Identifying And Getting Rid Of Roaches In Your Pasadena Home

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Roaches enter houses looking for food, water, and shelter. Once inside, these insects can spread diseases to residents. Keeping these pests from getting into your home is the best way to keep your family safe. Keep reading to learn more about roaches in Maryland and how Pasadena pest control can help.

How To Identify The Cockroaches In Your Home

There are five types of cockroaches in Maryland that invade buildings. These pests differ in size and color, enabling you to determine which roach is in your house. The cockroaches you might see in your Maryland home include the following:

  • German cockroaches are 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch, light brown to tan, and oval-shaped with two dark stripes on their backs.
  • Brown-banded cockroaches are 1/2 an inch and brown with two lighter brown bands on their bodies.
  • American cockroaches are 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches and reddish-brown. They’re oval-shaped with long antennae and a yellowish figure-eight pattern on the back of their heads.
  • Oriental cockroaches are about one inch and shiny black to dark-reddish brown with a glossy appearance.
  • Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are 3/4 to 1 inch and dark brown. Male wings are longer than their bodies, and females have short wings.

Cockroach identification is essential in determining how to get rid of these pests. Because of their different habits and behaviors, some might not be in your area. Regardless of the roach, a dependable pest control company can help eliminate cockroaches from your Maryland home.

Why Roaches In Your Home Is A Serious Risk To Your Health

Cockroaches pick up bacteria and pathogens on their bodies and legs. They transfer these organisms to food and surfaces that people come into contact with, resulting in sickness. Some of the illnesses that cockroaches can spread include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery

Additionally, the saliva, urine, and droppings left by roaches can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks. German, brown-banded, American, and oriental cockroaches pass these organisms along, making them dangerous to people.

Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are less likely to cause problems for people as they rarely invade homes. However, they are more likely to enter homes made of wood or in wooded areas than in urban settings. While they can enter homes by choice, they might also get into a home with firewood.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your House Fast!

It can be hard to eliminate a roach infestation because they find places to hide and breed. The best way to get rid of roaches quickly is to call local pest control. At Accutech Pest Management, we’ll inspect your home to find all pests and provide treatments to ensure they don’t return. Our technicians will get rid of all roaches in your house. In the meantime, there are some ways that you can prevent cockroach infestations from happening on your own.

Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Infestations

Learning how to deter cockroaches from entering your home is the best way to keep them away. Roaches typically enter homes looking for food, water, and shelter. Eliminating these attractions and entrance opportunities can help to avoid an infestation. Some tips for keeping cockroaches from getting into your home include the following:

  • Seal cracks in doors and windows.
  • Clean up clutter where cockroaches can hide.
  • Store wood away from your house.
  • Avoid leaving food out in the open.
  • Clean up spills and fix leaks in your home.

These tips will help to keep most roaches out of your home. Reach out today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Maryland.

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