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Why Can't I Get These Roaches Out Of My Redding Home?

August 13, 2021 - Cockroaches

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Have you ever dealt with a problem that no matter how hard you tried to fix it, it just wouldn’t go away? Most people have. One issue homeowners have trouble with regularly here in Redding is getting roaches out of their living areas. These invading and problematic pests are a bane to many, and among the most difficult creatures to control. Fortunately, we are experts in cockroaches. To help you keep these invading bugs out of your home, here is everything you need to know.

Cockroaches Are Tough

One reason cockroaches are difficult to eliminate is that they are tough. This goes beyond their ability to withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure. These pests are also resistant to radiation and a variety of chemical-based pest control products. In order to eliminate these pests properly, a firm understanding of their biology and resistances is required.

Cockroaches Are Quick

Have you ever seen a cockroach skitter across a floor? They are fast. Not only are they fast but they can transition from floors, to walls, to ceilings without breaking pace. If you turn on a light at 2 am to grab a glass of water from your kitchen and spot a roach in the middle of the room, they will not be there for long.

Cockroaches Love Hiding

Cockroaches are nocturnal by nature and actively avoid interacting with humans. What is interesting, however, is that not all roaches are scaredy cats. Every so often a roach is bred with extra bravery. This may sound silly, but it is an actual thing. These braver roaches come out in broad daylight, giving away their hiding brothers and sisters, making them the best and worst type of roach. 

Cockroaches Are Dangerous

If you look out in nature, you might realize that there are no trash cans. This is because cockroaches fill this role. These filthy creatures will eat just about anything including items covered in disease-causing organisms. When inside homes they carry these organisms over surfaces and left-out food. Some of the most common diseases people contract from these pests are cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, leprosy, and salmonellosis.

Cockroaches Are Great At Invading

Cockroaches have the ability to compress their bodies flat to fit through small gaps, cracks, and openings. They use this skill to squeeze their way into homes. Even crazier than this, roaches will on occasion use utility piping like sewage lines to crawl between homes. This means if your neighbor has an infestation, you could get one by proxy.

Cockroaches Are Preventable

There are many strategies that help deter roaches. Some we recommend you use around your home include:

  • Wiping down surfaces after meals
  • Cleaning floors and carpets regularly
  • Addressing moisture issues
  • Sealing your home’s exterior
  • Investing in trash cans with tight-fitting lids
  • Keeping clutter to a minimum

Beyond these simple DIY tips, your best option to control roaches is to hire a professional.

The Reason You Should Consider Professional Pest Control For Your Home

There is only one reliable way to remove a cockroach infestation from your home and that is with professional help. At Jefferson Pest Control, we offer both single service and long-term cockroach control options. Regardless of the severity of your problem, we are standing by with the advanced tools and experience needed to get the job done right the first time. Reach out to our team today to discuss our pest control options and find a time to have your Redding home inspected for pest pressures. We also offer commercial pest control for local businesses.