Cockroach Control: A Helpful Guide For Southeast Florida Homeowners

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Living in Southeast Florida comes with warm weather, beautiful beaches, and active lifestyles. Unfortunately, our paradise can also come with uninvited guests, like cockroaches. If you need to get rid of cockroaches in your home or apartment, request a free quote today from the Southeast Florida pest control experts at Squash-A-Bug Pest Control.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Cockroaches

There are many different types of cockroaches in Southeast Florida to watch out for. Some of the most common kinds we deal with are German cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Florida woods cockroaches. Being able to identify their habits and behaviors is crucial to fully exterminating these roaches from your living space.

Did you know that cockroaches communicate with one another using chemicals called cuticular hydrocarbons? Roaches exude these chemicals, and they also leave them in their feces. By doing so, they communicate with each other about travel paths and the best hiding places they find.

Roaches can also infest your home in large numbers. Female cockroaches, which are usually larger than males, can produce about 48 eggs per month. This is one of the reasons why roaches seem to spread so quickly and become almost impossible to exterminate. Nevertheless, learning these cockroach facts will help you get rid of them faster. If you see roaches in your home, we suggest you contact us for professional cockroach control services as soon as possible.

Why Cockroach Infestations Are Such A Health Hazard

Cockroach infestations aren’t just a nuisance in your home. Having roaches around is also a serious health hazard to you and your loved ones. Since they often live and breed in unsanitary environments like on pipes and in trash or sewers, cockroaches can spread dangerous bacteria to humans and pets alike. They can transmit a variety of different diseases through food or utensil contamination, or even by crawling on your bathroom counter.

The most common diseases that can be passed from cockroaches to humans are:

  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • E.coli infection
  • Giardia
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Listeriosis 
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever

In addition to the illnesses listed above, cockroaches can also aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.

Don’t risk your health or the health of your loved ones, especially when it comes to diseases that bring about uncomfortable, painful, and dangerous symptoms. If you’re wondering how to get rid of cockroaches in your Southeast Florida home, seek professional assistance today.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Cockroach To Homes

Unfortunately, cockroaches can infest just about any home, whether it's clean or not. However, you can remove some of the factors that attract cockroaches to your house or apartment using these four simple tips:

  1. Seal any entry points into your home. This means closing any gaps around your window or door frames, as well as sealing up holes in your home’s exterior with silicone caulking or another tool.
  2. Keep your kitchen clean and tidy. Leaving food out or crumbs on your floor will attract these insects, so we suggest paying special attention to your food prep and eating areas.
  3. Eliminate water sources. Fixing leaky faucets and pipes is essential to preventing or getting rid of roaches.
  4. Dispose of trash regularly. Cleaning up trash regularly (and tightly sealing trash bags!) will help you reduce and prevent roaches in your home, yard, and garage.

In addition to the tips above, we suggest you seek out professional cockroach control in Southeast Florida. Squash-A-Bug can help you get rid of roaches for good!

Call The Professionals For Total Cockroach Elimination

The safest and most efficient way to eliminate a cockroach infestation is through professional pest control services. At Squash-A-Bug Pest Control, we perform detailed home inspections to detect the presence of roaches and their entry points. Based on our inspection, we’ll create and implement a comprehensive pest control program that suits your needs and situation. After applying the treatment, we will provide you with regular follow-up visits and some helpful preventative education so you can keep roaches away. Request a free quote today and learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Southeast Florida.

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