How To Get Rid Of Roaches In San Diego Homes
While there are some pests that San Diego, California homeowners might have mixed emotions about, cockroaches are not one of them. Most people despise these disgusting home-invading creatures, and they associate them with filth and uncleanliness.
However, while these assumptions about cockroaches are true, cockroaches are actually much worse than you might know. Take, for example, the fact that roaches can survive for days without their heads. They are also difficult to eliminate because they resist eradication through the use of many pesticides and baits.
However, while cockroaches can be one of the most challenging pests in the area to control, all hope isn’t lost. There are ways to combat these dangerous insects.
What Do Cockroaches Look Like?
Before learning how to prevent and control cockroaches, it’s important to know what they look like. Many people assume that all roaches are extremely large and noticeable, but this isn’t the case. You could have an infestation without necessarily seeing the pests themselves or realize what they are. But, it’s still helpful to know what the common species around look like:
German cockroaches are the most frequent cockroach invaders in the U.S. They are tan and have black stripes running behind their heads and only grow to be about half an inch in length.American cockroaches are the largest species and, on occasion, can get up to three inches long. They are reddish-brown.Oriental cockroaches are often known by the term “black beetles” because they are a shiny black color. These cockroaches are in between in size growing to be around an inch in length.
Just How Disgusting Are Cockroaches?
It’s no surprise that cockroaches are unsanitary, but the amount of germs they can spread is rather unsettling. They are known to carry dozens of diseases, including dysentery, typhoid fever, and salmonellosis. They also often get into food sources and around kitchens, spreading pathogens and leading to allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Cockroaches are so unsanitary because they often live on truly vile things such as in sewage, around toilets, and even on rotting dead animals. Then, they spread this germ-filled matter from their bodies to your home.
The Best Way To Protect Your Home From Roaches
Cockroaches are disgusting and unsafe to have around, and trying to remove them on your own is rarely effective. You might get rid of some of the individuals, but cockroach infestations can be vast and resistant to removal efforts.
Luckily, the experts at Allswell Here can assist you. Our home pest control services include cockroach control that you can rely on. We will remove every single cockroach and ensure they don’t come back by providing year-round plans and treatments. Just give us a call to get started with an inspection.
Preventing Future Cockroach Infestations
The simplest way to deter cockroaches is with assistance from Allswell Here, but you can also help us out by taking steps on your own to make your property less appealing to these pests.
Here are a few steps to implement:
- Handle excess humidity by investing in dehumidifiers and fixing leaky plumbing.
- Pay close attention to cleanliness in the kitchen and wipe up food and drink spills right away.
- Cover trash cans with lids.
- Seal up holes in the walls and foundation. Also, make sure there are no broken screens in doors and windows.
- Remove clutter from the property and inside the home.
For help with cockroaches or other pests around your San Diego home, call the professionals at Allswell Here.