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More About The Cockroaches In Your Home

You’re likely worried about cockroaches invading your home. Once they do, you’ll have a serious issue to deal with. There are roughly 4,000 known cockroach species in the world, but not all of them will live in homes. Roughly 30 will enter and stay in human dwellings. In addition to this, only five or so live in our service area. With this in mind, it is pertinent to learn more as much as you can about the cockroach species in your home. Once you’ve done that, you’ll understand why the cockroach is in your home and what needs to be done to eliminate them. Just remember that some species will not enter your home and live there.

Below, you’ll learn more about some of the most problematic cockroach species in your Las Vegas.

Types Of Cockroaches In Las Vegas

Ultimately, there two primary cockroach species in Las Vegas. They include the American cockroach and the German cockroach.

German Cockroaches

Our clients are often dealing with German cockroach infestations. Unfortunately, German cockroaches breed prolifically so they’re going to create numerous issues for you. An infestation will grow rapidly. Another thing to note is that adult German cockroaches generally reach 5/8s of an inch. If you’re worried that German cockroaches are in your home, you’ll need to check under your appliances. Although German cockroaches develop wings, they do not fly.

American Cockroaches

Although American cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches, they typically do not live n human dwellings. These cockroaches can reach 2 inches in length when they enter adulthood. They’re the largest and they can fly. One issue with American cockroaches is that they can survive for 2 years or longer. They’re not going to infest your home overnight, but they won’t leave quickly easier. They generally do not enter homes. Instead, they prefer being close to sewer systems. They also like living in steam tunnels. When you find American cockroaches around your home, you know you have a broken sewer pipe or something similar.

These are the two most common cockroach species in our area, but there are others. Below, you’ll learn more about other cockroach species in our service area.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Since you live in our service area, there is a risk that you’re going to encounter Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. Despite being from the same species, you’ll find that females and males look remarkably different. Males are larger since they generally reach an inch in length. As for females, they grow up to three-quarters of an inch. Although they may be found in your city, they’re typically not pests. They may enter your home, but they won’t stay long or reproduce in your home. Pennsylvania wood cockroaches approach homes with wood shingles, wood siding, and clogged rain gutters.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

Despite being small, spotted Mediterranean cockroaches are still dangerous. When they enter your home, you’ll need to assemble a plan to eliminate them as quickly as possible. They rarely grow larger than a third of an inch. They came from Europe, but have quickly become a serious problem in the United States. The good news is that they rarely live in residential dwellings. Instead, they’ll invade your yard.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches are bigger than others since they reach an inch and a quarter. They’re either black or dark brown. Adult females do not develop wings. As for males, they develop wings that cover three-quarters of their bodies. They share many characteristics with American cockroaches since of the fact that both like infesting sewers. However, oriental cockroaches can handle cold weather exceptionally well. As a result, you may find them around your trashcans.

Smokeybrown Cockroaches

These cockroaches can grow over an inch in length, and they are reddish-brown. These cockroaches can be found in several states, but they’re not common in our service area. If they show up in your city, they might’ve got there by riding in a shipping package. If you have Smokeybrown cockroaches on your property, call us so we can fix the issue.

Surinam Cockroaches

Surinam cockroaches have light tan wings with a dark spot on the back of their heads. While they might be found in our city, they’re not commonly found here. If you do find them, they’ll likely be hiding in your greenhouse. One unique thing about Surinam cockroaches is that there are no males. Instead, these cockroaches are all female.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Adult brown-banded cockroaches can grow up to half an inch. In terms of color, they’re either light brown or tan. They’re often mistaken for German cockroaches because both species look similar. Although brown-banded cockroaches are not common today, they can still infest dwellings from time to time.

Primary Causes Of Cockroaches

Why have cockroaches decided to enter your home? Is it something you did or didn’t do? Ultimately, the reason will depend on the species you’re dealing with. In some cases, cockroaches have invaded the dwelling because it wasn’t cleaned thoroughly. If cockroaches can find food on your floors or shelves, they’ll invade and stay in your home. However, some species are not attracted to unclean homes.

The Primary Dangers Of Cockroaches

There is no doubt that cockroaches will cause serious concerns. The unfortunate truth is that cockroaches are dangerous pests because they can carry and transmit serious diseases. When the infestations grow, the risks are greater. If you have few cockroaches in your home, the risks are smaller. Either way, it is best to hire a professional because dealing with a cockroach infestation is not easy. Cockroaches can spread salmonella, and they’re cause problems for people with asthma.

If they contaminate your food, you’ll need to replace it immediately.

Eliminating An Infestation Of Cockroaches

As you already know, many cockroach infestations are caused by dirty homes. If your home hasn’t been cleaned properly, you may experience a cockroach problem. To offset the risks, you should properly clean your home. Spend an entire day cleaning your home from tip to bottom. Although this will help, it won’t get rid of the cockroaches currently in your home. Furthermore, DIY cockroach treatments aren’t always effective. Plus, they could be dangerous. We think it is best to hire a professional so you don’t have to take these risks. If you’re looking for a high-quality exterminator in your city, we’re here to help. We offer comprehensive cockroach services, including inspections and treatments. Since pesticides are likely required, we’ll take special precautions to keep everyone safe.

When Can An Exterminator Arrive?

Contact us as soon as possible so we can schedule an appointment for you. We’ll contact you back shortly.

Our Exterminators Protect You

When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing our exterminators are going to protect you. Our exterminators will work diligently to make sure that you’re protected every step of the way. We strive to use non-toxic tools and techniques when possible. We may need to use insecticides. Don’t worry though because we only use EPA-registered products. We’re confident that we’ll be able to eliminate your cockroaches without exposing anyone to potential health hazards.

Preventing Future Infestations Of Cockroaches

Unfortunately, stopping cockroaches from entering your home isn’t easy. You need to keep your home clean and tidy. Also, make sure your home’s exterior walls are secured so pests cannot get inside. Contact us when you find cockroaches on your property. Our company offers comprehensive, low-cost pest control services. When you work with us, you can be positive that the cockroaches on your property will be removed before you know it.

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