What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches are common insects that live worldwide. Some have developed a close relationship with people and are one of our area's most common household pests. American cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches all thrive in California's indoor and outdoor spaces.
The size and color of a cockroach vary, but most have flattened oval-shaped bodies with six legs covered in spines and antennae about the length of their bodies. Some cockroaches have wings and are capable of flight, while others prefer to run as their primary mode of transportation. Cockroach infestations require immediate action; let A-1 Bonded Termite help you with all your Anaheim home pest control needs!
Are cockroaches dangerous?
Except in the case of a large infestation, cockroaches are not pests that you have to worry about biting you. Cockroaches are, however, pests you need to worry about spreading diseases to your family, contaminating food, and leaving unsanitary bacteria and excrement on surfaces, dishes, and utensils. Their presence also puts many allergens in the air that can cause breathing problems, rashes, and other symptoms.
Why do I have a cockroach problem?
The reason cockroaches are so challenging to keep out of our homes is that our houses provide for their basic needs. Our homes offer cockroaches with food from our kitchens, pantries, and trash cans, moisture from leaky pipes and fixtures, and areas of warm, humid shelter. Once cockroaches get into your home, they are tough to get rid of as they are prolific breeders and can hide easily out of sight.
Where will I find cockroaches?
Most cockroaches have learned to live comfortably with people. While some species like the American and Oriental cockroach can live outside happily, others like the German cockroach and brown-banded cockroach do best indoors with people.
If cockroaches are in your home, they will squeeze their flat oval bodies into the tightest or darkest spaces they can find. Wall voids, areas behind wooden trim, spaces behind cabinets, storage boxes, drawers, and cabinets under sinks are where homeowners regularly find these pests gathered.
How do I get rid of cockroaches?
Cockroaches are insects you can't ignore. Living with cockroaches for even one day is one day too many! The best way to find and eliminate all the cockroaches hiding in your home's nooks and crannies is to partner with us at A-1 Bonded Termite. We treat every customer like family, and we know that none of our families want to share their homes with cockroaches. We will solve your home's cockroach problems through our customized, high-quality pest control and fumigation services in Anaheim.
For over 40 years, we have been helping homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties guard their homes against unwanted houseguests. We offer our customers effective and cost-efficient solutions, guaranteeing the best possible results and peace of mind knowing they no longer share their homes with cockroaches and other pests. To learn more about home pest control and commercial exterminator services in the Anaheim area, please reach out to us at A-1 Bonded Termite.
How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?
To help you keep cockroaches from taking over your home, we want to provide you with the following five tips:
- Use dehumidifiers in damp areas of your home to eliminate excess moisture from your home.
- Keep lids on trash cans, recycling bins, and compost containers to keep foraging cockroaches out of them.
- Place mesh covers on vents and drains leading into your home.
- Repair defects in your home's exterior walls, replace damaged weatherstripping, and fix any loose or damaged screens.
- Maintain a clean kitchen, regularly wash dishes, and vacuum your home's floors.
While the above pest prevention tips are helpful, partnering with a professional is the best way to prevent large numbers of cockroaches from invading your home.