Cockroach Identification Guide | Covenant Pest Control

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Defeating Dangerous Cockroach Invaders

Cockroaches are common pests, but they are also highly unhygienic and difficult to deal with. Local cockroach control provided by Covenant Pest Control is your answer to dangerous cockroach infestations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects that belong to the scientific order of Blattaria. There are numerous species of cockroaches worldwide, but the types of cockroaches that you need to keep an eye out for in our area include American, German, smokey-brown, oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches.

Most cockroaches are small, growing between half an inch and an inch in length on average, and they range in color from tan and light brown to dark brown and shiny black, depending on the species. If you need help with cockroach identification, our pest professionals at Covenant Pest Control will assist you.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are dangerous insects to have running around your property due to the many diseases they transmit. These pests are known to spread at least 33 different types of illnesses, including serious diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and listeriosis. As cockroaches scavenge around your property, they contaminate food and surfaces, increasing your risk of illness.

Additionally, cockroaches may trigger allergy issues and breathing problems in certain individuals. The saliva, droppings, shed skins, and egg cases they leave around your property contain a protein that is an allergen for many people, and widespread infestations can result in serious health issues.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are hardy, opportunistic, and prolific. If your property has many of the factors that they seek out, such as easy access to food, moisture, and shelter, it’s likely that a handful of roaches will quickly turn into a full-blown problem. Remove the factors that attract this pest from around your property to decrease your chances of a cockroach problem.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches may be found either outdoors or indoors, and they tend to hide in hard-to-reach areas. Outdoors, and cockroaches may hide around piles of brush or debris, near trash cans and compost piles, or in long grasses. If they invade interior spaces, they are often found underneath appliances, in the space between walls, at the backs of pantries or cabinets, and around bathrooms.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Get rid of cockroaches the right way by skipping DIY methods and store-bought products and contacting Covenant Pest Control instead. Our team of pest professionals is ready to help eliminate cockroaches from around your property so you can reclaim the peace of your home or business. With our help, you won’t need to expose yourself to the danger of this pest; simply let us defeat cockroaches on your behalf.

Call us now to learn more about our cockroach and home pest control solutions.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

  • Keep your property protected from cockroaches in the future by following our expert prevention tips:
  • Cover up compost piles, reduce access to outdoor pet food when not in use, and utilize tight-fitting lids on trash cans to keep scavenging cockroaches out of these areas.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s structure and use window and door screens in addition to weatherstripping to prevent cockroaches from invading interior areas.
  • Cut down long grass and remove piles of brush or debris outdoors to reduce cockroach hiding spots.
  • Always clean up food and drink spills, promptly store leftover food, and clean out pantry areas often to prevent the aroma of food from attracting hungry cockroaches.

Reach out to Covenant Pest Control today for more cockroach prevention advice or professional cockroach pest control you can count on.