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Outsmarting Cockroaches In Orange County: Proven Strategies For Removal

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When we see something that doesn't belong, we want it removed. For example, if you notice a grease stain on a dress shirt, you will attempt to remove the spot by spraying and washing it. Why? Because if you cannot extract the blemish, you can no longer wear that shirt with your suit. Cockroaches are another example of something that doesn't belong. These pests have no place inside a home. 

If you wake up and turn on the light or move a kitchen cabinet and see cockroaches scurrying across the floor, you need cockroach control in Orange Countyfrom The PEST Group. We provide upfront pricing, responsive service, and comprehensive pest information. Our trained and certified pest management professionals use the latest technologies and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to ensure your complete satisfaction while safeguarding the environment. 

Sure Signs You Have A Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are active while you sleep. Although they move through homes in the dark and hide during the day, they still leave behind indicators. As you investigate, search for these signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Droppings

  • Egg capsules

  • Discarded skin castes

  • Cockroaches

  • Musty odor

We will examine these in more detail to help you determine if cockroaches are in your Orange County home. 

Small, blunt, cylindrical droppings indicate the presence of American or oriental cockroaches, while pepper-like specks resembling coffee grounds indicate German cockroaches. Female cockroaches use their saliva to glue dark-colored capsules that contain up to 40 eggs under ledges and shelves. Because cockroaches must shed their outer skeleton (exoskeleton) to progress to the next growth stage, they leave cream-colored skin castes behind furniture, appliances, and cabinets. 

German cockroaches are the primary invaders of Orange County homes. These insects have 1/2 to 5/8-inch light brown to tan bodies with two dark stripes on their backs. You will find them in warm, humid environments (i.e., kitchens and bathrooms). Lastly, cockroaches communicate using chemical trails (pheromones), so you will notice a musty odor when the cockroach infestation is dense and confined. 

When you see these signs, secure The PEST Group to remove cockroaches from your home. 

Common Problems Cockroaches Cause

Cockroaches forage in sewers, drains, trash, and compost piles, where bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms grow and develop. As they move through these unsanitary areas, disease-causing organisms stick to their bodies and leg spines. Later, when they invade a home, the pathogens transfer to cooking and eating surfaces, utensils, and exposed foods. Furthermore, cockroaches ingest these organisms and expel them through their feces as they walk through the house. 

When household members consume polluted food or use utensils or items contaminated by cockroaches, they can contract diseases. Salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and E. coli infections are a sampling of the many diseases cockroaches spread. Furthermore, inhalation of dried floating fecal matter and cockroach body proteins can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. 

The PEST Group protects your family by providing German cockroach treatments in Orange County. 

Cockroach Prevention: Tips To Safeguard Your Home

Although you cannot eliminate all the cockroaches around your house, you can deter them from entering your home by implementing the following: 

  • Provide proper ventilation to the crawl space or basement.

  • Seal foundation and roofline cracks and gaps.

  • Install mesh screens over vents and drains.

  • Repair leaking plumbing fixtures.

  • Vacuum the house regularly.

  • Keep outdoor garbage containers closed. 

  • Remove pet food from bowls before going to bed. 

House cockroach prevention requires maintaining a clean, dry environment inside and outside your home. When a pest management professional from The PEST Group inspects your property, we can provide additional suggestions. 

The Trick To Total Cockroach Control For Orange County Homes

Although the tips previously mentioned will deter a future cockroach infestation, you need The PEST Group to stop the cockroaches in your house now. We will inspect your home for entry points, attractants, and cockroach hot spots. An experienced pest management professional will determine the species infesting your home and develop an IPM cockroach pest control strategy that protects your family and the environment while eliminating these pests.

Contact us today to schedule your free inspection.