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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Controlling Unhygienic Cockroach Invaders

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Cockroaches are some of the most problematic, unhygienic pest invaders you can deal with. Only professional cockroach control in Madison, CT, provided by ProfExt Pest Control, can fully defeat these pests and the troubles they bring.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a type of insect that are notorious for invading human structures and being hard to fully eradicate. Cockroaches are adaptable, hardy, and reproduce rapidly; a small cockroach infestation may quickly become widespread and cause serious issues without cockroach control tactics being put into place.

The main types of cockroaches that invade homes and businesses in our area include German and American cockroaches. The German cockroach is smaller at just over half an inch in length, often invading kitchens and food storage areas primarily, and they appear light brown to yellow or tan in color. German cockroaches have two parallel dark stripes that go down their back.

American cockroaches are much larger, often growing over two inches in length. They are a reddish-brown color, and they prefer hanging around moist areas.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroach infestations can be quite dangerous, as this pest is notorious for spreading bacteria and diseases through the areas they infest. Cockroaches will scavenge around kitchens, food storage areas, and food preparation spaces in search of crumbs and liquids. Diseases that you can pick up from roaches and roach-contaminated items include cholera, listeriosis, dysentery, and gastroenteritis, among many others.

Additionally, cockroaches may trigger allergic reactions and breathing issues in sensitive individuals. This is caused by a protein in their droppings, saliva, shed skins, and egg cases, which may be spread around your property by an infestation.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are opportunistic scavengers, and these insects will waste no time slipping inside a small crack around your property or finding a way to infiltrate trash cans, food storage areas, and dark, damp, and warm spaces for nesting. If you have plenty of food, moisture, and entry points available around your property, your chances of picking up a cockroach infestation increase.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches may be found both inside and outside of your property. Outside, they will likely be located near piles of debris and decaying matter, around moist, overgrown areas, or near trash cans and compost piles. Once they get inside, cockroaches will be found near kitchens, bathrooms, basements, food storage spaces, and other warm, dark spaces.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

If you want to get rid of cockroaches without exposing yourself to the dangers of this pest, contact ProfExt Pest Control today. Our technicians will work with you to understand your cockroach problems and concerns, and we will provide you with effective solutions that remove all traces of this pest from your property.

With our help, you can ensure your property is cockroach-free in no time. Call us today to get started.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

  • Use our expert tips below to prevent cockroaches in the future:

    • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, overgrown foliage, and piles of debris or decaying plant matter to reduce cockroach hiding spots.

    • Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, and doors, in addition to installing window and door screens to keep cockroaches out.

    • Always clean up food and drink spills immediately to stop the aroma from attracting cockroaches.

    • Store leftover food properly and use airtight containers when possible to make cockroach infiltration more difficult.

    • Use trash cans with tight-fitting lids to keep roaches out.

    For more advice on cockroach prevention or assistance with cockroach removal, contact ProfExt Pest Control today.

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