Cockroach Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Cockroaches

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Proper cockroach identification and prevention tactics are essential to keeping these unsightly, unhygienic pests far away from your property. We tell you everything you need to know about cockroaches in your home below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects belonging to the order of Blattodea known for their hardy adaptation abilities, prolific nature, and unhygienic presence. Most types of cockroaches appear similar with flat, oval-shaped bodies, six legs, antennae, and hard exoskeletons. The most common types of cockroaches that individuals encounter around their properties include the American, German cockroach, Oriental, or dark wood cockroach. Our professional team at Delmar Pest Control can help you identify which of these pests is invading your property.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches can be fairly dangerous to host on your property. Before entering your property, all species of these pests routinely crawl through unsavory areas such as sewers, dumpsters, and waste piles. The bacteria and pathogens they pick up in these areas are then spread across surfaces and into food storage areas, where they increase your chances of getting sick.

Cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions, asthma, and respiratory problems. A large cockroach infestation on your property can result in breathing issues or severe allergic reactions that need medical attention. Plus, cockroaches can easily destroy your property with their droppings, smear marks, shed skins, and egg cases, creating the need for costly cleaning and repair services.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Your property most likely has a cockroach problem if you have plenty of attractants present for cockroaches to take advantage of. Easy access to food, water, and shelter will bring many pests to your property, including cockroaches, and can encourage them to stick around for a long time.

Signs of a cockroach infestation include visual sightings of these pests, discovering droppings around your property, and sightings of egg cases or shed skins. Any of these elements indicate that you need to evaluate your property for factors that tempt roaches inside.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches love to hide in dark, secluded, warm, and generally humid areas. You will also find these pests hiding near food sources. Kitchens, under appliances, cabinets or food storage areas, bathrooms, attics, crawl spaces, basements, or inside walls are prime hiding areas for cockroaches.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

If you want to get rid of cockroaches, skip the DIY cockroach control products and reach out to our technicians at Delmar Pest Control. Our team can properly identify your cockroach invaders and will work with you to narrow down major cockroach problem areas, providing you with tailored removal solutions. With our help, you can eradicate any size cockroach infestation in no time.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Preventing cockroaches in the future is as simple as following our expert deterrent tips below to make your property less hospitable to these pests.

  • Seal up cracks around windows, doors, and your home's foundation to keep cockroaches out.
  • Store all leftover food properly and refrain from leaving out dirty dishes or food and drink spills to prevent hungry roach scavenging.
  • Ensure all trash bags are sealed tightly and dispose of them promptly to stop the odor from attracting cockroaches.
  • Keep interior and exterior areas decluttered and free of debris to reduce cockroach hiding spots.

For more help preventing cockroach problems, don't hesitate to contact Delmar Pest Control for your residential and commercial cockroach removal needs.

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