There is no denying that cockroaches are scary. Maybe it’s their size, or perhaps the way they can transfer from running up a wall to across a ceiling without breaking pace. It might even be the sounds they make when gathered in a group. The funny thing is, whatever it is that makes you afraid of cockroaches, might not be as scary as what having cockroaches in your home really means.
Different Types Of Cockroaches In Charlotte
The American Roach: Reddish-brown in color and about 1 ¼” to 2 1/8” in length when fully grown, the American roach can most commonly be found nesting in hot and humid areas, such as in your laundry room.
The German Roach: Light brown to tan in color and ½” to ⅝” in length, the German roach can most commonly be found nesting around kitchens and bathrooms inside homes.
The Smokey Brown Roach: black and mahogany in color, the Smokey brown roach looks much like the American roach, only much smaller at only half its size. These pests are most commonly found outside of the home, but can occasionally be pushed inside if conditions outside become harsh.
How Dangerous Roaches Can Be
Cockroaches are much more than just a scary-looking pest. Because of their filthy lifestyle, cockroaches are vectors for a number of dangerous and life-changing diseases. Some of the most common diseases cockroaches have been known to spread include salmonellosis, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and even the plague. If that wasn’t enough, cockroaches can also trigger asthma attacks with the skin they molt.
Basic Prevention Tips For Cockroaches
- Install dehumidifiers in humid areas of your home.
- Fix leaky piping and make sure your gutters are all in good working order.
- Seal gaps and cracks around your home's foundation using a caulking gun.
- Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
- Clean regularly and thoroughly.
- Store leftover food inside plastic containers.
Why Choose Professional Pest Control Over DIY
When cockroaches get into homes, most people first turn to DIY pest control methods. We have seen this many times, and have heard countless horror stories of our customers wasting money, creating messes, and becoming frustrated trying to eliminate roaches on their own. When they turned to the experts here at ProForce LLC, however, cockroach prevention became a breeze. No wasted money, no unneeded stress, just results.
If you are looking for a way to get and keep cockroaches out of your Charlotte home, give us a call today and let us find the best solution for your pest need.