Why Professional Cockroach Control Is The Way To Go In Richmond

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You might not know this, but your home is a magnet for pest problems. All homes are. One pest who especially likes invading living areas here in Richmond is the cockroach. This flat and dirty insect causes lots of problems for area homeowners. Today, we will discuss some common types of cockroaches in our area and talk about professional home pest control services vs. DIY cockroach control to help you decide which is best for your Richmond home.

The Types Of Roaches Found In Richmond Homes

There are only a few different types of cockroaches here in Richmond. German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches are the most common species. German cockroaches are the most common and identified by their ½ to ? inch-long, light brown to tan bodies and the two parallel lines located behind their heads. American cockroaches are 1 ¼ to 2 ? inches long and have reddish-brown bodies and a yellow figure-eight mark located behind their heads. Finally, Oriental cockroaches are identified by their 1 inch long shiny black bodies and lack of markings.

The Dangers Cockroach Infestations Create In Homes

Cockroaches are not just creepy pests; they are also fairly dangerous. These dangers are not direct, since cockroaches are not venomous and will not go out of their way to bite humans. The main way these pests threaten health is with their filthy bodies and bacteria-ridden fecal droppings. If cockroaches spend time around your pantry, on left-out food, or countertops, they could leave behind disease-causing organisms which will get you and your family sick. The German cockroach alone can carry 33 different bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 types of parasitic worms. In addition, all cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks with their dry shed skins and fecal droppings. If you have allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory problem, this could be a big problem for you.

Why DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time & Money

When looking for a way to address cockroach problems, many homeowners look to DIY cockroach poison and other products for a solution. In our experience, using cockroach poison and other store-bought pesticides to get rid of cockroaches is not just ineffective but also can be harmful to human health. Without proper training on using cockroach pest control products, attempting to eliminate these pests usually ends up being a waste of time, money, and effort. Professional pest control companies spend a lot of time training their employees on what methods work best to get rid of cockroaches. They also invest in professional-grade products and equipment the average consumer does not have access to. All of this together makes treating roaches a much easier, safer, and effective process.

Contact The Pros For Total Cockroach Control In Richmond

If you are dealing with an infestation of cockroaches inside your Richmond home and are concerned about your health, what you need is professional roach control. At Allied Termite and Pest Control of Greater Richmond, we offer our community access to fast working and affordable cockroach control services. All of our plans start with a thorough inspection of your home and property. This inspection allows us to assess your problem and design a treatment plan to eliminate current pests and protect your interior spaces in the future.

Contact our team today to find out more about our detailed and effective residential and commercial exterminator service options and find a time to have your Richmond home inspected and treated for cockroaches.