What It Takes To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Atlanta Home

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Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests throughout recorded history. Some of the common characteristics of cockroaches include a flat body style that ranges in length from 1/2 of an inch to more than 3 inches. They appear in various colors, including brown, black, and mahogany, and have a durable exterior and antennae. Although many species have wings, most demonstrate poor flying skills; most move surprisingly fast using their six legs.  

Are you noticing the presence of cockroaches inside your home? Speak with a licensed Atlanta pest control professional about your cockroach problem. They are knowledgeable in identifying cockroach problems, understanding various treatment options, and how to get rid of them effectively. 

Types Of Cockroaches That Commonly Invade Atlanta Homes 

Estimates suggest that more than 4,000 different cockroach species exist in the world today. Are you wondering how many species of cockroaches there are in Georgia? Most experts suggest that the state is home to more than 50 various types. Among the most common types found in this region include: 

  • American cockroach: With a long body that often reaches 2 inches long, the American cockroach is reddish-brown with yellow markings.
  • German cockroach: Among the most common home-invading species, German cockroaches usually measure 5/8 inches long and have a tan or light brown exterior with two dark stripes. 
  • Oriental cockroach: The Oriental cockroach has a distinctive shiny black appearance and measures roughly 1 inch long.

Cockroaches adapt well indoors and usually exhibit tremendous resiliency based on their durable body, elusiveness, and omnivorous diet. 

The Health Hazards That Roaches Can Create In A Home 

Cockroaches routinely travel through garbage and likely encounter parasites. As cockroaches move inside your home, they may contaminate food and surfaces with excrement. What diseases do cockroaches carry? Cockroaches can spread salmonellosis, cholera, E. coli, and other troubling health concerns. 

In large cockroach infestations, saliva, feces, and shed body parts can trigger allergic reactions and asthma among those with sensitivities. 

Why DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money 

The professionals at Squash-A-Bug Pest Control typically discourage individuals from considering store-bought home pest control products marketed using exaggerated and disingenuous claims of effectiveness. Weeks or months later, many of these options demonstrate poor results that prolong the feelings of frustration. The best decision involves seeking assistance from a properly trained industry professional. 

Call The Professionals For Total Cockroach Elimination For Your Home 

The qualified professionals at Squash-A-Bug Pest Control provide both comprehensive and customized services for home and business owners facing cockroach infestations. Our family-owned company understands that our clients deserve more than simply one-size-fits-all solutions; therefore, we approach each challenge individually and always begin by performing a thorough property inspection. Our technicians assess the environment, identify entry points, closely inspect hard-to-reach spaces, and detect any existing property conditions that make the premises vulnerable to pest intrusions. 

According to the requirements enacted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act, our organization complies with all guidelines regarding company licensing, operator certification, and registration of employees. Our knowledgeable team of experts completes classroom training involving federal regulations, pesticide labeling interpretation, responding in cases of emergency, and the best practices for mixing, handling, storing and disposing of pesticides. 

In addition to cockroaches, our specialists have many years of experience assisting with ants, fleas, rodents, and many other aggravating and potentially harmful pest intruders. Keep in mind that we always back the quality of our work with a “no-nonsense” customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact our office today for a consultation. 

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