The Secret To Getting Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Southeast Florida Home

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Have you ever seen a cockroach up close? These pests are downright spooky. Their flat bodies and skittering legs make them a truly horrific sight. What makes these bugs scarier is finding them inside your home. The good news is that some methods work great in controlling these invasive pests.

Here is everything you need to know about the cockroaches in Southeast Florida and the secret to controlling infestations. Contact our Squash A Bug Pest Control team if you want to hear about our fast, professional options. We will show you what pest control in Southeast Florida should look like and help you address roach problems inside your home.

How To Identify A Cockroach

Many pests in Southeast Florida slightly resemble cockroaches. Identify a real cockroach by its oval-shaped, flat body, six legs, small protruding head, and two antennae. Some common types of cockroaches in our area are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, smokybrown cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, and Asian cockroaches.

To identify an infestation of these pests inside your home, look for the signs they leave behind, including live and dead roaches, droppings, shed skin, egg casings, and an odd musty odor. For more help with cockroach identification, bring in our team for a detailed pest inspection.

The Health Risks Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home

Cockroaches are not just creepy insects; they also pose various health risks to humans. These dirty pests pick up harmful disease-causing organisms from trash cans, fecal droppings, and other filthy areas. They then transmit sickness vectors over countertops, onto left-out food, and in other places, people might touch.

A few common diseases cockroaches carry include cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery, salmonellosis, and listeriosis. If you suspect these pests are crawling inside your home, clean kitchen surfaces often, do not use dishes that may be contaminated and avoid eating food from opened or unsecured containers. 

In addition to spreading disease, cockroaches contribute to asthma attacks and allergic reactions with their shed skin and fecal droppings. This problem is most common in moderate to severe infestations, however. As long as you take care of these pests early, your risk of getting sick should be minimal. 

Eliminate Factors That Attract Cockroaches Into Your Home

Many things might entice cockroaches into your home. The three things these bugs love more than anything else are food, moisture, and hiding places. A cockroach will eat just about anything from a left-out sandwich to book glue. They will also drink and soak in most liquids.

As for shelter, these pests only need secluded areas. They prefer locations that allow their backs and bellies to touch surfaces simultaneously, like the space behind ovens and refrigerators. If your home has these things, then cockroaches might decide to invade.

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home For Good 

There is only one way to guarantee cockroaches leave your home and stay out. It involves hiring a pest control professional. For services, you can trust, look no further than our team at Squash A Bug Pest Control. We focus on high-quality treatments and your satisfaction. Let us visit you and show you just how easy cockroach control can be when you have experts on your side.

Call now to make an appointment for your Southeast Florida home and let our team address your current and future pest problems. For the fastest services, do not wait. We are ready now to help you combat cockroaches. 

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