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What Are Cockroaches?

Seeing a cockroach inside the house is a nightmare for most homeowners. Not only is it difficult to get rid of roaches, many people associate a cockroach infestation with uncleanliness and filth. The truth is, however, that cockroaches can make their way into your home in a number of ways, even if it’s clean as a whistle.

Cockroaches are small, brown insects that are known for infesting homes, kitchens, and hotels, though many types of cockroaches live exclusively in nature. They are attracted to food sources, which is why they end up in many food-service establishments.

Seeing one cockroach in your home can be a sign of an infestation.  If you’re beginning to notice cockroaches in the house, contact our pest professionals at Greenix Pest Control to schedule your free inspection today.

How To Identify Cockroaches

Cockroaches are an insect with six legs and a set of two antennae. They usually have wings, though many types of cockroach are unable to fly. Depending on the species of cockroach, they can vary in size and color; most are some shade of brown, and they can range from around a half inch to two inches in length, depending on the species.

Another way to identify a cockroach infestation is by the presence of cockroach eggs. To reproduce, female cockroaches lay many eggs at a time, which are contained in a protective case known as an ootheca. 

While some species of cockroaches carry their ootheca with them until they’re ready to hatch, other species leave them in a hidden spot. After fully developing, the cockroach eggs inside will hatch, spawning more baby cockroaches inside your home.

An ootheca is typically brown in color, and less than a centimeter in length. At first glance, they may look similar to droppings, or small, legless insects. If you notice these cases of cockroach eggs in your home, it’s time to call a professional.

Why Are There Cockroaches in My House?

Cockroaches, like many other insects, can enter your home through small cracks and openings in your foundation, doors, or windows. The fact that cockroaches are entering your home doesn’t mean that it’s unclean, though the presence of easily-accessible food or crumbs and lots of good hiding places can help extend their stay.

Cockroaches may also hitch a ride into your home on clothing, in bags, or even clinging to firewood. If you store anything outdoors or in the garage, make sure to check it for roaches and cockroach eggs before bringing it inside.

Cockroach Prevention Tips

Once you start to notice cockroaches in your home, it’s important to take action quickly to prevent the infestation from growing. A good step to take to get rid of roaches is removing their food source. Cockroaches need food and water to survive, so a good deep cleaning of the affected areas can go a long way.  There are several home solutions to get rid of roaches, including:
  • Boric acid
  • Cockroach spray
  • Cockroach traps
However, the best way to get rid of roaches, and keep them out, is by hiring pest control. A pest professional will be able to diagnose the cause of your cockroach infestation, and take the specific steps needed to get rid of your roach problem for good.

Get Rid of Roaches With Greenix Pest Control

Nobody wants to wake up and see a cockroach crawling across their bed. If you suspect you may have a cockroach infestation, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Greenix Pest Control knows the best ways to get rid of roaches, destroy cockroach eggs, and leave your home roach-free. Find your service area today to give your home the pest protection it deserves!  

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