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How To Completely Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Hampton Roads House

February 08, 2022 - Home Pest Control

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Of all the pests that call Hampton Roads home, one stands out above the rest. We are talking about cockroaches. These invasive insects cause every problem a pest possibly can. They are dangerous, destructive, and incredibly annoying. If you suspect your Hampton Roads home has an active pest infestation or are looking for a long-term option to keep cockroaches out, we have some things for your to think about today.

Habits And Behaviors Of Home-Invading Cockroaches

There are a few different types of cockroaches that invade homes here in Hampton Roads. Two of the most common species include German cockroaches and American cockroaches. The German cockroach is ½ to ⅝ of an inch long, light brown to tan, and has two almost parallel dark lines located just behind its head. The American cockroach is 1 ¼ to 2 ⅛ inches long, reddish-brown, and has a yellow figure-eight pattern located behind its head. Both of these flat, oval-shaped pests invade homes to find food, moisture, and shelter. You are most likely to find a cockroach hiding around your fridge, oven, or in another area where their back and belly can touch a surface at the same time.

Why Roaches In Your House Is A Major Health Risk

Cockroaches are not just annoying insects; they also pose several health risks to humans. The cockroach is nature's trash can. They eat what other creatures wouldn't dare to touch. Things like fecal matter, rotting meat, and sewage are delicacies for these nasty insects. The only problem is that crawling over and eating these things leave roaches teaming with disease-causing organisms. The German cockroach alone is capable of carrying and spreading 33 harmful bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 parasitic worms. These sickness vectors can lead to diseases, including salmonellosis, cholera, dysentery, giardia, leprosy, and listeriosis.

In spreading diseases weren't bad enough, roaches also contribute to asthma attacks and allergies with their shed skins and dry fecal droppings. As infestations become more severe, so does this problem.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Roaches On Your Own

If you find a cockroach in your house, we have some bad news for you; it is not going away easily. Cockroaches are resistant to many forms of pest control, quick to run from danger, and capable of hiding out inside wall voids and other secluded areas for weeks with minimal food and moisture. Keeping this in mind, if you have an active infestation inside your home, don't try to deal with it on your own. We are constantly hearing horror stories of homeowners using pesticides incorrectly and getting sick or wasting hundreds of dollars and dozens of hours only to find no freedom from these pests. Your best option is to skip DIY and turn to the professionals at Diamond Exterminators and Crawlspace Solutions.

Contact The Experts For Total Cockroach Control For Your Home

When it comes to quality pest control in Hampton Roads, you have no better option than the Diamond Exterminators and Crawlspace Solutions professionals. We have been in business since 1997 and currently service over 1000 homes in our area. If you want to become one of our happy customers, schedule your home for a free inspection. We will inspect for pest pressures, identify where cockroaches are hiding, and implement fast working treatments to remove these and other pests we find. Consider investing in one of our affordable commercial pest control plans for long-term protection.

Call today to learn more about how Diamond Exterminators and Crawlspace Solutions treats cockroaches or schedule your home for a service visit. Let us show you why so many trust us for their pest control needs.