and Beyond Pest Control offers expert roach control near you to eradicate these pests and prevent them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about our services and reclaim your home from these dangerous pests.

Proactive Prevention: How To Prevent Cockroaches From Returning

After we eliminate your cockroach infestation, it is time to ensure they won’t be able to return. Here are some proactive steps you can take to prevent another invasion:

  • Cover drains and vents with mesh screens.

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior and around doors and windows.

  • Keep cooking and eating areas clean, and avoid leaving dishes in the sink.

  • Store trash properly in clean receptacles.

  • Avoid leaving food out (including pet food).

The pros at Above and Beyond Pest Control are here to help with preventative cockroach pest control services. Contact us today with any questions or to request a free inspection.

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