Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?


Cockroaches are recognizable pests notorious for their unhygienic nature and how difficult it can be to remove an infestation of these insects. Cockroaches are scavengers and highly opportunistic, and if your property has been identified as an easy source of food, moisture, or shelter, you could be dealing with a serious cockroach infestation in no time.

In our area, the most common types of cockroaches that cross into our structures include brown-banded, oriental, German, and American cockroaches. These species look similar, but size and coloring set them apart. A service technician from BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care can help you identify the specific cockroach species on your property.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are dangerous. These insects spread bacteria and pathogens throughout your property as they create their nests and scavenge for food. Diseases that cockroaches may introduce to your surfaces and stored food areas include cholera, salmonella, dysentery, listeriosis, and many others.
Additionally, cockroaches may trigger allergic reactions and breathing issues in sensitive individuals, and they leave behind droppings, saliva, shed skins, and egg cases around your property. Over time, a cockroach infestation causes serious health issues and problems with stress.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are highly opportunistic and invade properties where they can easily access food, moisture, and nesting spots. If you are noticing an increase in cockroaches around your property, it’s highly likely that you have some of these factors attracting them. An important part of effective cockroach control is eliminating the attractants that may be encouraging infestation in the first place.

Contact BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today to reclaim the peace and safety of your property.

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Where Will I Find Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are most commonly found hiding in dark, warm, or secluded areas, though this can vary slightly depending on the species you are dealing with. Cockroaches may be seen around kitchens, hiding in food storage areas, underneath appliances, at the backs of cabinets, and in basements, attics, or garages.

It’s important to note that if you want to totally get rid of cockroaches, you will need to eliminate all traces of these pests to ensure you don’t deal with a reinfestation in the future – BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care will help you with this task.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Remove cockroaches the easy way by contacting BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care at the first signs of these pests. Our team of service technicians will help to identify the root cause of your problem and provide you with cockroach treatment that effectively eradicates your insect problem.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

In addition to professional cockroach removal, follow these prevention tips to ensure roaches don’t return in the future:

  • Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, utility areas, windows, and doors to keep cockroaches from wandering inside.
  • Place screens over windows and any vented areas near crawl spaces or attics to cockroach-proof interior areas.
  • Store leftover food properly and consider using airtight containers in food pantry areas to keep roaches out.
  • Clean up food and drink spills immediately, and never leave out dirty dishes, as the aroma attracts roaches.
  • Seal trash bags tightly and throw away trash promptly to stop the odor from attracting roaches.
  • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, debris piles, organic matter, and wood piles to reduce cockroach hiding spots.
  • Address moisture issues and use dehumidifiers when possible to eliminate the damp, humid conditions most roaches are drawn to.

For more cockroach prevention advice or assistance removing an infestation of these pests, contact BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care today.

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