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Say Goodbye To Cockroaches: The Most Effective Treatment For Your Orange County Home

a cockroach crawling in a home

Seeing a cockroach inside your home is unnerving, but learning that these pests rarely travel alone and there is likely a lot more hiding throughout the house is even more disturbing. Roaches frequently invade homes while searching for food, water, and shelter, and if your house gives them access to these necessities, they won’t be leaving on their own. 

This article will explain how to identify the different species of roaches that enter homes and review the health risks they pose to the people inside. We’ll also explain when to call in the experts and provide practical tips to help you prevent another invasion. Learn more about achieving long-term pest control in Orange County with the pros at The PEST Group.

Understanding The Cockroach Problem: Identifying The Culprits

Orange County is home to several types of cockroaches, and identifying the specific species in your house is the first step in controlling them. The following list includes descriptions of the most likely culprits:

  • American cockroaches are reddish-brown with a yellow figure-eight pattern on the back of the head. They grow between 1 1/4 and 2 1/8 inches long.
  • Brown-banded cockroaches are brown with two lighter brown bands running across the body and around 1/2 an inch long.
  • German cockroaches are light brown to tan with two dark, almost parallel stripes behind the head. They range between 1/2 and 5/8 of an inch long.
  • Oriental cockroaches are shiny black to dark reddish-brown and about 1 inch long.
  • Smoky brown cockroaches are dark brown to black with wings longer than the body. They grow to between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 inches long.

If you have trouble identifying the species in your home or need assistance removing them, the pros at The PEST Group are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach control services in Orange County or to request your free inspection.

Health Hazards Of Cockroaches: Protecting Your Family

Cockroaches have a terrible reputation, and it is well deserved. While outside, these dirty insects travel through and feed on garbage, decaying organic matter, and sewage. When they enter your home, they carry pathogens from this waste on their legs and bodies, contaminating your food and surfaces. 

A cockroach infestation can cause year-round allergy symptoms and aggravate asthma, especially in young children. The sooner you can get these pests out of the house, the safer everyone will be. Contact us today at The PEST Group to learn how our experts can help get rid of these pests quickly and protect your family from their health hazards.

Professional Cockroach Elimination: When To Call The Experts

Cockroaches are highly adaptable insects that can learn to avoid baits and traps, and they multiply rapidly, further compounding the problem. The simplest and most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to call the experts at the first sign of trouble. Contact us at The PEST Group for assistance in eradicating and preventing cockroaches from reinfesting your home.

Maintenance Tips: Ensuring Long-Term Cockroach Control

After we eliminate your infestation, it is time to learn how to keep cockroaches out of your house for good. Here are some of our best tips to ensure long-term control:

  • Seal cracks and crevices to eliminate entry points.
  • Install mesh screens over vents and drains.
  • Store trash properly in well-sealed receptacles.
  • Repair any moisture issues. 
  • Keep your home clean and tidy.

The PEST Group can also assist you with preventive cockroach pest control. Reach out today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Orange County or to request your free inspection.

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