Cockroaches can give you a real fright if you see one zip through your laundry room or head under the bathroom sink. Just knowing that these gross bugs can climb into your toilet bowl and nibble food particles left on your toothbrush can make you sick to your stomach. In San Diego County, the best cockroach control starts with knowing what kind of signs to look for and calling in a pest control professional to exterminate the problem once it is identified.
Know the signs of cockroaches
There may be signs around your home to indicate an infestation that you may have noticed but never connected to cockroaches in your home. Wet, damp areas in the home are a cockroach’s heaven. They scurry through water and leave dirty brown smear marks on surfaces and sometimes on walls near the floor in highly active areas in your home.
While a cockroach can live for up to a month without food, they can only go a week without water. Keeping a close eye on spots in your home where water may be leaking or dripping will help you identify a cockroach problem before it gets out of hand.
Cockroaches leave behind tiny droppings. In significantly large infestations, you may notice excrement in certain hidden corners of your San Diego County home. But droppings are not the only thing cockroaches leave behind. Cockroaches are arthropods and have an exoskeleton that they have to shed in order to grow. If you have an infestation, you will find cockroach exoskeletons in areas where cockroaches are highly active. While cockroaches lay up to 50 eggs at a time, you may not find the eggs when searching for signs of cockroaches. But it is very possible to find the egg casting or capsules called ootheca left behind after the eggs have hatched.
Stop cockroaches from being drawn to your home
Cleaning your home consistently and thoroughly will not only make you feel better but it will help keep cockroaches from coming into your home as well.
- Only eat food in one designated area like the dining room
- Take out the garbage promptly
- Keep outside trash away of the house
- Eliminate water from standing in the home for any length of time
Professional cockroach control
You may want to try eliminating cockroaches yourself before calling a professional. 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. Treatment plans from a highly experienced pest control pro can treat your home monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly to permanently get rid of all cockroaches.
To keep your San Diego County home free from these skittering, creeping bugs, give a call to the cockroach control professionals at Nixtermite at the first sign of cockroaches in and around your home.