Cockroach Identification & Prevention

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What You Need To Know About Cockroaches

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When it comes to cockroach invaders, no property owner wants to deal with these unhygienic pests. Cockroaches are unpleasant to encounter, prolific in nature, and bring serious problems to the homes or businesses that they invade. Today’s cockroaches are also more impervious to DIY cockroach control products, making professional pest control for cockroaches essential.

Our service professionals at Mitchell Pest are standing by and ready to help you defeat your roach problems, no matter the type of roach or scale of problem you are up against.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are small insects that grow between half an inch and two inches long, depending on the species. They are known for their quick reproduction times and adaptable natures, and they are most often seen invading homes or businesses where they can easily access food and trash.

In Fort Lauderdale, there are two main types of cockroaches that you need to keep an eye out for: the American cockroach and the German cockroach. German cockroaches are smaller and have a light brown or tan body with two dark stripes running parallel down their back; American cockroaches grow up to two inches in length and have a reddish-brown color with a yellow band around their head.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Even though cockroaches are small, they are one of the more dangerous pests you can encounter around your property. These pests are major carriers of bacteria and other pathogens thanks to the unsavory areas they walk through, and they easily track these pathogens over surfaces and food storage areas when they invade your property. Diseases cockroaches carry include cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, and listeriosis, among many others.

Additionally, cockroaches trigger allergic reactions and asthma or other respiratory problems with their presence, and the larger an invasion you have, the higher your chances of serious health issues.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroach problems start where there is plenty of food, water, and nesting access for these pests. Improperly stored food and trash, excess water and humid conditions, and cluttered or messy areas all attract roach problems.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are typically found outdoors, hiding in overgrown areas, near trash cans, or near waste and compost piles. Inside, cockroaches will be seen near kitchens, food storage areas, basements, and even nesting in the space between walls.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to invest in the roach pest control our service professionals at Mitchell Pest provide. With our cockroach identification and tailored cockroach control plans, your property will be free of dangerous cockroach problems in no time.

Contact us today to request a free estimate or get started on pest control in Fort Lauderdale.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Protect your Fort Lauderdale property in the future with the following cockroach prevention tips:

  • Clear outdoor areas of long grasses, overgrown foliage, and piles of debris to reduce easy cockroach hiding spaces.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to stop cockroaches from slipping inside.
  • Install weatherstripping and window or door screens to further cockroach-proof interior areas.
  • Fix moisture issues and leaks that lead to humid conditions or excess water inside or outside of your property.
  • Store all leftover food properly and always clean up food and drink spills to stop the aroma from attracting roaches.
  • Make sure trash bags are sealed tightly, and utilize trash cans with tight-fitting lids to prevent cockroach scavenging.

Contact Mitchell Pest at the first sign of roaches on your property and benefit from our expert cockroach control solutions today.

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