What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches are oval-shaped insects that find their way into our Fayetteville houses, take over our kitchens, and turn our homes into someplace we would rather not be. These pests thrive near people because they have learned that our homes and businesses often provide them with a virtually never-ending supply of food and water.
German cockroaches live in large populations in our area and have adapted to living only inside with people. In contrast, the American, smokybrown, and Oriental cockroaches that also live in our region will live either indoors or outdoors.
Are cockroaches dangerous?
Cockroaches are unpleasant, unwanted, and dangerous. Inside homes and businesses, these insects leave behind piles of shed skins and excrement that trigger allergies, skin rashes, and asthma attacks. They carry and spread a variety of parasites and disease-causing pathogens on their bodies that make people ill. Cockroaches are a serious health concern, and as soon as you spot them, you need to take action to eliminate them.
Why do I have a cockroach problem?
Cockroaches are omnivores and scavengers and use our trash cans, gardens, trees, pet food, and kitchens as places to feed. Cockroaches can find their way into our homes on their own, often attracted by its lighting. They move inside through small openings in its exterior walls, torn window screens, or we can unknowingly introduce them. Cockroaches often hide in and are transported to and from different locations in things like boxes, used furniture or appliances, delivery boxes, and potted plants.
Where will I find cockroaches?
Cockroaches like smokybrown cockroaches and American cockroaches that live outside usually live in damp, dark areas that provide a lot of moisture. These roaches live on trees and under dense ground cover, mulch, and woodpiles. Oriental cockroaches have very high moisture needs, and you'll find them in and around sewers and drains.
German cockroaches are the most common species to invade our homes and businesses. When German cockroaches and other species of roaches are inside our homes, they typically move to dark, damp areas to hide during the day, emerging at night for forage for food.
The cockroach's flat body and dark color make it easy for them to hide where we can't see them. Cockroaches hide in cracks found in walls, behind cabinets and door trim, near sinks and tubs, in drawers, and within basement clutter.
How do I get rid of cockroaches?
Cockroaches want to live with us and take advantage of the things our properties provide them. Protecting your property from these opportunistic pests is best done with the help of a professional. At Ennis Exterminating, our skilled and experienced team of pest professionals will get to the bottom of your pest problems. Our effective treatments and follow-up services will ensure that your property becomes and stays free of cockroaches and other pests.
Whether you are looking for a one-time treatment or the benefits of recurring services, we can help! If you own a home or business in Fayetteville or surrounding areas, reach out to us today to learn more about our effective home pest control and commercial pest control solutions!
How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?
Cockroaches will think twice about using your yard and home as a place to feed and nest after you implement the following helpful prevention tips provided by our pest control experts:
- Keep exterior lights off whenever possible to help avoid attracting smokybrown roaches and other cockroaches from your home.
- Repair leaky outdoor fixtures, clogged gutters, and dripping hoses that will provide the moisture that cockroaches need.
- Seal up holes and other openings in your home's exterior. Keep covers on vents and drains leading into your home.
- Use dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from your home.
- Inspect cardboard boxes, furniture, potted plants, and other things that have been outside for cockroaches before bringing them into your home.
- Keep lids on indoor and outdoor trash cans.
- Maintain good sanitation habits in kitchen and dining areas.
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