Why Can't I Get Rid Of These Roaches In My Bay Area Home?

German Cockroach on a plant.

Many Bay Area homeowners would logically spring into action if they saw insects or creatures around. By and large, pests are positively nasty and disastrous. They might have germs that will lead to major illnesses in humans or domestic animals. It’s not a far-off possibility that your residence or personal belongings will be wrecked somehow. If you’re faced with a pest that can get indoors easily or procreate with haste, you’ll have a battle on your hands. This description applies to cockroaches.

Cockroaches are very formidable bugs that won’t leave without a fuss. Even in harsh weather and with little food, these creepy pests can survive. What’s worse is that they can be immune to some retail insecticides. Learn more about how cockroaches operate, what it takes to eliminate them, and how Bay Pest can be of assistance. 

What Cockroaches Are Common in the Bay Area? What Are the Risks?

German and oriental cockroaches are extremely prevalent in the region. The German class is brown or tan and 0.51 to 0.62 of an inch long in adulthood. They can fly, but they much rather run. Alternatively, the young are wingless and wholly black. Regardless of life stage, these pests have horizontal bands in the back of their black heads. Oriental insects are reddish-brown or black. As far as their size is concerned, they are around 0.98 of an inch long. Generally speaking, cockroaches get busy at night and have light sensitivity. With this in mind, you have an infestation if you spot these pests in broad daylight. Additional signs are:

  • Odors: Musty communication chemicals and secretions are a hallmark of cockroaches. The fluids can affect the scent and taste of impacted food.  
  • Eggs: Eggs or casings are typically red, brown, black, or tan, and an inch long. Look in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.
  • Droppings: Expect to find cockroach feces on surfaces and door frames, and in drawers and floor corners. The German insects tend to have grainy excrement.

Your food and surfaces will be tainted if cockroaches are inside your domicile. These pests naturally have bacteria on their skin. Further, microbes are in their droppings, urine, and saliva. The number of germs they carry will increase as they scurry through icky environments. Streets, gutters, and dumpsters are often full of these pests. Sticky spines are on their legs, attaching to dirt and liquids. Gastroenteritis and salmonella are just two of the conditions associated with cockroaches. You can develop a virus or pathogen as well. Individuals with allergies or asthma may experience flare-ups as a result of coming in contact with their dead skin or carcasses.

How Can You Prevent Bay Area Cockroaches?

Perform these tasks to discourage cockroaches:

  • Patch up openings in doors, windows, foundations, and utilities.
  • Fix leaks and moisture glitches right away.
  • Make sure all exterior doors have sweeps on them.
  • Trim grass and greenery regularly.
  • Sit plants and flowers two feet away from the property.
  • Use airtight containers for food and trash storage.  
  • Remove garbage, vacuum, and wash dishes often.

What Can Bay Pest Do About Bay Area Cockroaches?

To reiterate, commercial items for cockroaches have their limitations. One of them is that they aren’t designed to address an infestation. Plus, they can be costly and highly toxic. We at Bay Pest offer safe solutions that will wipe these bugs out in no time. Our skilled technicians will use industrial-grade aerosol sprays, dusts, baits, and more. Recurring visits and treatments are available. Get a free estimate when you call us today and start your effective cockroach control.

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