How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Elk Grove, CA Homes?

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When you first became a homeowner, you were forced into a world of responsibility. You were put in charge of maintaining pipes and drains, heaters and AC units, toilets and baths, and sinks... At first, all of this was probably overwhelming. If you are still in your first year, it probably still is. To help make your life a bit less overwhelming, we are here to help with one challenge that many new homeowners face: Handling invasive pests like cockroaches. To start, here are some dangers cockroaches bring into Elk Grove homes and some basic tips and tricks to keep them outside where they belong. 

Why Cockroaches Break Into Homes

Your home was built to be lived in by humans. Its walls keep out bad weather, its pantries hold tasty food, and its piping provides water for showers, sinks, and drain systems. The only problem is that all of these things are perfect for roaches as well. If you didn’t know, cockroaches consume and drink the same things humans do. In fact, their diet is more expansive and includes items like paper, glue, decaying organisms, toenail clippings, and saliva. These pests also prefer living indoors rather than outside in the wild as our living areas are temperature-controlled and protect them from predators like reptiles and small mammals. In short, a cockroach would like nothing more than to invade and live inside your home.

The Dangers of Cockroaches

Cockroaches spread a variety of diseases. German cockroaches, in particular, carry and spread 33 different kinds of bacteria, seven human pathogens, and six parasitic worms. They can spread these sickness vectors throughout areas they infest. If you suspect your home has a roach infestation, be careful what surfaces you interact with and what food you eat. At the very least, wash your hands frequently and have your home thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after roaches have been removed.

In addition to spreading diseases, roaches also attribute to asthma attacks and allergies with their shed skins and dry fecal droppings. These irritants break down into dust-like particulates and are carried through homes by cross breezes and ventilation. As to be expected, this problem gets worse as cockroach infestations grow inside of homes.

How Difficult Are Cockroaches To Eliminate?

Cockroaches are notoriously difficult pests to eliminate. This is for a number of reasons. To start, roaches are durable. Their bodies are built to withstand tremendous pressure without being damaged. These pests are also resistant to radiation as well as many pest control products. If all of this wasn’t enough, roaches are also fast and quick to avoid danger. If they are able to escape your attempts to eliminate them, they will then hide inside wall voids and other hard-to-reach places until they feel like the danger has subsided. All of this is to say, don’t try to handle roaches on your own, it is a good way to turn your hair gray.

Why You Need Professional Pest Control For Roaches

The only guaranteed way to get and keep roaches out of your Elk Grove home is to partner with a pest control professional. At Neighborly Pest Management, we do not just eliminate invasive roaches, we also offer long-term solutions to keep these pests out of your living areas. All of our cockroach control services are custom-fitted to your needs and affordable so you don’t have to break your bank.

Contact us now and talk to one of our friendly service representatives about your options. They will walk you through our services and help you find one that meets your pest control needs. Let us help!