Cockroaches are disgusting, crawling insects that can not only get into pantries and food on your countertops, but they can also bring harmful bacteria onto your surfaces, potentially getting you and your family sick. In La Jolla, CA, excellent cockroach control starts with knowing what kind of signs to look for and calling in a pest control professional to eradicate the problem if found.
Preventive cleaning to keep cockroaches out of your home
Keeping up with good cleaning habits will help keep cockroaches from coming into your home in the first place.
- Containing all food use to the kitchen
- Promptly taking out kitchen and bathroom trash when full
- Keep outside trash away of the house
- Don’t let any water stand inside the home
Pest control professionals eliminating stubborn cockroach infestations
Having a messy neighbor can also lead to a cockroach infestation in your La Jolla home even though it is completely outside your control. Treatment plans from a qualified, experienced pest control pro can treat your home monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly to keep your home comfortable and pest free.
Trying to eradicate cockroaches yourself may seem like a simple way to kill cockroaches. But if you want to get rid of all the cockroach eggs, any hard to reach infested areas, and create a barrier so the cockroaches never return, calling in a licensed cockroach exterminator is the best way to eliminate all cockroaches and keep them from returning.
Identifying signs of a cockroach infestation
If you aren’t sure if you have a serious cockroach problem, there may be signs around your home to indicate an infestation. Cockroaches often hangout in wet, damp areas in the home. If the cockroaches are very active in one area, they scurry through water, and leave brown, smear marks on surfaces and sometimes on walls near the floor.
A female cockroach can lay up to 50 eggs at a time and these eggs will hatch in a matter of weeks. Any sign of cockroaches needs to be addressed immediately to contain the number of cockroaches that could soon be skittering across your floor.
Cockroaches leave behind tiny droppings. If the infestation is significant, you may notice excrement in certain hidden corners of your La Jolla home. But droppings are not the only thing cockroaches leave behind. Like other insects, cockroaches have an exoskeleton that they have to shed in order to grow. If you have an infestation, you will find cockroach exoskeletons in areas that the cockroaches frequent. While cockroaches lay a lot of eggs, you may not find the eggs when searching for signs of cockroaches. But it is very possible to find the egg casting or capsules left behind after the eggs have hatched.
To keep your La Jolla home free of bacteria-ridden cockroaches, do not hesitate to call in the cockroach control professionals at Nixtermite at the first sign of cockroaches in and around your home.