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

an american cockroach crawling on food

Even if you've never had a cockroach infestation, you probably know that these are undesirable and disgusting pests. While any pest is difficult to deal with and unpleasant, cockroaches are particularly problematic. These common home invaders are incredibly invasive, and they are also one of the most dangerous pests in the area.

If you already have a cockroach infestation, trying to remove it may feel impossible. But, the ProCare Pest Services team is here to help you with any cockroach problem. This guide contains all the information you need to deal with cockroaches in Marietta.

What Do Cockroaches Look Like?

Cockroaches look similar to beetles as they have long, oval-shaped bodies and a more rigid exoskeleton on their backs. They have wings but rarely fly and also have six legs.

There are three main species of cockroaches in the area:

  1. German cockroaches: These are the most common roaches in the country and primarily live indoors. They are light brown with two black stripes that run vertically behind their heads.
  2. American cockroaches: This species can get up to three inches long and is reddish-brown. They are the largest kind of roach in the United States. 
  3. Oriental cockroaches: The oriental cockroach is a jet black color and prefers highly humid environments. They are about an inch long. 

All three of these roaches can be dangerous in your home, so you'll need to remove them quickly to keep yourself and your family safe.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Roaches In My Home?

You've probably heard that cockroaches are unsanitary, but they're also dangerous to human health. Roaches love to live around disgusting materials like feces, trash, and even dead animals. They eat all kinds of organic material, from the food in your pantry to sewage in your pipes. They pick up pathogens on their bodies and legs and can spread these germs wherever they go next.

Cockroaches can spread up to 35 different diseases, some severe, such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, and salmonella. They can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

Why Do I Have Roaches, And Why Won't They Go Away?

While you might assume that only cluttered homes will get cockroaches, the fact is that almost anywhere could have these gross pests. Cockroaches are prevalent, especially the German cockroach. They can survive on small food crumbs and are resistant to many products meant to eradicate them.

Cockroaches can get into homes through pipes, vent openings, cracks in the walls, unsealed doors, or broken screens. Once they are in your home, they often have access to everything they need. They'll find many food sources and shelter inside walls or behind appliances.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches In My House?

If you currently have a cockroach problem, it is tempting to try and remove it on your own. There are products at the store that advertise cockroach elimination, but most of these won't eliminate the entire infestation. The only truly effective way to remove roaches is through Marietta pest control from ProCare Pest Services.

We use robust treatments that not only eliminate every cockroach but are safe for you, your family, and your pets. Our home pest control plans also include ongoing cockroach prevention to ensure these dangerous pests don't return in the future. Call our office today to request a quote or schedule a home pest control treatment around your property.