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The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control In Queen Creek

June 14, 2021 - Cockroaches

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There aren't many pests quite as unsettling as cockroaches here in Queen Creek. But did you know that cockroaches aren't just unsightly? They can be dangerous, too. Cockroaches are known to spread harmful disease-causing bacteria and human pathogens. To make matters worse, once they infest a home, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Therefore, you need to know the effective and not-so-effective cockroach control methods so that you can eliminate these dangerous pests from your home as quickly and effectively as possible.

Identifying Common Area Cockroaches

There are thousands of cockroach species in the world. Here in Queen Creek, however, we only need to worry about a select few of them. Our area's three most common cockroach species are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches.

German cockroaches are light brown and feature two dark, almost parallel lines behind their heads. German cockroaches have wings and can fly but rarely do so. 

American cockroaches are the largest home-invading cockroach in the area. They can grow to over two inches long. These roaches are reddish-brown and feature a pale figure-eight marking on the back of their heads. Both male and female American cockroaches can fly. 

Oriental cockroaches, sometimes called waterbugs, grow to about an inch long and are shiny black. These cockroaches like to hang out in moisture-friendly areas. They are incapable of flying.

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

There's an old saying that states the only two things that can survive a nuclear explosion are cockroaches and Twinkies. While we can't speak to the durability of Twinkies, we can confidently say that, no, cockroaches cannot survive nuclear blasts. However, the saying does speak to how difficult cockroaches are to eliminate, especially entire infestations.

The reason cockroaches are so hard to get rid of is their ability to adapt and survive in a number of environments and climates. They can eat many household products, including pet food and even soap, to survive. Cockroaches can also hide in almost any room in a house. They can live under appliances, behind wall voids, and in any small crack or crevice that you might not think to look in. Overall, cockroaches are survivors, and getting rid of them on your own is not easy.

The Pitfalls Of DIY Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are dangerous and hard to get rid of. Therefore, we cannot recommend DIY cockroach control methods as most of them aren't all that effective, and worse, can be harmful to your family or pets. 

DIY sprays typically kill a few cockroaches but do not address entire infestations. Moreover, these sprays are often toxic which can harm other people or pets living in the home. In addition, many DIY methods require extensive knowledge about cockroaches to use them effectively. However, most regular people do not possess this knowledge and cannot use these products effectively. 

Unfortunately, if a DIY product doesn't eliminate the entire infestation, that means the threats posed by cockroaches still exist. Therefore, you need a surefire cockroach control solution.

Effective Cockroach Control Methods For Your Queen Creek Home

If you are dealing with a cockroach infestation in your Queen Creek home, don't attempt to get rid of it on your own. Instead, contact the professionals here at Quell Pest Control. Our certified pest technicians possess the experience and expertise needed to eliminate cockroach infestations effectively in Queen Creek. Furthermore, we will also work with you to help prevent future infestations. So give us a call today to learn more about our effective approach to cockroach control.