Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Cockroaches are some of the most unhygienic and difficult pests to eradicate from around your home or business; cockroach pest control is necessary to defeat these insect invaders.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

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What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are well-known unsanitary insects that regularly find their way into homes and businesses in search of food. They have flat, oval-shaped bodies, a dark color that ranges from light brown to reddish-brown and black, and great skill at moving through small spaces or slipping into difficult-to-reach hiding spots.

Cockroaches are most often seen at night scavenging for food in areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, as all of these areas provide a warm, humid environment within easy distance to food. The main types of cockroaches that you need to keep an eye out for around your property include American, German, and oriental cockroaches.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

A cockroach infestation may not seem like a dangerous problem at first, but these pests bring serious issues with them once they invade your property. As cockroaches scavenge for food, they spread illnesses like dysentery, salmonella, gastroenteritis, and bacteria such as E. coli. The more widespread a cockroach problem you have, the higher your chances of picking up a serious illness.

Additionally, cockroaches easily trigger allergy and asthma problems via the saliva, droppings, shed skins, and egg cases they leave around your property. A large cockroach invasion can lead to breathing problems or other allergic reactions in no time, making it incredibly important to get rid of cockroaches as fast as possible.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are one of the biggest scavenging insects out there, and they gravitate to human structures due to the food items that are abundant there. If you are dealing with a cockroach problem, it's likely because you've got food and moisture that provide sustenance for these pests, plus cracks around your property that allow cockroaches inside.

What's also problematic is that cockroaches can feed on non-food items like toothpaste, hair, and soap. Once they get into your house, they can be incredibly difficult to remove without professional assistance.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Indoors, you will typically find cockroaches hiding around kitchens, basements, and bathrooms, where they have access to warm, humid areas, lots of moisture, and easy access to food. Outdoors, you'll likely find cockroaches gathered near piles of debris or waste disposal areas, such as trash cans and compost piles.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to invest in professional pest control in Austin provided by Aries Pest Control. Only our team of experts can help ensure the removal of every roach from your property and return it to a safe, peaceful space. Request your free inspection today to get started.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Prevent cockroach problems in the future by following these easy prevention tips:

  • Remove cockroach food sources by storing leftover food properly and disposing of trash or organic waste frequently.
  • Always clean up food and drink spills and never leave out dirty dishes or other food sources that might attract hungry roaches.
  • Declutter storage spaces often and wipe down counters or vacuum to remove any lingering crumbs or messes.
  • Utilize a dehumidifier to reduce moist conditions and ensure interior spaces have no leaks and have proper ventilation.
  • Seal cracks around your windows, doors, and foundation to ensure roaches stay out of interior spaces.

For more cockroach prevention advice, reach out to Aries Pest Control at the first sign of these pests.

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