How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Greenville Homeowners

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Cockroaches are social insects that live in groups, so if you see one in your house, you can be sure there are many more hiding throughout. These insects can flatten their bodies to squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices, which adds to the challenge of getting rid of them. If you are having trouble removing roaches from your home, this guide is for you.

We’ll start by describing the most common species that invade homes and review the risks they pose to your family’s health and well-being. We’ll also provide prevention tips to ensure your home stays roach-free. Continue reading to learn how to achieve effective cockroach control in Greenville with SureShot Pest Control.

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

The first step in any pest control situation is proper identification. Here are descriptions of the most common types of cockroaches that invade Greenville homes:

  • American cockroaches are over 1 inch long. Their bodies are reddish-brown with a yellow figure-eight pattern on the back of their heads.

  • Brown-banded cockroaches are about 1/2 an inch long and brown, with two lighter bands running across their bodies.

  • German cockroaches are between 1/2 and 5/8 of an inch long, light brown to tan, and have two dark stripes behind their heads.

  • Oriental cockroaches are 1 inch long and have glossy black to dark reddish-brown bodies.

If you need assistance identifying or eliminating these pests from your home, SureShot Pest Control can help. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach control services or to request an estimate.

Health Risks: Cockroaches Spread Disease And Trigger Allergies

Cockroaches are filthy insects that spend their time outdoors in unsavory places, crawling through sewage, garbage, and decaying animals. Their spiny legs and bodies pick up pathogens when they travel through this waste, which they carry into your home and contaminate food and surfaces. The following list includes some of the diseases cockroaches can spread:

  • Salmonellosis

  • Dysentery

  • Typhoid fever

  • Cholera

  • E. coli infection

Cockroach’s body parts, saliva, and droppings can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks, especially in children. Taking action at the first signs of cockroaches in your home can help protect your family from these risks. Contact us today at SureShot Pest Control to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Expert Cockroach Elimination: Call In The Pros Right Away

If you have already tried DIY cockroach control products, you already know they aren’t enough to eliminate these pests. The pros at SureShot Pest Control have the experience and tools to get rid of cockroaches and help keep them from returning. Contact SureShot Pest Control with any questions or to learn more about our home pest control services.

Preventing Cockroach Infestations: Tips For A Roach-Free Home

After we eliminate your cockroach infestation, you’ll want to take specific steps to ensure they won’t become a problem again. Cockroach prevention involves removing potential attractants and sealing off entry points. Here are some of our best tips to keep your home roach-free:

  • Install mesh screens over drains and vents and seal cracks and crevices on the exterior.

  • Seal gaps around electrical sockets and switch plates using silicone caulk.

  • Keep dining areas sanitary by cleaning up crumbs and spills and vacuuming frequently.

  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, and store food in airtight containers.

The experts at SureShot Pest Control are here to help you eliminate these pests and prevent future infestations. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control services or to request an estimate.

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