How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My Salem County House?

cockroach creeping around a corner of a doorway

How clean do you keep your home? Some people put great effort into making sure their living areas are absolutely spotless. The question is, does a clean home keep away cockroaches? Today, we will discuss the different types of cockroaches in Salem County and which methods work best to control these pests. If you are interested to learn more, here are some things to consider.

What Kind Of Cockroaches Invade Salem Homes?

Salem is home to a few different kinds of cockroaches. The three most common species in our area are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. German cockroaches are ½ to ? of an inch long, light brown to tan, and have two almost parallel lines located behind their head. American cockroaches are 1 ¼ to 2 ? of an inch long, reddish-brown, and have a yellow figure eight behind their head. Oriental cockroaches grow to 1-inch long and are solid black.

One thing cockroaches love is squeezing between cracks and gaps where their belly and back touch a surface simultaneously. Another thing these pests love is moisture. Although fairly small, cockroaches can withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure and are resistant to radiation as well as many forms of pest control. These things make eliminating these pests difficult.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Roaches In My House?

There is a good reason why people throw things away in a trash can. Many items we dispose of contain harmful bacteria that, if left out, could get people very sick. One of the biggest problems cockroaches cause when they enter homes is that they take bacteria out of trash cans and transfer them to surfaces like left out food and accessible beverages. These pests also pick up disease-causing organisms from the fecal matter of other creatures, dead animals, and decaying organisms. What diseases do cockroaches carry? A few you may have heard of include salmonellosis, leprosy, dysentery, and cholera. In addition to spreading diseases, roaches also trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions with their shed skins and dry fecal droppings. If you have any respiratory problems, be extra careful around these pests.

Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My Home?

Cockroaches are opportunity-seeking insects who gravitate to areas that offer them more opportunities to find food, moisture, and shelter. These pests regularly crawl into homes in our area in search of these three things. In order to get indoors, a roach first needs an entry point. Entry points can be through open doors, windows, damaged screens, under loose-fitting doors, around gaps in window and door frames, and through cracks, holes, and crevices in foundational blocks. Once indoors, roaches will look for food and moisture wherever they can find it, including inside trash cans, sinks, and pantries. If these pests find enough to live on, they will take up residence inside wall voids and other secluded areas and start to breed.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My House?

When faced with a cockroach problem, the best thing a homeowner can do is hire a professional. At Preferred Termite and Pest Control, we make choosing a quality cockroach control company easy. We got into this business to help our community and provide services that go above and beyond the call of duty. Our team is highly trained and motivated to meet your individual needs.

Contact us today to learn more about home pest control in Salem County and learn just how committed our team is to taking care of your cockroach problem