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All The Problems Cockroaches Bring To Your Aiken Home

a German cockroach in a bathroom tub

Cockroaches aren’t just unsightly; they’re dangerous. Cockroaches are known to spread a variety of diseases. So you need to know about cockroach control solutions available in your area. That way you can take care of the problem quickly and keep your family and your Aiken home safe from these unwanted pests. 

Identifying Common Area Cockroaches

The three species of cockroach that you are most likely to encounter here in Aiken are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. German cockroaches are the most common home-invading cockroaches in the world. They have light-brown or tan bodies and feature two dark, almost parallel lines on their backs. American cockroaches are the largest home-invading roaches in the United States. They have reddish-brown bodies and feature a pale-colored figure-eight pattern on the backs of their heads. Oriental cockroaches have small oily black bodies. They are often referred to as water bugs because of their penchant for living in damp, moist areas that are close to water sources. 

Threats Posed By Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches have spine-covered legs that pick up all sorts of harmful bacteria and pathogens as they move about in contaminated areas such as sewage pipes and trash bins. When the cockroaches come into our homes, they spread those harmful contaminants to surfaces around the house. Countertops, dishes, silverware, and even improperly stored food are all at risk of being contaminated by filthy cockroaches. Diseases that cockroaches have been known to spread include salmonellosis, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, plague, and listeriosis. In addition to spreading harmful bacteria and pathogens, cockroaches can also trigger allergies and asthma in at-risk people, especially children and the elderly.

Why It’s So Hard To Prevent & Eliminate Cockroach Infestations

Because cockroaches can pose such harmful threats, you may be wondering what you can do to keep them out of your home. Unfortunately, preventing cockroach infestations is no easy task. Roaches are some of the most persistent pests out there. They can fit through incredibly small cracks, they can come up pipes, and they can sneak in on objects that we bring inside ourselves. 
Furthermore, cockroaches can survive in a variety of environments. They can survive a month without food and two weeks without water. They can survive up to a week without their heads! They can hold their breath for 40 minutes. And some roaches can even fly. Therefore, you need to know what solutions you can rely upon to effectively eliminate cockroaches should your home become infested. 

What To Do Should Cockroaches Infest Your Home

If your home does become infested with cockroaches, don’t panic. Call the professionals here at Aiken Pest Control and ask about our pest control solutions. Our treatment plans include a thorough inspection of your property, treating the affected areas, taking the steps to better protect your home from future infestations, and following up with quarterly inspections to ensure your home is pest-free, all year long. Don’t let cockroaches overtake your home and threaten the health and safety of you and your family.

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