There are good surprises and bad surprises. For example, a good surprise is walking into a room and your friends shouting, "Happy birthday!"; an alarming surprise is when you walk into the bathroom in the middle of the night, flip on the light, and see cockroaches running for cover. An upsetting surprise is when entertaining guests, a cockroach scurries out from under the couch in front of everyone! A frustrating surprise is when you open the kitchen cabinet, and a cockroach quickly exits.
If surprises from cockroaches keep occurring, you need the Salt Lake City pest control team from Pest Pro Pest Control. We have been eliminating pests and ending cockroach nightmares in Utah for over a decade.
Does Seeing One Cockroach Mean You Have An Infestation?
Because cockroaches are active at night and stay in the shadows, you don't tend to see them during the day. If you find a cockroach in your house, there is a high probability that more exists, and you caught the one that didn't get quickly hidden. If you see a cockroach, investigate your house for indications of an infestation by looking for the following:
- Droppings: Cockroaches leave behind black or dark brown oval-shaped pellets that appear as a stain.
- Capsules: Cockroaches produce black, tan, or brown pill-like capsules (oothecae) containing up to 30 eggs eggs
- Odor: Cockroaches communicate with each other by releasing pheromones that create a musty smell.
- Smears: These irregular streaks are dark and usually located on walls.
- Exoskeletons: Cockroaches molt or shed their skin several times during their life cycle and leave the old skin behind.
- Cockroaches: There are likely ten roaches in hiding for every visible one.
If you see these signs of a cockroach infestation, take action and contact Pest Pro Pest Control.
Can Roaches In The House Really Make You Sick?
Yes, cockroaches in your Salt Lake City home can make you sick. Cockroaches have spines on their cockroach legs. As they travel over sewage, animal feces, rotten garbage, and other disgusting materials, the spines attract pathogens on the filthy surfaces. When the roaches move from food sources and their nests in your home, the disease-causing organisms on their bodies fall off and contaminate kitchen countertops, cooking surfaces, kitchen cabinets, and more. The bacteria and viruses on the surfaces transfer to food or humans when they contact those areas.
The cockroaches in Salt Lake City homes spread pathogens via their fecal matter, urine, and saliva. They eliminate waste as they travel through homes and defile food products and surfaces with bacteria-ridden defecation. Their saliva contaminates the packaging and products when they chew on food products. Cockroaches spread salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, E.coli infection, and other illnesses.
Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Cockroaches?
Getting rid of cockroaches is no easy task due to their quick reproduction. Female cockroaches do not lay an individual egg; instead, they produce capsules full of eggs. Depending on the type of cockroach, an egg capsule may have 17 to 40 eggs. The female German cockroach is a prolific reproducer who can create over 300 offspring in its lifetime. Because cockroaches reproduce quickly, elimination is a battle.
What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches?
To get rid of cockroaches, you must destroy the current and future generations in your Salt Lake City home. Although many DIY pest control products kill on contact, they fail to obliterate the egg capsules and nests of the roaches. Effective removal of cockroaches requires professional help from Pest Pro Pest Control.
Our experts will thoroughly inspect your home, identify the cockroach species infesting your property, and determine their nesting locations. Next, we will create a custom treatment strategy targeting the roaches and eliminating the current and future generations. Contact us today and request a consultation.