Eliminating Cockroaches For Good A Comprehensive Approach For Roseville Homes
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Eliminating Cockroaches For Good: A Comprehensive Approach For Roseville Homes

Cockroach elimination involves many stages. It begins with uncovering the warning signs of cockroach activity. The cockroaches in Roseville are sneaky pests, so it's possible to have a lot of them and not realize it. In this article, we'll tell you how to find those signs, what cockroaches do inside your house, and the control methods used by the experts at Neighborly Pest Management. 

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Visible Signs Of Roaches: How To Identify An Infestation

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You might think that seeing a cockroach in your Roseville home is how you detect cockroaches. While you can certainly wait to spot one, we don't recommend it. Cockroaches can impact your health and damage your belongings. Let's quickly examine a few ways you can detect cockroach activity:

  • Holes: It is not commonly understood, but cockroaches eat paper products. They are particularly attracted to paper that has had contact with food, such as a pizza box. But you may find damage in other ways. For example, deterioration of wallpaper is a sign that cockroaches are feeding on it. There are additional pests that can damage paper products, so this isn't a perfect sign. But it is a helpful early sign.
  • Black Pepper: Cockroaches leave droppings as they move about inside your home. First, you'll have to search for droppings. Look in dark, damp spaces, or tight spaces. Cockroach droppings often look like grains of pepper. You may also see fecal spotting on fabrics.
  • Hollow Roaches: If you find a cockroach, but there is no roach inside the skin, you've found a shed exoskeleton. Finding a whole skin is a good sign. Cockroaches feed on shed skins. If you only have a few roaches, they may have more skins than they need to fill their bellies. Therefore, this is an early warning sign. Finding tiny fragments of shed skins is a sign you'll find as an infestation grows. 
  • Brown Pouches: Cockroaches lay pouches with eggs inside. A single pouch can contain 10 to 50 eggs, depending on the species. When you find one pouch hidden in a dark space, you're seeing an early sign. When you see a few broken pouches, that's a sign of a cockroach infestation starting to get bad. But the sign you hope to catch is a cockroach with a pouch sticking out of her abdomen. Some species carry their eggs. If you catch and remove that roach, you may also remove what could have been an infestation.  
  • Live Roaches: When inspecting your home, you may see live cockroaches. You just have to know where to look. Some common locations cockroaches hide are under appliances, in drop-down ceilings, around boilers, under insulation, and inside storage boxes. Use a flashlight to look in cracks and holes or underneath objects.

When you find cockroaches in your house, you must understand the problems they bring. This knowledge should motivate you to take steps to reduce the threat to your health and belongings by removing the factors that make cockroaches want to live with you. 

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Expert Cockroach Elimination: Call In The Pros Right Away

Over-the-counter cockroach control products can seem like an easy solution to your cockroach problem. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls. Not only can these products fall short, but they can actually make your problem worse. A pest management professional uses trusted materials appropriately selected for the identified cockroach species and deploys the control products strategically. At Neighborly Pest Management, we also use field-tested methods to monitor for continued cockroach activity. Many of the warning signs are subtle and hard to detect, particularly as there are fewer and fewer active roaches.

If you're in Roseville, contact Neighborly Pest Management for an initial inspection. We'll inspect your home and share our findings with you. We'll explain what methods will work and the details about how we'll apply your roach pest control treatment. Then, with your approval, we'll take care of everything from start to finish. When we finish, your home will be roach-free. It's just that simple.

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Cockroach Prevention: Proactive Tips To Prevent Reinfestations

After getting professional local cockroach control, what must you do to prevent cockroaches from entering your home again? There are many steps you can take. We'll build off what we've discussed so far:

  • Remove Hiding Places: When cockroaches come close to your home, you don't want them to find things to hide under. They use ground cover to hide from the drying effects of the sun. Any dark, tight space will do. If the space is also moist, that is even better.
  • Sanitation: When cockroaches explore your perimeter, you don't want them to find food or smell decaying organic matter. Cockroaches eat things that are rotting. Make sure your trash receptacles are as clean as possible and free of strong odors.
  • Exclusion Work: Cockroaches are going to climb into every crack they can find. They can't help themselves. Try using expanding foam to address structural cavities and replace damaged screens and weatherstripping. Also, patch cracks in your foundation and apply caulk around window and door frames as needed. If your home has weep holes, make sure you have weep hole protectors.
  • Control Moisture: Cockroaches are attracted to damp conditions and humidity. A dry perimeter will help deter cockroaches and other pest activity. Clean your gutters, make repairs where needed, trim landscape vegetation, repair damaged plumbing, etc.
  • Keep Your Home Clean: If a cockroach finds its way indoors, a clean home may drive it back outdoors. Clean up food debris, including under stoves and behind refrigerators; deep clean the side of your oven, and pick up cardboard boxes and other clutter. Steps like these can make a big difference. 

If you want extra protection or need protection because you don't have the time to apply these strategies, contact Neighborly Pest Management. Ongoing pest control around your exterior can reduce pest activity and prevent pests from getting into your home. We can help you keep out all the common critters in the area, including cockroaches. Our service plans come with bimonthly service visits, routine interior and exterior inspections, exterior treatments, interior treatments as needed, spider web removal, wasp nest removal, and more. 

We'd love to talk with you about your options. Connect with Neighborly Pest Management today for a pest control solution that meets your needs and budget. With over 40 years of experience and a team of highly-trained career professionals, we can ensure you'll get the quality services you deserve. 

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