How To Get Rid Of Roaches Quickly Inside My Bay Area Home

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Are you dealing with an active cockroach infestation inside your Bay Area home? These pests are a huge pain for individuals in our area and cause big problems when they invade interior spaces. If you are at your wit's end with roaches and you need them out of your Bay Area home, here is what you need to know. If you would rather skip straight to professional pest control, let our team know. At Bay Pest, we offer comprehensive options to combat these annoying and potentially harmful insects.

The Types Of Cockroaches Living In The Bay Area

There are many different types of cockroaches that call the Bay Area their home. The main three species you should be aware of are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. The German cockroach is ½ to ⅝” long, light brown to tan, and has two parallel dark lines behind its head. The American cockroach is 1 ¼ to 2 ⅛” long, reddish-brown, and has a yellow figure-eight pattern behind its head. Finally, the Oriental cockroach is 1” long and has a jet black body. If you are having trouble identifying roaches inside your home, let the experts at Bay Pest have a look. We would be happy to inspect your home and property and will suggest a treatment if it is necessary. 

The Dangers Of Roach Infestations

Cockroaches are not just annoying pests. They are also dangerous and sometimes destructive. If you didn’t know, these flat pests consume disgusting items like trash, rotting meat, and the fecal matter of other animals. This type of behavior combined with the dirty areas these pests live in leaves roaches teeming with bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. These pests spread sickness vectors throughout the homes they infest and spread diseases including salmonellosis, leprosy, giardia, gastroenteritis, and campylobacteriosis. The only way to avoid cockroach-borne diseases is to clean your home frequently, get these pests out fast, and put in place measures to keep them out in the future. 

Effective Cockroach Removal For Homeowners In The Bay Area

If you notice a cockroach inside your home and want them out fast, your best option is to hire the experts at Bay Pest. Our team humbly serves the Bay Area with top-tier pest control and identification services. We would be more than happy to put our expertise to work combatting different kinds of cockroaches around your home and property. Want more pest protection? Ask us about our general pest control plans. These plans are designed to deter many more pests than just roaches and, with scheduled retreatments, remain effective year-round. 

Effective Cockroach-Prevention Tips 

Once roaches are out of your home, your next step should be to put in place some form of protection. If you have some time, we recommend starting with DIY. Here are a few places to start. 

  • Identify and seal holes, gaps, and other openings in your home’s exterior using a caulking gun.
  • Repair damage to window/door screens around your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors have door sweeps.
  • Clean your living areas regularly and address food and drink messes as they occur.
  • Reduce clutter as much as possible.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Store leftover food and pet food inside air-tight containers.

Although helpful, DIY will not guarantee roaches stay out of your home. 

Call Bay Pest today to learn more about our year-round options. We will show you what pest control in the Bay Area is supposed to look like and schedule your home and property for a visit.

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