What To Do About Roaches In Your Mesa Home

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Cockroaches are definitely not pests you want running around your house. They contaminate food and other surfaces, making them dangerous pests. That’s why Pest Pros LLC’s Mesa pest control includes cockroach control that’s effective and efficient. We get the job done so your home stays pest-free. 

How To Tell If You Have A Roach Problem In Your Home

The most obvious sign of a cockroach infestation is seeing a cockroach. There are two types of cockroaches that are common in Mesa: German and American.

German cockroaches are around half an inch long. They’re light brown in color with some darker markings behind their heads. These roaches do have wings, but they rarely fly. 

American cockroaches are bigger, between one and two inches long. They’re more of a dark, reddish-brown color with a yellow figure-eight-like marking on the backs of their heads. American roaches are also able to fly, but they prefer to run.

Although a cockroach sighting is the most obvious sign of cockroaches, these insects are skilled at hiding. You might not actually see one even as the infestation grows. Instead, keep an eye out for other things, like molted skins. You might also find egg capsules, which can be light or dark brown and are often found stuck to surfaces around the home. When cockroaches gather in large numbers, they emit a musty smell, which you may start to notice. 

Why It’s Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your Home

Cockroaches are commonly regarded as filthy pests, and that reputation isn’t exaggerated. These insects have spines on their legs and bodies that pick up pathogens, which then spread as cockroaches walk across various surfaces. Cockroaches are known to carry E. coli and salmonella bacteria, as well as typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, and dysentery. They often contaminate food and food preparation surfaces, which means that the pathogens they carry are ingested by people who might not even know that there’s a cockroach infestation. 

There are other issues caused by cockroach infestations in homes. Their saliva, urine, and fecal matter can cause allergy and asthma symptoms in people, particularly children. 

Because infestations can be so harmful, it’s important that you get rid of cockroaches as quickly as possible. 

The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Home

Cockroach infestations can be difficult to manage on your own. These insects are very durable; they have strong exoskeletons and are essentially built to survive. Because of this, it’s much easier to prevent cockroach infestations from occurring in your Mesa home in the first place. Keep cockroaches out with the following tips:

  • Seal cracks and holes in the walls.
  • Install screens over drains and vents.
  • Address anything causing excess moisture in your home.
  • Make sure all food is stored properly and put away.
  • Clean up spills promptly.
  • Dispose of garbage properly and keep the cans clean.

Even the biggest roaches are still fairly small and flat. Any crack or opening in the walls of your home or under doors can allow cockroaches to enter. They’ll also sometimes come inside through drains and vents, which is why mesh screens can be helpful.

Cockroaches often prefer to live in humid environments. When there’s excess moisture around your home, whether as a result of leaking pipes or poor ventilation, that creates the ideal climate for roaches, making repairs can help keep cockroaches away because they’re less likely to invade spaces that are less comfortable for them.

One of the biggest attractions for cockroaches is food. Spills, crumbs, food that’s left out, and easily accessible trash all provide food for cockroaches and can bring them to your home. By keeping your home as sanitary as possible, you’re less likely to attract cockroaches and less likely to pick up the pathogens that they spread. 

Because cockroaches can be dangerous around the home, it’s important that infestations are treated quickly and effectively so the roaches don’t return.

How To Keep Roaches From Coming Back

Pest Pros LLC is the best way to keep cockroaches away from your Mesa home. We offer high-quality cockroach control that will keep these pests from returning. We know how frustrating it is to find cockroaches in your home, which is why our pest technicians focus on providing cost-effective, family-friendly care that will treat the whole infestation. Call Pest Pros LLC today to learn more about our cockroach control in Mesa. 

When you call us, you’ll talk with a knowledgeable expert who can answer your pest-related questions and provide you with a free estimate.