Roseville’s Complete Cockroach Prevention Guide

December 30, 2021

If you had to guess which pests are the most dangerous to have inside your home or around your business, you might assume it’s a species such as spiders or wasps. While there are cases where both of those pests can be a danger, the truth is that there are other pests around that you really have to worry about even more. Cockroaches are some of the riskiest creatures to have around your Roseville property, so knowing how to prevent them is absolutely vital.

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These pests have six legs and wings that lay flat on their backs, and they usually don’t fly. They are oval-shaped and can range in color from tan to reddish-brown to black. There are a handful of species that are common in the area but especially the German cockroach and American cockroach. The American cockroach can grow up to three inches long, making it the largest species around. While the German cockroach species is much smaller, it is also the most prevalent. 

Issues With Cockroaches

The fact of the matter is that roaches can spread around 35 different diseases, including some serious ones such as dysentery, typhoid fever, salmonella, and gastroenteritis. They may also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some people.

Once inside, cockroaches are also extremely invasive as they are resistant to many pesticides, reproduce quickly, and are good at hiding in many small places. Focusing on prevention is the best way to keep yourself and others around you safe from the risks cockroaches bring. 

Five Cockroach Prevention Tips

The first measures you should take when it comes to cockroach prevention involve eliminating or reducing the factors that attract them in the first place. This means reducing moisture issues and keeping the property clean. Here are some specific steps to take:

  1. Use dehumidifiers and repair leaky plumbing.
  2. Place tight lids on all trash cans and remove excess clutter from around the property.
  3. Store pet food inside the home and wipe up food and drink spills right away. Keep in mind that cockroaches can survive on even small crumbs and spills. 
  4. Regularly clean kitchen and food preparation areas. Be sure to deep clean on a semi-regular basis.
  5. Vacuum often and sweep and mop floors.

Tips To Seal A Building Against Cockroaches 

After you’ve done what you can to make your property less appealing to roaches, you can then focus on making it more difficult for roaches to get inside. These are some tips for sealing up entry points:

  • Install or replace weather stripping and door sweeps around all windows and doors.
  • Seal up cracks and crevices in the walls and foundation using caulk or foam.
  • Repair or replace broken screens in doors and windows.
  • Regularly clean out drains as some roaches can use pipes to find a way inside. 
  • Get advice from professional pest control experts.

Keep Cockroaches Away For Good

The overall best and most effective way to deal with cockroach control is to contact the experts at Neighborly Pest Management. Our services are reliable and affordable, and they are also safe as we use products and apply them in ways that don’t hurt people or pets.

Give us a call today to learn more about our cockroach prevention and removal options. You can also request a quote. 

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