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The Trick To Getting Rid Of Roaches In Your Nassau County Home

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Cockroaches are a particularly nasty pest. Getting rid of cockroaches is at the top of the list when it comes to pest control in Nassau County.

Cockroaches are widely known to trigger severe allergies and spread disease. For that reason, it is important to stay vigilant and always be on the lookout for signs that you have a cockroach infestation. When you do observe clear signs of an infestation, call the professionals at Parkway Pest Services ASAP to nip the problem in the bud.

Clear Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home 

Although cockroaches are nocturnal pests, they leave behind a trail of clues that you can clearly see in the light of day. If you see some or all of these around your house, you may very well have a cockroach infestation:

  • Eggs: If you see egg capsules left behind, they can carry and release up to 30 cockroach nymphs, or offspring.
  • Property damage: Chew marks on food or bite marks on leather are both common cockroach problems.
  • Shed skins: Cockroaches regularly shed their skin and leave it behind throughout your home.
  • Uncommon odors: Cockroaches produce a unique musty, damp smell.
  • Smear marks: Cockroaches leave behind markings on floors and walls.
  • Defecation: These droppings are small and can resemble coffee grounds.

If you have noticed any of the above signs of a cockroach infestation, call the professional licensed pest professionals at Parkway Pest Services to devise a plan and get rid of cockroaches in your house.

Cockroaches Are Known To Trigger Allergies And Spread Disease

Not only are cockroaches unsightly and unnerving, but they are also known to trigger allergies and spread disease. Allergic reactions to cockroaches in your home can include the following symptoms: runny nose; itchy, red eyes; coughing; wheezing; and shortness of breath.

In addition to allergic reactions, cockroaches also spread the following diseases and more:

  • Dysentery
  • Plague
  • Leprosy
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Listeriosis

When it comes to cockroaches, you have to constantly stay vigilant, because cockroaches spread disease through direct contact and also through indirect contact with surfaces and food you may consume.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Roaches

Roaches are drawn to small, private places within our homes. Some like it humid and others dry. All of them potentially carry diseases. That is why it is imperative to understand how to deter cockroaches:

  • Keep it clean: Cockroaches prefer dark areas full of clutter and mess. By keeping it clean, you will make your home less hospitable for them.
  • Eradicate hiding spots: All cockroaches like to be apart from humans in the home. That amounts to spaces like drains, bathroom vanities, and basements. Keeping those spaces clear of clutter and monitoring such areas regularly will help to mitigate any problems.
  • Remove the food sources: Cutting off their food source is imperative to preventing cockroaches in the first place. That means cleaning up food and liquid spills quickly and completely, and keeping food safely and tightly put away in airtight containers.

When all is said and done, your best bet is to consult the pest control specialists. Not only will we help eradicate your infestation, but we will devise tailor-made recommendations in order to prevent any reinfestations.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches Safely And For Good 

When a cockroach infestation arises, you want the problem taken care of quickly and safely. Professional assistance from Parkway Pest Services is the perfect answer. Our company was founded 80 years ago and to this day is family-run by the third generation.

We offer same-day services, and we begin with a non-chemical approach to pest control. If we deem cockroach pesticides necessary, we utilize only Green Shield-certified products. If you find a cockroach in your house, call us today for a courteous, quick, and safe solution to your cockroach problem.