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Tricks To Effectively Deter The Roaches In Anaheim

September 19, 2022 - Cockroaches

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It is disconcerting when you stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night, flip on the light, and cockroaches greet you as they scurry for cover. Once you have seen a cockroach roaming in your home, you cannot fully relax. The sight of one roach means there are likely many more unseen cockroaches. 

If you have seen a cockroach in your home, or if your neighbors have reported cockroaches in their houses, you need the Anaheim pest control team from A-1 Bonded Termite.

Can All Cockroaches Fly Around?

Most cockroach species have wings, but that does not mean they can fly; however, some cockroaches do fly. Cockroaches common to Anaheim are American, German, and Oriental cockroaches. The German and Oriental cockroaches cannot fly, but the American cockroach is different. Both the male and female American cockroaches can fly or glide short distances. If you see flying cockroaches in your home, you have American cockroaches. 

What Is The Difference Between An American And German Cockroach?

The cockroaches found in Anaheim houses are either American or German cockroaches. When it comes to the American cockroach vs. German cockroach, the difference between the two species is the size. The American cockroach is the largest of the two, with a length of 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches; the German cockroach is smaller at 1/2 to 5/8 inches long. 

Another difference between the two species is markings on the body. The American cockroach has a figure-eight pattern on the head; the German cockroach has two dark stripes on its back. Each has the same foundation color of brown range, but the American has a more reddish hue. 

Both cockroach species prefer to live in warm, moist areas where the temperature is between 70? and 80?. You will find both types in the basement, bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry areas of the home.

Tips To Deter Cockroaches 

If you want to know how to prevent cockroaches in Anaheim, these tips will discourage cockroaches from infesting your home:

  • Vacuum the house and focus on cracks and crevices.

  • Wash and put away dishes every day.

  • Clean the kitchen, pantry, and laundry area.

  • Remove pet food from containers at night.

  • Seal cracks and crevices.

  • Disinfect surfaces daily.

  • Store food in air-tight containers.

  • Keep the garbage cans closed and sealed.

American, German, and oriental cockroaches prefer high moisture areas in the house. To deter cockroaches, you need to reduce moisture by performing these actions:

  • Fix leaky pipes

  • Ensure drains are unclogged

  • Provide ventilation to basement and crawlspace areas to prevent dampness

If you find a cockroach in your house, implementing these ideas will reduce and control the cockroach population in your home. 

How Can I Get Rid Of All Cockroaches In My Home Forever?

Cockroaches are masters of survival. For instance, German cockroaches can squeeze into areas only 3/8 inch wide. Also, cockroaches can live for a week without their heads, and the only reason they die is the inability to eat. 

Cockroaches are prolific at reproduction. A female cockroach may lay as many as 36 eggs each time it reproduces. When you have many females producing eggs constantly, the population explodes quickly. Although the tips given above will control and reduce the cockroach population, stopping an infestation of cockroaches in your Anaheim house requires the destruction of their eggs. 

To remove cockroaches from your home, you need our pest control experts at A-1 Bonded Termite. We know where to find the roaches and where they lay eggs. We will destroy the cockroaches and their eggs using environmentally safe and effective treatments. Call us today, and we will stop the cockroaches in your house. 

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