Have you ever lived with a pest problem inside your home? Depending on the types of pests you dealt with, this experience may have been mildly annoying--all the way to maddening in nature. One pest that is especially good at driving people insane is the cockroach. This local insect causes problems for homeowners and is a pain to control. The good news is there are ways to prevent these pests. Here are some cockroach control tips you should know to help you combat these insects in West Palm Beach, year-round. If you are currently dealing with an active infestation inside your home, do not hesitate to call a professional. We have many great options for pest control in West Palm Beach here at Empire Pest Defense.
How to Identify Cockroaches
There are more than a few types of cockroaches that live here in West Palm Beach. The three main species that invade homes are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and oriental cockroaches. The German roach is fairly small, light brown, and has two almost parallel lines just behind its head. The American cockroach is large, reddish brown, and has a yellow figure-eight-shaped mark behind its head. The oriental cockroach is medium-sized and jet-black. To identify a cockroach infestation inside your home, you have to either check for signs of cockroaches or hire a professional to do this for you. Common signs of roaches include fecal droppings, shed skins, dead roaches, a musty odor, grease marks, and egg casings. For fast professional identification, call our team at Empire Pest Defense.
How Roaches Spread Dangerous Pathogens
Cockroaches are among the most dangerous house pests here in West Palm Beach. Their entire existence is built around consuming nasty things like dead animals, rotting vegetation, and fecal matter. Cockroaches are, in many ways, nature's trash can. When these pests invade local homes, they can bring with them harmful bacteria, parasites, and pathogens. Here are just a few common diseases cockroaches carry and spread to humans.
- Typhoid fever
To avoid these sicknesses, you have to be aware of issues inside your home and work hard to prevent and control cockroaches.
Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails
There are two types of DIY cockroach control, elimination, and prevention. Elimination is tricky as many conventional pest control products contain chemicals that are harmful to humans and pets when used improperly. In addition to this roaches are naturally great at hiding and avoiding danger. Prevention, on the other hand, is accessible, safe, and doesn’t require as much work.
Useful Cockroach Prevention Tips
If you are looking for some simple DIY options to keep cockroaches out of your home, we are here to help. Here are a few carefully constructed cockroach prevention tips.
- Make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed.
- Keep your living areas clean.
- Invest in trash cans with tight-fitting lids.
- Address moisture issues as they arise.
- Consider investing in a year-round pest control plan.
Keeping any kind of pest out of your home can be a hassle. To save yourself some time and energy, consider investing in a professional home pest control plan. We have great options here at Empire Pest Defense. Whether you are looking for an effective way to remove roaches from your home or a guaranteed year-round plan to prevent all sorts of invasive insects, we have you covered.
Call Empire Pest Defence for professional cockroach control options. We would be happy to discuss our methods and help you find a plan that suits your West Palm Beach home’s needs.