When it comes to pests, some of the most difficult to keep out and eliminate are cockroaches. To make matters worse, not only are they difficult to prevent, but once they get inside, they can spread a variety of harmful bacteria and human pathogens. As such, it is important for you to know the effective cockroach control solutions that you can rely upon to eliminate these tenacious pests should they infest .

Identifying Common Area Cockroaches

With over 4,000 types of cockroaches in the world, it’s no wonder they’re one of the most common home-invading pests. Luckily for us here in Chandler, we only need to worry about a few. These include the German cockroach, the American cockroach, and the brown-banded cockroach.

German cockroaches are light-brown or tan with two dark, almost parallel lines behind their heads. Both males and females of this species have wings and are able to fly; however, they prefer to run. German cockroaches prefer to live in areas that are warm and humid, preferably in close proximity to food and water sources.

American cockroaches are the largest home-invading cockroach in the country. Despite their name, American cockroaches are not native to the United States but are thought to have arrived on ships at some point in the 17th century. They have reddish-brown bodies with a pale-yellow figure-eight pattern on the backs of their heads.

Brown-banded cockroaches are a smaller species that have predominantly dark-brown bodies with light-brown banding across the wings. They will typically make their homes in areas with easy access to food and water sources such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Threats Posed By Cockroach Infestations

While out in the world, cockroaches frequently reside in highly-contaminated areas such as sewage pipes, trash cans, and dumps. While in these locations, they pick up all sorts of harmful bacteria and pathogens with their spine-covered legs. Then, when they venture into our homes, they bring those harmful contaminants with them, spreading them to countertops, dishes, silverware, or even food if it’s been left out or stored improperly. Some diseases that cockroaches have been known to spread include salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, plague, and listeriosis.

Why It’s So Hard To Prevent & Remove Cockroaches

As cockroaches can spread so many harmful contaminants, it’s only logical that you would want to do everything in your power to keep them out of your home. Unfortunately, this is a lot easier said than done. Cockroaches are able to fit through impossibly small holes and cracks in the foundation and exterior of your home. Additionally, they can sneak under doors or could even hide out in objects that you bring inside yourself.

If that’s not bad enough, once inside, cockroaches are terribly hard to eliminate. They can survive in a variety of environments; they can go months and weeks without food and water, respectively; some can even continue living without their heads. As such, from a home requires expert knowledge and experience.

The Most Effective Cockroach Control Solution

If you do find yourself dealing with a cockroach infestation in your home, contact the professionals here at Green Home Pest Control immediately and ask about our variety of treatment plans. Not only do we offer one-time treatments, but we also have ongoing treatment plans so that your Chandler home remains cockroach-free all year long. Don’t let cockroaches threaten the health and safety of you and your family. Give us a call today and let the professionals here at Green Home Pest Control take care of the problem for you with the .

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