A Guide To Cockroach Control For Bay Area Residents

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It is a good thing that we live in a country where roach control is easily available. Before cockroach control, people had to live with these pests inside their dwellings. This is not only uncomfortable but it also puts health at risk. Assuming you don’t want to share your Bay Area home with these dirty pests, here is a quick control guide to use today. Call Bay Pest If you need direct help with cockroaches inside your home. We offer Bay Area pest control options and can find one that best solves your pest problems. Keep reading if you are interested to learn more about cockroaches and how to identify an infestation inside your home.

How Do I Tell If It's Cockroaches In My House?

Sometimes people live with cockroaches and do not know it because these pests are incredibly sneaky and do their best to stay out of sight. They avoid people and any creatures that might mean them harm. It is only when populations grow out of control or food sources start to diminish that these nasty bugs get brave and start to crawl around in the middle of the day. If you regularly see live roaches around your home, this is a concerning sign! Other signs of cockroaches include fecal droppings, grease smears, egg casings, and shed cockroach skins. If you see these signs indoors, there is a good chance these pests are around and causing trouble behind the scenes. The best way to identify the severity of a cockroach infestation inside your home is to bring in our team for a thorough pest inspection. It is better to spot these pests early before they get you and your family sick.

Cockroaches Can Be Very Harmful To Your Health

It doesn’t matter what types of cockroaches are inside your home, all species are harmful to your health. Just the German cockroach, one of the most common roaches in our area is able to carry thirty-three different forms of bacteria, seven human pathogens, and six parasitic worms. Sicknesses that can come from these vectors include salmonellosis, cholera, leprosy, plague, listeriosis, dysentery, and typhoid fever. That is a lot of chances for you or one of your family members to get sick. To add to this, cockroaches can also trigger asthma attacks with the skin they shed and the dry fecal droppings they leave around homes. If you have respiratory problems, this could mean trouble for your general health. The best way to avoid these threats is to deal with roaches quickly and implement some long-term strategies to keep these pests away, year-round.

Eliminate Factors That Attract Cockroaches Into Your Home

Cockroaches are among the few pests in our area that want to live inside homes. These local insects love the many benefits that our living situations provide. In order to prevent an infestation, you have to address factors that draw these pests close to your home, and into your home, in the first place. Here are some methods we recommend to do this.

  • Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and openings in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure all of your exterior windows and doors are working properly.
  • Invest in weatherstripping and door sweeps to seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors.
  • Thoroughly clean your living areas and do your absolute best to keep up with food messes and drink spills when they occur.
  • Use a dehumidifier inside your home and address other moisture issues like leaky piping and damaged gutters.
  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home to limit the places where roaches can hide.
  • Keep trash in clean receptacles with tight-fitting lids and get your trash to the curb weekly.

For more detailed services to address and deter cockroach infestations in the Bay Area, get our team at Bay Pest involved today.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Cockroaches In Your Home

Now that you know how to deter cockroaches with DIY methods, let’s talk about a more effective solution to control these pests. At Bay Pest, we offer comprehensive treatments to remove pests like roaches from homes in our area. We also provide year-round services to protect homes against a wide variety of annoying, destructive, and dangerous creatures. All of our services are designed to meet our clients’ needs. Let us pay your home and property a visit to assess the condition of your pest problems and recommend a treatment plan for you.

Call Bay Pest today and learn more about our comprehensive cockroach control options and schedule an appointment for your Bay Area home.

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