Cockroaches are some of the nastiest pests in existence. They contaminate food, leave droppings everywhere, and spread diseases through the germs they pick up. It's natural to react with revulsion toward these disgusting creatures. However, it's important to understand and recognize some of the dangers these pests present to your home so that you can deal with them. If you find yourself with an infestation of cockroaches or any other pest, it's best to contact Parkway Pest Services, your Nassau County pest control experts. First, we'll examine some signs that indicate you might have a cockroach problem in your home.
Warning Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation
There are several common signs that you might be facing a cockroach infestation. One of the first is usually catching glimpses of cockroaches fleeing to darker areas in response to light. Cockroaches are typically nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night and try to hide during the day. You are likely to see evidence of cockroaches in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas that contain a lot of moisture or ample food for these pests to feed on. Another common sign is finding cockroach droppings, which can vary in appearance depending on what type of cockroach you have. They may appear small and dark, like specks of pepper, or larger with blunt ends and ridged sides. You may also find smears of fecal matter in areas where cockroaches like to hide, such as in corners, cabinets, and drawers. Some cockroaches may also leave behind egg capsules that will hatch more roaches. These pests also produce an unpleasant, musty smell.
Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In The House
Cockroaches are a hazard to your health if they are allowed to remain in your home. They regularly crawl through fecal matter and decaying plants and animals; the germs they pick up can be deadly if transferred. Some of the diseases cockroaches carry include E. coli infection and salmonellosis. Cockroaches can transmit at least 33 different kinds of bacterial diseases, 7 other human pathogens, and 6 different types of parasitic worms. Their presence can also cause allergic reactions and worsen asthma, especially in children. Removing cockroaches from your Nassau home as quickly as possible is very important.
Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails
While it might seem like do-it-yourself remedies are the way to control roaches, this is not the case. Cockroaches are extremely hardy and adaptable pests; they can survive freezing weather, go long periods without food, and some species can even live for a week without a head! Worse, cockroach eggs are naturally resistant to most over-the-counter products designed to eliminate them. So what is the best way to get rid of cockroaches?
The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Home
The best thing you can do about a cockroach problem in your home is to call a professional pest control service. Our technicians at Parkway Pest Services are the best cockroach exterminators in Nassau County.
The benefits of using our services include the following:
- Quick response times, including same-day service when possible
- Cutting-edge pest control techniques that are safe for you and your family
- A healthy home environment free of pests
- Peace of mind because of our pest-free guarantee
If you have cockroaches, contact Parkway Pest Services today for help, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Nassau. You can be certain that our services will meet your individual pest control needs.