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How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My West Harrison Home?

January 10, 2024 - Cockroaches

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Living in a close-knit, caring community like West Harrison, Ohio, has many perks. Folks are friendly, and peaceful neighborhoods are plentiful. People seeking a reprieve from a fast-paced city lifestyle will find this small country town the ideal location for settling down and raising a family.

One group of area pests that enjoy establishing family units within West Harrison homes is the local cockroach population. Unless homeowners use expert cockroach pest control, their homes could soon be anything but peaceful.

How Can I Be Sure It's Roaches In My Home?

Roaches are relatively easy to identify; their body shape has unique characteristics, making them one of the more straightforward household pests. Because their activities typically occur at night, and they usually hang out in dark areas of homes, one of the first signs of their arrival is seeing these speedy bugs racing to dim areas of a room when lights switch on.

Three signs that can confirm the presence of roaches in homes include:

  1. Black specks (like pepper granules) that are cylindrical (blunt on the ends and ridged on the sides)

  2. Egg capsules attached to surfaces (light to dark brown, reddish, yellow, or tan)

  3. A pervasive, musty, mildew odor

When signs of cockroaches become evident, it is essential to call in a professional roach pest control company like 1 Stop Pest Control immediately. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians can locate cockroach hotspots and quickly eliminate them from homes.

Are Roaches In The House Dangerous?

Roaches roaming around homes present serious health risks, such as the spread of 33 different bacteria. As these insects crawl through filthy areas, like sewage and decaying matter, they pick up germs on their bodies and the spines of their legs. When they move about homes, dangerous pathogens get deposited onto your home's surfaces and food storage areas. When people come in contact with these surfaces and foods, they can get extremely ill.

Diseases such as typhoid fever, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, E. coli infection, dysentery, listeriosis, and cholera are some of the illnesses associated with cockroach infestations. Additionally, cockroaches defecate and urinate on surfaces as they move through homes. Cockroach's feces and urine allergens can heighten asthma and allergy symptoms. Additionally, roaches also carry parasitic worms and spread human pathogens.

Unless homeowners swiftly address cockroach infestations, the health of those inside homes can degrade rapidly. Rapid roach pest control in West Harrison is available with 1 Stop Pest Control. We offer emergency and same-day services to address your most pressing pest control issues.

Why Do I Have Roaches In My House?

Some folks believe only people with filthy homes will have problems with cockroaches; that's not true. Food shortages are an excellent motivating factor for cockroaches to look for new homes, as are temperature changes and excess water like heavy rains. Most cockroach species are most comfortable when temperatures average between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit; too hot or too cold might force roaches to seek alternative accommodations. Likewise, when cockroach homes get flooded with excess water, they will look for drier areas.

Some ways roaches make their way indoors include:

  • Hitching a ride on boxes and people's belongings

  • Using the sewage system to enter homes through drains

  • Squeezing through cracks, crevices, and gaps in foundations

  • Squeezing through damaged caulking around windows and doors

  • Crawling through openings like vents.

While it might not be food sources that initially lure cockroaches to your house, a good food supply (crumbs, spills, dishes in sinks, garbage) could keep them indoors for extended periods. Homeowners who want to ensure roaches quickly leave their homes will enlist the help of a pest expert like 1 Stop Pest Control.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches?

The best way to get rid of roaches from your West Harrison home is with help from 1 Stop Pest Control. While our family-owned company began providing outstanding pest control solutions to customers in 2012, our owner has been in the industry for over 30 years. We have an expert team of knowledgeable and caring technicians who can provide effective and reliable pest and cockroach control services that work, and we back that up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Contact 1 Stop Pest Control today for a quote on our effective cockroach removal treatments.

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