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How to Prevent & Get Rid of American, German & Oriental Cockroaches in The Villages, FL

Seeing one cockroach in your home is enough to send you running for the hills. Now imagine seeing hundreds or thousands of them; a complete nightmare. Not only are cockroaches a nuisance, they are completely unsanitary and can spread disease since they live on just about anything. If you have any reason to suspect a cockroach infestation in your home, the time to act is now to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Cockroach Identification

There are about 4,000 species of cockroaches found throughout the world, and about 70 of them can be found in the United States. So, it’s not surprising that they can easily wreak havoc on our lives. Three of the most common cockroaches found in home infestations are the American Cockroach, the German Cockroach, and the Oriental Cockroach.

American Cockroach

• Largest of house-infesting cockroaches
• Mostly active in a temp. of 70 degrees or higher.
• Yellowish brown
• Have yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of their head
• Often found in sewers and basements, specifically around pipes and drains

German Cockroach

• Most common of cockroaches
• Prefer warm and humid places
• Infestations usually occur in kitchens and bathrooms and often in rooms where people eat and drink
• Oval shaped
• Light brown to tan color with two dark stripes on their backs

Oriental Cockroach

• Found in northern region of the U.S
• Come from sewers and live in basements and crawl spaces
• Considered one of the dirtiest cockroach species
• Very dark colored and shiny

Signs of a Cockroach Infestations

• Roaches crawling around during the day and dead ones lying around
• A musky or oily smell
• Fecal droppings that look like ground coffee or black pepper
• Egg casings that have a round shape and brownish color

Cockroach Prevention

There are two basic steps to preventing a roach infestation- sanitation/preparation followed by professional treatment (that’s where we come in).
Get rid of food sources
• Empty and clean kitchen appliances and cabinets
• Keep food in sealed containers
• Only eat food in one room of the house
• Clean the kitchen every night and vacuum all other areas of the house
• Empty pet food containers overnight and keep garbage cans clean and covered.
Eliminate water sources
• Fix any leaky plumbing
• Dry all sinks, showers, bathtubs, etc. before bed and plug the drains
• Keep washcloths and toothbrushes dried and sealed in plastic bags.
Remove hiding spots
• Seal cracks and crevices around your house
• Ensure windows and door frames are tight

Cockroach Pest Control

The best and most headache free way to take care of cockroach and other pest problems is to call the professionals. We have the experience to address and solve pest infestations to prevent you from ever dealing with a roach again! Call Pest 911 today!

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