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

cockroach on a window screen

In a perfect world, cockroaches would stay outside of homes and never cause homeowners trouble. We, of course, do not live in a perfect world. We live in a world where cockroaches regularly invade local dwellings and are known for causing serious problems. If you are up against a cockroach infestation in your Marietta home, we have some things to share with you today. To skip right to professional cockroach control, call us now. At ProCare Pest Services we understand these problematic pests and would be happy to put our experience to work for you.

How Do I Tell If It's Cockroaches In My House?

There are lots of pests that invade homes here in Marietta. How do you tell if you have cockroaches and not some other invasive bugs? To start, roaches are flat, oval-shaped insects. The most common species in Marietta, the German cockroach is ?” long, light brown to tan, and has two, almost parallel lines behind its head. Another common roach, the Oriental cockroach is a bit larger at 1 inch long and is jet black. Finally, the largest roach in Marietta is the American cockroach. This insect is 1 ¼ to 2 ?” long, reddish-brown, and has a yellow figure-eight pattern located behind its head.

One thing you should know is how to identify signs of cockroaches. These pests will leave many clues behind inside homes. Some signs you should know about are grease marks, fecal droppings, egg casings, shed skins, dead roaches, and a musty, oily odor in the air.

Can Roaches In My House Really Make Me Sick?

Cockroaches are dangerous insects. They are dangerous because of the many harmful disease-causing organisms they can carry. The German cockroach alone can spread 33 forms of bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 parasitic worms. If you were to ingest one of these sickness vectors, you could find yourself very sick. Some common diseases carried by cockroaches are salmonellosis, cholera, dysentery, and campylobacteriosis. 

Another way cockroaches get homeowners sick is with their dried fecal droppings and shed skins. These things break down into dust-like particulates and float all around homes. If you have asthma or allergies, these irritants could cause your breathing problems to become worse. 

Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My House?

There are many reasons why cockroaches might invade your home. The most common reason cockroaches invade is to find shelter. Although able to live in many environments, roaches love warm, moist, and secluded areas. Inside homes, these pests will seek shelter around refrigerators, stoves, basements, crawlspaces, laundry rooms, and other secluded areas. To stay well-fed indoors, roaches look for tasty treats to eat. They might find food on the floor, inside trash bins, and across countertops. They might also decide to eat strange items like glue, shampoo, or toenail clippings. One thing a roach cannot live without is moisture. The more water leaks, humidity, and other moisture problems your home has, the more comfortable roaches will be.

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

The absolute best way to control a cockroach infestation is by hiring the professionals at ProCare Pest Services. We understand these invasive pests and offer quick and effective treatment options to help homeowners like you find freedom from infestation. It all starts with a thorough inspection. After we have identified these pests indoors, we will apply treatments to eliminate them and install an invisible pest control barrier around your home’s exterior to keep roaches out in the future.

Call now if you want to learn more about pest control in Marietta and schedule your home and property for a service visit.