Cockroach Control Done Right For Florence Homes

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Cockroaches are known to be some of the filthiest and most invasive bugs commonly found in homes and businesses. These bugs may be small, but that doesn't mean they are harmless. They can quickly infest your home, which could put your health at risk. 

At Pest Guard Exterminating, our Florence pest control technicians understand the importance of eliminating cockroaches from your home quickly. If you are struggling to get rid of cockroaches in your home for good, we know just how to help. 

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

You may come across several different cockroach species. Some of the most common types of roaches in Florence that you are likely to see around your home include:

  • Wood cockroaches: This species typically measures around ¾ to 1 inch long. They have solid-colored bodies that are a dark-brown color that some people think resembles the color of dark wood. The males have long wings on their backs that allow them to fly. The females have wings but are too short to use for light.

  • Oriental cockroaches: These roaches are about 1 inch long and have dark reddish-brown or black bodies. They also have a shiny or glossy appearance and are commonly referred to as "water bugs" because they are in damp areas. 

  • American cockroach: This is one of the larger cockroaches in the area. The American cockroach can measure over 2 inches long. They have reddish-brown bodies with a yellow figure-eight marking just behind their head on their back. 

  • German cockroach: German cockroaches are one of the most common types of roaches found in Florence homes. Their tan, oval-shaped bodies are usually about ?  inch long and feature two dark stripes that run parallel down their backs. 

Instead of laying individual eggs, female roaches will lay an egg sac, commonly called an ootheca. The ootheca is usually tan or dark brown and shaped like a rectangle. Some ootheca will contain over 30 baby cockroaches inside. Because they reproduce so quickly, it doesn't take long for a few roaches in your home to become a full-blown infestation. 

Health Risks: Cockroaches Spread Disease And Trigger Allergies

Roaches are filthy creatures that pick up a wide range of bacteria, diseases, and viruses on a daily basis. These harmful pathogens can easily be transmitted to you if the bugs are able to walk around your home, especially near your food or food preparation surfaces. Some illnesses you may catch from a roach infestation include cholera, dysentery, and salmonellosis. 

In addition to spreading harmful diseases, roaches can trigger allergies and asthma in some people. Their urine, saliva, and feces have been known to irritate the upper respiratory tracts of humans and can also cause trouble breathing. 

Professional Cockroach Extermination: When To Call The Experts

Roaches can hide inside your walls, under your furniture, above your ceiling, and in other hard-to-reach areas of your home. Because they are so good at staying out of sight, getting rid of roaches can be difficult if you don’t have experience in cockroach control. The best way to eliminate cockroaches from your Florence home for good is to call a professional cockroach control specialist. They can use the latest tools and techniques to eliminate the roaches completely from your home. 

Preventing Cockroach Infestations: Tips For A Roach-Free Home

If you want to prevent cockroaches from entering your Florence home, keep all food properly stored away and keep your home clutter-free to eliminate any hiding spots. You should also call the professionals at Pest Guard Exterminating. We can quickly eradicate the cockroaches in your home. We also offer follow-up treatments to ensure the roaches stay away for good.

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I absolutely felt like Pest Guard Exterminating cared about helping me keep my home pest free and was very knowledgeable. The services were a fair price! I would recommend them to anyone who needs help with anything pest related!

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