Any Salt Lake City homeowner would be pressed to get rid of pests on their property. Most of them have gross looks, and even more revolting habits. Their germs can make loved ones or pets sick. Even if there isn’t a hospital bill, your home or personal effects can be completely decimated by critters. The likelihood of all these risks becoming a reality is high when it’s a pest that procreates quickly or can get indoors with ease. Such is the case with cockroaches.
Cockroaches in Salt Lake City are difficult to defeat, for the aforementioned reasons and then some. Many residents will desperately take to “do it yourself” methods to eliminate the bugs, but they’ll be disappointed. Find out which cockroaches plague the area, and why contacting Pest Pro Pest Control is your best option.
What Cockroaches Are Common in Salt Lake City? What Are The Dangers?
German and oriental cockroaches are locally dominant. German bugs are 0.51 to 0.62 of an inch long. Their brown or tan bodies are armed with wings, though they use them only sparingly. Behind their heads are horizontal stripes that are black. Their black young have these same bands and cannot fly. The reddish brown or black oriental insects are much larger, being 0.98 inches long. Generally speaking, cockroaches are primarily active at night and are very sensitive to light. With these factors in mind, it’s reasonable to assume you have an infestation if you spot these bugs during the day. Additional key signs are:
- Eggs: You may see eggs in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Shells come in brown, red, tan, and black. They can be an inch long or less.
- Droppings: Cockroach excrement is often on surfaces and in drawers. It might also be in floor corners and on door frames. German insects leave peppery fecal particles.
- Odors: The communication chemicals and secretions of roaches are musty and stinky. Both of these fluids can alter food flavor and scent.
Every cockroach is a walking hub of bacteria. They have it all over their bodies, and it comes flowing out with their saliva, urine, and feces. Moreover, they catch further microbes when they are in filthy locations, such as trash bags, drains, and sewers. Their legs have spines that adhere to objects and liquids. Cockroaches bring all these microorganisms into your home and spread them on your food and other surfaces. This contamination is how humans develop salmonella, gastroenteritis, pathogens, viruses, and other illnesses. These pests are also linked to allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
What Cockroach Prevention Methods Are Useful? Will DIY (Do It Yourself) Tricks Work?
Trying “at home” remedies and commercial products to handle cockroaches is futile. The meager results don't correlate with their expensive pricing. Some are hazardous, or will make things worse by causing the cockroaches to scatter and build nests elsewhere. The following preventive steps will be more useful:
- Patch up holes in windows, doors, foundations, and utilities
- Have leaks, dysfunctional fixtures, and plumbing problems repaired
- Add sweeps to all exterior doors
- Cut the grass and trim greenery on a regular basis
- Distance plants and flowers from the property
- Store food and garbage in airtight containers
- On a routine basis, take out the trash, wash dishes, and vacuum
What Will Pest Pro Pest Control Do About Cockroaches?
Pest Pro Pest Control has a leading rating with the Better Business Bureau because we have affordable plans, an expert staff, and top-of-the-line treatments. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly evaluate your property to locate cockroaches, their nests, and entry points. They’ll apply potent, but safe solutions. We’ll be sure to check in to ensure all is still well. Call us today at Pest Pro Pest Control! You’ll receive a free inspection when you do!