Why You Should Call The Pros About Cockroaches In Your Sacramento Home

Cockroach in basement

Breaking news: cockroaches like living in Sacramento homes! Despite continued efforts by local homeowners to discourage invasion, these pests keep finding their way inside. Can you fight back against these pests alone, or is professional pest control the only effective way to keep roaches out of your home? We have your answer here.

Common Cockroaches Around Sacramento 

Sacramento is no stranger to cockroach problems, as there are four species that call our area home. Here is what you need to know about each.
German Cockroaches: German cockroaches are the most common home-invading cockroach around the world. Identify a German roach in your home by its light-brown to tan color, ½ inch long body, and the two dark parallel lines located just behind its head.
American Cockroaches: American cockroaches are known for being the largest pest species of roach in North America. Identify an American roach by its reddish-brown color, 2-inch long body, and the yellow figure-eight mark just behind its head.
Oriental Cockroaches: Oriental cockroaches aren’t as big as American roaches and as common as German roaches, but are still a notable problem around Sacramento. Identify an Oriental cockroach by its solid black 1 ¼ inch long body.
Brown-Banded Cockroaches: Brown-banded cockroaches are the smallest domestic roaches in our area. Identify a brown-banded cockroach by its ⅜ to ½ long body, and the pale brown bands that alternate with darker brown bands across its body.

How Cockroaches Get Into Homes

Cockroaches use both conventional and unconventional methods to get into homes. Conventionally these pests use cracks and gaps in a home’s exterior to squeeze their way inside. Things like ripped window screens, loose weather stripping, and improperly fitted door sweeps are all common entry points for these pests. Unconventionally, but not uncommonly, cockroaches crawl into homes using ventilation systems and utility piping.

Why Cockroaches Are Formidable Opponents

Cockroaches are built differently than other pests. They are five times more resistant to radiation than humans, able to withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure, and hyper-intelligent. We cannot count the number of times homeowners have come to us impressed at how difficult these pests are to treat. We hope you do not make the same mistakes they did.

Why DIY Fails With Roaches

Some pests can be treated with DIY solutions, but others cannot. Cockroaches are one pest that needs a professional touch to remove from a home. The average homeowner does not have the experience needed to effectively eliminate these pests alone, nor the access to industrial-grade pest control products. At the end of the day, trying to handle a roach infestation on your own will only be a waste of your money, time, and effort. 

Why Neighborly Is Your Best Choice For Pest Control

At Neighborly Pest Management, we have access to the industrial-grade treatments needed to effectively treat cockroaches. Our team consists of highly trained pest control technicians, insect experts, and friendly service representatives. 
If you are looking for amazing pest control at an affordable price, we are your best choice for the job. But how soon do you want roaches out of your home? Learn more about our quality pest control services and schedule a thorough pest inspection for your Sacramento property today.