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Why Does My Salt Lake City Home Have Cockroaches?


October 15, 2020

No one in Salt Lake City likes insects and creatures, except maybe entomologists and zoologists. The only critters the average person can stand are those that are beautiful and harmless, such as a butterfly. The majority of pests are hideous and detrimental. Many can wreck home structures or belongings, like clothes, furniture, and wires, damaging electrical cords that could lead to an outage. If that wasn’t bad enough, several bring in diseases and germs. Cockroaches are an example of these insects.

a german cockroach eating food

Cockroaches can certainly make residents sick. The likelihood of this is high because these bugs are really hard to get rid of. They nest and hide in places that are tough to reach. Further, they can procreate very quickly. In the blink of an eye, you could have an infestation. Learn how these awful insects come about, and what Pest Pro Pest Control can do to stop them.

What Cockroaches Are Common in Salt Lake City? What Are the Specific Risks?

German and oriental cockroaches are rampant in the area. The brown and tan bodies of German cockroaches vary in size from 33/64 to ⅝ of an inch long. They have stripes across their heads that are horizontally aligned. Their young have these markings too, but their body frames are all black. You’ll find the oriental type in black or reddish-brown. They average 63/64 of an inch long.

Cockroaches carry bacteria and the number of microorganisms they have adds up when they travel through garbage, sewers, and other nasty things. While they crawl, the spines on their legs catch grimey cells. Contamination is inevitable if roaches reach food and surfaces, especially when they drop feces, urine, and saliva.

It’s possible for humans to experience the following:

  • Viruses
  • Allergic responses
  • Asthmatic reactions
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Cockroaches will enter homes looking for warmth, food, or water. They’ll come through gaps around foundations, windows, doors, and utilities. Sometimes, people can unknowingly bring them in with the plants, electronics, bags, or boxes they’ve slipped into. These insects will gravitate to the spots in your home that are heated, damp, and dark. Basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens are ideal places. Outdoors, they’ll be near trash, gutters, gardens, and trees. If you begin to see pellets or eggs or have persistent strange odors, it’s safe to say you have an infestation.

How Can You Prevent Cockroaches?

Considering what motivates cockroaches to penetrate your property, cleanliness and building upkeep is particularly important. Here are the specific actions you’ll have to take: 

  • Locate holes near piping, foundations, windows, and doors and have them sealed right away.
  • Attach sweeps to all doors that face the outside.
  • Repair leaks and other moisture breaks.
  • Vacuum, wash dishes and take out the garbage on a regular basis.
  • Use containers with tight lids for trash food storage.
  • Clean up food crumbs, spills, and messes.
  • Routinely groom greenery and distance it from exterior doors.
  • Inspect boxes, bags, plants, and packages prior to bringing them in.

What Can Pest Pro Pest Control Do About Cockroaches?

Many homeowners resort to retail products for independent cockroach extermination. However, this effort often proves to be futile, and a waste of time and money. Items you can purchase in stores tend to have low effectiveness. Additionally, they do nothing to resolve entry points the cockroaches find. The advanced solutions provided by Pest Pro Pest Control are robust, thorough, and worth the investment.

At Pest Pro Pest Control we have a team of highly skilled technicians who’ll accurately identify cockroaches and their nesting sites. They’ll be able to select just the right treatment and apply it in a careful manner. Eliminate these dangerous pests and call us today. You’ll receive a free inspection!

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