Every individual has their own least favorite pest to have around. For many, cockroaches are at the top of the list. Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but they are also extremely difficult to kill. Cockroaches are also hated because they can spread several diseases to humans, such as gastroenteritis and salmonella. Recent studies have indicated cockroaches can even cause allergies and trigger asthma.
Whether one cockroach has been spotted or multiple cockroaches have been seen frequently, Suburban Pest Control is the company to trust for cockroach control in Elk Grove. With our integrated pest management (IPM) programs, we provide safe and effective treatments that focus on using techniques other than pesticides. When pesticides are necessary, we apply them with the utmost care. Our team will also determine what measures need to be taken to prevent cockroaches from returning in the future.
Put an end to the turmoil of a cockroach infestation by calling (916) 527-9499 or contacting us online.
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Cockroaches are often found in food preparation areas such as kitchens and pantries. This allows them to feed off loose food items and have access to water. Knowing where they like to hide can be helpful in both determining if cockroaches are present in a home and making sure all affected areas are targeted during treatment. The more locations that are found and managed, the more successful the pest control program will be.
Cockroaches have several favorite hiding spots, including:
- Kitchen cupboards
- Behind refrigerators
- Below sinks
- Undisturbed furniture
- Cracks in walls
- Inside drains
- Cardboard boxes
- Around water heaters
For homeowners in California, managing cockroaches is not easy. Several species of cockroaches regularly find their way into homes in our area, including American, Turkestan, and Oriental cockroaches. Successful eradication of ainfestation begins with determining which species is present and where they are located.
Getting rid of cockroaches usually involves several steps, including:
- Exclusion: One way to eliminate and prevent cockroach invasions is by limiting hiding areas and avenues of access. This might involve adding door sweeps to close gaps under doors or caulking cracks and crevices.
- Sanitation: Sanitation is another necessary component in a strategy to combat cockroaches. Since cockroaches thrive in areas where food and water are available, it’s important to take measures to limit access to these items. This might involve keeping garbage in trash cans with tight-fitting lids, storing food in insect-proof containers, vacuuming cracks and crevices, and fixing plumbing leaks.
- Chemical controls (pesticides): Chemical controls such as baits, dusts and powders, or sprays may be combined with exclusion and sanitation if a cockroach population is established. Pesticides are not usually used when there are only one or two invaders found.
Complex cockroach issues are best dealt with by qualified and licensed professionals. Our Elk Grove cockroach control experts at Suburban Pest Control can determine the type and extent of the cockroach infestation and advise on the best solutions.
Call (916) 527-9499 today to request a free estimate for an integrated pest management program for cockroaches.
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