How To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Lake Mary House & Keep Them Out
January 10, 2022 - Cockroaches
What is one common Florida pest that you dread to find in your home? Some people are terrified to find rodents; others cannot stand the thought of ants. Today, we will be talking about one of the most problematic pests in our area: the cockroach. If you are looking for ways to get and keep these pests out of your Lake Mary home, here are some things to consider today.
Common Types Of Cockroaches To Invade Lake Mary Homes
Lake Mary is home to a few different types of cockroaches. The three most common are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. All three of these flat, oval-shaped bugs invade homes to find food, moisture, and hiding places. German cockroaches are the most common, mostly because of their smaller size. The German cockroach is ½ to ⅝ of an inch long, light brown to tan in color, and has two almost parallel dark lines behind its head. American cockroaches are the biggest roaches in our area. These pests range between 1 ¼ to 2 ⅛ inches long and have reddish-brown bodies and a yellow figure-eight mark just behind their heads. Oriental cockroaches are much easier to identify and a bit less common than American and German cockroaches; these bugs have a one-inch-long black body and shiny appearance.
Why It Is A Major Health Risk To Have Roaches In Your Home?
Cockroaches are not just creepy pests that regularly scare homeowners. They are also disease-causing organisms carrying critters that pose a serious threat to you and your family. What makes things worse is that cockroaches do not spread diseases directly. They spread sickness-causing organisms off their dirty bodies and through their droppings and urine. Most of the time, the bacteria, pathogens, and parasites these pests spread are invisible, hidden on left-out food and inside open pantry items.
The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your House
If you are worried about different types of cockroaches invading your home or are looking for a way to quickly address a current infestation plaguing you and your family, we have options for you at Hawkeye Home & Pest Solutions. Our team knows how to identify a cockroach nest in and around area homes and has the experience and advanced tools and treatments needed to address problems fast and effectively. If you are unsure if your home has an active infestation or not, let one of our sharp-eyed technicians pay you a visit. They will perform a thorough inspection and inform you of any pest pressures they find.
Five Easy & Effective Cockroach Prevention Tips For Your Home
Once cockroaches are out of your home, your next step should be to put in place some prevention to keep them out. If you have some extra time on your hands and access to a hardware store, here are five easy and effective DIY tips to try today.
- Purchase a caulking gun and some high-quality silicone caulk. Use these tools to seal gaps, cracks, and holes in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Make sure all of your home’s exterior windows and doors are equipped with protective screens.
- Install door sweeps and weatherstripping around loose-fitting exterior doors.
- Keep your living areas clean and do your best to keep clutter to a minimum.
- Store all of your leftover food, pantry items, and pet food inside airtight plastic, glass, or metal containers.
Call Hawkeye Home & Pest Solutions today to find out more about our affordable and effective year-round residential and commercial pest control options in Lake Mary, including a variety of specialty home and pest services, or if you have any unanswered questions about cockroaches.