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How to Get Rid of Roaches In Your Orange Home

September 15, 2021 - Cockroaches

How to Get Rid of Roaches In Your Orange County Home

If you see a cockroach skitter across your bathroom floor, you're likely to be worried. What's worse, if you see one cockroach, there are likely more in your home. Here in Orange County, if you're experiencing a cockroach problem, you're likely dealing with one of the following species: The American cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, or German cockroach.

These three species of cockroaches are similar in appearance, with only slight variations in color or size. Cockroaches have flat oval-shaped bodies, are roughly ½  inch to ⅝ inch long, have six legs, wings, and antennae. They range in color from a reddish-brown color to various shades of brown. Although they have wings, they rarely fly; rather they scurry about. Cockroaches are one of the worst pests to invade your home as they are known carriers of up to 33 kinds of bacteria.

How Dangerous Is A Cockroach Infestation?

Most people know cockroaches to be disgusting pests to have in their home but what most people are not aware of is just how dangerous these bugs are to humans. Before making their way into your home, cockroaches have traveled through some pretty gnarly places mainly because they are drawn to areas of filth and debris.

Once they have made their way into your home, they will gravitate to areas that are dark and where they will find food and moisture, making your kitchen and bathroom two of their favorite places to dwell.

If you find yourself with a cockroach infestation, you will be putting yourself and your family at risk of the following illnesses:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E. Coli

Five Tips On How To Prevent Cockroaches From Invading Your Orange County Home

Once our team has eliminated the threat of cockroaches inside your home, the best defense against cockroaches is to know how to avoid another infestation.

Here are five tips on how to stop a cockroach problem before it starts:

  1. Check the exterior of your home for easy entry points. Seal up any cracks and cap vents.
  2. Check for leaks inside your home and remove any standing water near the exterior of your home. Cockroaches are attracted to moisture.
  3. De-clutter. Cockroaches love to hide, so it is important to keep your home clean and clear of clutter, removing easy hiding spots.
  4. Clean up yard debris. Your outside is as important as the inside of your home. Cockroaches will be attracted to your cluttered yard and eventually find their way inside if you aren’t careful.
  5. Responsible food storage. Cockroaches are drawn to your food. Keep meals in the kitchen and dining room. Be sure to store all food in airtight containers. Wash and put away used dishes immediately. 

What Is The Next Step After Realizing You Have A Cockroach Infestation?

Much to your dismay, you have discovered that you have a family of cockroaches living rent-free in your home, eating your food and leaving a mess and potential disease in their wake. You try to get rid of them on your own but they seem to be multiplying every week. You probably aren’t wrong. Cockroaches multiply at alarming rates. A single female lays sixteen eggs at a time and can do so up to fourteen times during her lifespan. What's worse, they are resilient creatures and often develop an immunity to DIY treatment methods.

If you find yourself face-to-face with a cockroach infestation call the pest experts at Black Diamond Pest Control immediately. Our trained specialists will assess your home and have it cleared of cockroaches in no time. We offer both home pest control and commercial pest management solutions!