Cockroach Infestation In Your Roseville Home Here S What You Need To Know
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Cockroach Infestation In Your Roseville Home? Here's What You Need To Know

There are some things you need to know if you are going to function in life. For example, you need to know how to make coffee and toast so you can wake up and get some food. To enjoy mobility, you must know how to drive a car or navigate the public transportation system. If you want to hold a job and earn a living, you need to understand how to conduct yourself in the workplace and in interviews. With some knowledge, you can successfully steer through life.

When you stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night, flip on a light, and see cockroaches scurrying across the floor and disappearing down the shower drain or underneath the cabinets, you can be easily overwhelmed with the thought of a cockroach infestation. However, with knowledge and help, you can stop the cockroach problem in your home.

Arming yourself with information and assistance begins by securing pest control in Roseville from Neighborly Pest Management. We started removing cockroaches from homes in 1978, and our family-owned and operated company continues to provide quality pest control over 45 years later. We are your best defense against unwanted pests. 

We wrote this article to help you because we know that a little bit of knowledge goes a long way in stopping a cockroach problem. So, please keep reading to identify the cockroach species invading your home and learn about the steps you can take to end the infestation.

Types Of Roaches Common To The Area

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Before we describe the four types of cockroaches in Roseville homes, let's get a general description of these insects. Cockroaches are bugs with six jointed legs with horizontal spines, wings or wing pads, two long, thin antennae extending the length of their bodies, and a three-part body consisting of a head, thorax, and abdomen. These bugs reproduce by laying capsules known as ootheca that contain multiple eggs. The cockroaches in Roseville prefer to live in warm, moist areas underneath yard debris outside or near leaky faucets, drains, water heaters, behind bathroom and kitchen cabinets, and the crawlspace or basement.

Let's look at the individual cockroach species now that we know the general characteristics of cockroaches and their habits. The following species are problematic in Roseville:

  • American cockroaches
  • German cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches
  • Turkestan cockroaches

American cockroaches have a 1 1/4 to 2 1/8-inch reddish brown body with a yellowish figure-eight pattern on their head. Although they can fly, they prefer to run. These cockroaches often glue their egg capsules to surfaces underneath furniture and shelves. American cockroaches enter homes from the outside, where they live, but come into houses due to significant weather changes.

German cockroaches do not invade homes from the yard but enter through luggage, bags, and infested used furniture and appliances. One egg capsule may contain up to 40 eggs, making these the most prolific cockroaches. German cockroaches have a tan to light brown 1/2 to 5/8-inch body with two darker strips running parallel down the back.

The shiny, jet-black one-inch bodies of oriental cockroaches easily distinguish them from the rest of the group. The other cockroaches prefer to live in areas with temperatures between 70℉ and 80℉, but oriental cockroaches like colder, damp locations like the crawlspace. Because of their association with moisture, they are often called waterbugs or black beetles. 

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The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home

A cockroach infestation can begin quickly with only one fertilized female. A female German cockroach produces 30 to 40 offspring each time it releases an egg capsule. What starts with a single cockroach can result in six generations of cockroaches breeding and expanding in numbers within one year. The other cockroach species are not as prolific, but their populations increase rapidly because each ootheca has many eggs. It does not take long for an infestation to begin once one or more cockroaches enter a home.

Killing a few cockroaches with store-bought products or traps will not stop an infestation because you are not destroying the eggs. Not only does the current reproducing population need to be eradicated, but also the next generation.

Get roach pest control from Neighborly Pest Management to remove current and future cockroach generations from your Roseville home. We will send an experienced, trained technician to inspect your house for cockroach signs, entry points, attractants, and egg hot spots. We will create a strategic plan using the gathered data to stop the infestation in your home.

We use treatments that destroy the current population and the eggs and create a barrier around the home. We understand and applaud the desire to protect our environment, so we offer green and organic options; we will let you know if we have to use a synthetic product geared to a specific cockroach species. 

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Five Simple Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Problems

Neighborly Pest Management will give you the boost you need for house roach prevention, but there are things you can do to ensure you do not have a future problem. Here are five suggestions that will deter cockroaches from entering your house in the future:

  1. Seal cracks in the foundation and roofline with caulk
  2. Prune tree branches and shrubs away from the house
  3. Repair indoor leaking faucets and drains
  4. Vacuum the house regularly
  5. Suction corners and crevices in the home regularly

Since most cockroaches enter houses from the outside, it is necessary to maintain a yard free from debris to reduce sheltering options. Also, remove standing water and ensure the property has adequate drainage so cockroaches don't have a regular water supply. Repairing leaking water drains, pies, and faucets inside the home also reduces moisture supplies. We suggest trimming tree branches and shrubs away from the house because cockroaches use these as bridges to get onto window sills and the roof, where they can search for cracks that allow them to enter.

Since a German cockroach infestation begins when they sneak into homes through luggage, bags, and used furniture, the outdoor suggestions are not necessarily effective against them, but the indoor tips will stop them. However, we strongly suggest you check your items before entering the house after returning from travel.

Food and water are the main cockroach (and all insects) attractants. Thus maintaining a dry and clean exterior and interior will deter them from entering your lawn and, ultimately, your home. Contact the team today at Neighborly Pest Management to learn about our cockroach control in Roseville, request a free quote, and schedule your no-obligation inspection.

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