Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Getting a cockroach infestation on your property under control entails proper identification, professional treatment, and helpful prevention tactics.

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What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a common home-invading insect that many property owners are familiar with. They have flat, often oval-shaped bodies, six legs, and a pair of antennae, and some species of cockroaches have wings. These pests are known for their scavenging activities and how prolific they become once they invade a property.

There are many different types of cockroaches around today, but only a handful of species invade human structures. Two of the main types of roaches you need to keep an eye out for around your property include German cockroaches and oriental cockroaches, often commonly called "water bugs" due to their love of dark, damp areas.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Many people may think cockroaches aren't that big of a deal, aside from being unsightly, but these pests are actually fairly dangerous when they end up on your property. Cockroaches can carry serious illnesses like salmonella, plague, cholera, dysentery, and others, and they spread pathogens across surfaces and stored food as they scavenge.

In addition to the shed skins cockroaches leave behind, they also leave egg casings and feces throughout the areas they invade. These items have the potential to trigger allergy and asthma issues, with large infestations leading to serious breathing problems.

Cockroach pest control is your best option for avoiding all of these dangers.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

A cockroach problem around your property is often encouraged by plenty of access to food, water, and hiding spaces for these pests. Take the time to evaluate your property for unguarded food and trash, excess water puddles, and cluttered areas; remove or reduce these factors to help get rid of cockroaches.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Outside, cockroaches will hide under piles of debris or woodpiles and near overgrown grass or damp, shaded areas. You may find roaches in kitchens, bathrooms, near waste disposal areas, or infiltrating pantry and food storage spaces when they invade interior spaces.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

The best way to get rid of cockroaches and avoid the dangers these pests bring is to reach out to Solstys Environmental for professional home pest control. Our team will find the root cause of the infestation and develop a treatment plan to eradicate these pests and firmly stop them from getting back inside. Call us today to start safeguarding your property from roaches!

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

If you want to stop cockroach problems from occurring in the future, follow our easy expert prevention tips below.

  • Seal cockroach entry points around your property, like the gaps surrounding windows, doors, and the foundation.
  • Place mesh screens over vented areas near crawl spaces and ensure that window and door screens are unbroken, so cockroaches stay outside.
  • Clear outdoor areas of long grass, piles of debris, and woodpiles to stop roaches from hiding in these spaces.
  • Make sure trash cans indoors and outdoors have tight-fitting lids, and you seal trash bags tightly to prevent roach scavenging.
  • Store all leftover food properly and never leave out food or drink spills, as these often attract hungry roaches.
  • Fix leaks and other moisture issues that lead to excess water and the humid conditions around your property that most cockroaches love.

Contact Solstys Environmental today if you have more questions about cockroach prevention or if you need assistance with pest control in Atlanta

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