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While cockroaches are one of the most common pest problems, they are also one of the most stubborn. Infestations are hard to get rid of because the insects hide in a host of tiny areas, breed quickly, have a very high reproductive potential, and may develop resistance to pesticides.
People often blame a cockroach problem on poor housekeeping. While cleaning floors, kitchens, and bathrooms is useful and very important to reduce food sources used by cockroaches, they may get inside and cause an infestation for other reasons. These pests can hitch a ride on infested items brought inside, get indoors via cracks and gaps in the home’s exterior, enter through drains or sewer pipes, and a few species of cockroaches can fly inside when attracted to lights.
Cockroach control is important because roaches can help spread disease-causing pathogens (like the bacteria that cause salmonella, streptococcus, and staphylococcus or intestinal diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid fever, and cholera) and dirt around homes.
Whether they’re in a home or in a business, cockroaches have an “ick factor” that’s hard to beat – and that’s a type of damage you won’t see listed on an insurance policy.
Between the “ick factor” and the very real disease-spreading dangers, cockroaches can keep people away from businesses or make home life miserable, making cockroach control from an experienced pest control service like O’Connor Pest Control extremely important.
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Cockroaches range in size from less than ½” to nearly 2” long. California is home to 5 cockroach species typically regarded as pests: American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Turkestan cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches.
These nocturnal critters are an important source of allergens and have been identified as risk factors for the development of asthma in children.
Roaches love warm, dark areas. Specifically, adult German cockroaches can hide in cracks as little as 1/16” wide, while immature roaches can hide in even smaller spaces. Since they can squeeze into such small areas, it’s quite easy for cockroaches to move between different rooms in a home or different units in multi-family buildings.
Each cockroach species may require slightly different methods to control, so it’s crucial to hire a cockroach control expert who can recognize the difference between the species.
BENEFITS OF CHOOSING A PEST CONTROL SERVICE FOR COCKROACH CONTROL
Cockroaches are extremely difficult to get rid of. They’re nocturnal and hide in places smaller than you can imagine, making it hard to even find them all. They’re resistant to numerous pesticides and can find endless ways to invade your home or business rather than staying outside where they belong.
Your best bet when it comes to a cockroach infestation is to trust an experienced pest control service. In the end, you might spend more time and money trying to eliminate the pests yourself than it would cost to have professionals come in and do it right the first time.
O’Connor Pest Control offers one-time or recurring services for your pest control needs. We will work within your budget to make sure your pest issues are resolved.
If you’re searching for pest control with same-day service for your home or business, then you’ve come to the right place. O’Connor Pest Control has been in business for 70+ years, and we continue to be committed to excellent pest control and customer service.
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Contact us today to discuss your specific pest control needs. Whether roaches are your only problem or you need comprehensive pest control services for your home or business, O’Connor Pest Control is your trusted Ventura County and Santa Barbara County pest control company.