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Cockroaches 101- Everything You Need To Know About These Nasty Pests

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Cockroaches are typically seen as unwanted pests, although this isn’t entirely true. The vast majority of cockroaches we see on a daily basis do in fact invade our homes, cause a nuisance, and definitely are pests. However, certain varieties of cockroaches are essential to the environment and will actually help to recycle organic materials which are decaying or dying. With that being said, the cockroaches that we consider as pests are known to carry various diseases and can emit some pretty disgusting odors.

Some cockroaches can measure over 2 inches in length and are most often found in environments where waste food is present. This will typically be kitchens and restaurants. Cockroaches will have six legs and two antennae and certain species even have wings, thus making them even more of a nuisance, although it must be said that winged cockroaches aren’t particularly great at flying. Most cockroaches will make chirping noises of some sorts, although there are certain species which can get extremely vocal.

Facts About Cockroaches

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  • There are a wide variety of ways in which cockroaches may enter your home. Most typically this will be through cracks or crevices in the walls, floors or ceilings. They can also enter your home through the sewage and drainage systems and also the pipes. Cockroaches have been known to be brought in from outside on your person or in shopping bags, etc.
  • Cockroaches will be particularly attracted to the home environment, as they will find warmth, food and water, and a place to nest. In fact, this is the ideal place for them to start breeding.
  • You should be aware that cockroaches breed at an extremely fast rate, and if you happen to spot just one cockroach there is likely to be plenty more nearby.
  • An interesting fact is that cockroaches are usually nocturnal creatures. Unfortunately, if you happen to spot a cockroach during the day this may a sign that you have an extremely severe infestation of these pests. The likelihood is that their “resting place” has been severely overcrowded and they have simply been forced out into the open before nightfall.
  • As many of you may be aware, cockroaches can aggravate asthma and other types of allergies. Cockroaches will shed their skins, they leave droppings behind, and of course many die on a daily basis. Unfortunately, if you are especially prone to allergies or if you have young children in your home this can be very dangerous.
  • Cockroaches are fantastic at hiding and you may even have a possible infestation without even knowing it because you haven’t actually seen a cockroach with your own eyes. Even if you purchase insecticides or other chemicals to rid yourself of a potential cockroach problem, you should know that their eggs are actually protected from these. So, even if you happen to kill a number of live cockroaches you will have done little to harm their eggs and a future onslaught of cockroaches.

This is typically why many people turn to professional services in order to rid their homes of cockroaches. You will need a certain amount of knowledge about cockroaches and various, specialized materials and equipment.

Jack Peterson is a part of the team at Floor and Pest Clean, a company based in Queensland that offers an extensive range of pest control and cleaning services. He enjoys motor sports and mountain biking in his leisure time.

3 Tips For Exterminating Pests Yourself

 3 Tips For Exterminating Pests Yourself

Dead american cockroach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3 Tips For Exterminating Pests Yourself 

If you have ever seen a bunch of ants in your home or a couple cockroaches you probably thought to yourself that you would be able to take care of the problem all on your own.  Having an exterminator come to your home to get rid of the bugs that have decided to live alongside you is a cost that you do not enjoy writing a check for at the end of the day.  You would rather have spent that money on something for yourself.

Why do bugs that are so much smaller than me need a professional to get them out of my house?  Since I am so much bigger, shouldn’t I be able to get rid of them myself?

The Tips

Here are three tips to finally rid your home of the bugs on your own:

1)      Home improvement stores have many options for pest control.  They usually have entire sections of their stores devoted to it.  If you have ants, buy an ant trap.  If you have cockroaches, buy some cockroach spray.  Home improvement stores will usually have pest control for almost any pest you have in your home as well.  They even have a bed bug spray.

2)      Pests cannot survive unless they have food and water just like us!  You need to keep a tight watch on all of the food in your home in order to stop the number of pests from expanding.  Keeping a keen eye on your box of Cheez-Its could be the answer to your pest problem.  It will take much longer to rid your home of pests through this method but it always works.  Unless you have termites because those guys are actually eating your home.

3)      Use your vacuum instead of your hands.  Instead of using your hands to try and pick up all of the darn bugs you should expedite the process by using your vacuum.  Using your vacuum will also catch the pests in a nice container that you can dispose of easily.

Saving Dough

These three tips to save you money with the exterminator are very useful, but for termites you need to hire a professional.  There’s just too many of them in a colony and they are eating away at the structural integrity of your house.  For the common household pests you can definitely vacuum them right up and throw them out with the trash.

If you have any questions about exterminating the pests, you can call any good, upstanding pest control company to try and solve the problem on your own before you need to lay down money for them.  If they help you once then you are likely to call them again if you really do need their services.  So you asking them a pest control question to save yourself money is just building their client list.

There is a limit to how much you can take care of by yourself at home.  The professionals make a living for a reason.  But the professionals also charge you a premium price for their services.  Use these three tips the next time you have a pest problem to keep your wallet nice and fat.

Maybe if the exterminator does have to come to your house to take care of your pest problem you will be able to cut him a deal.  There is never any shame in asking about one either.

By Brian Connor

Brian has written for many home improvement and home restoration blogs.  He wants to keep people informed about how they can go about exterminating pests the correct way.  Visit beelinepestcontroldenver.com for more information.

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Mesa Cockroaches

These cooler months in Arizona will bring cockroaches inside your home as they look for food and shelter from the elements. If you are seeing roaches in and around your Mesa, Arizona property; get Mesa Roach Control today!

Roach Control Mesa, AZ

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com

The Different Species of Cockroaches Living in Arizona

Most of the World’s cockroaches live in far away areas like the tropics. Despite having the majority of cockroaches living in these far away areas, Mesa, AZ is still home to three different cockroach species. If you’ve ever experienced them in your home, then you know they can be a very irritating, hard to control pest. The three species of Arizona cockroaches are:

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American Cockroach

These cockroaches are a brownish red and can measure up to two inches long. These buggers are larger and more homely in appearance when compared to the other species of Arizona cockroaches. Despite their more menacing appearance, they are not as much of a nuisance.

American cockroaches just vacation in your home for a short time. They stop by to grab a quick bite to eat. They then leave to live and mate somewhere else.

American cockroaches love hot, humid areas. They live in sewers, basements, storage rooms and garbage areas. These cockroaches can go three months with no food and a full month with no water.

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German Cockroach

The German cockroach is infamous! They are the most-frequent home invaders. When they invade, they set up house. They live, eat and mate under the same roof with you. They love bathrooms and kitchens because of their easy access to water and their favorite foods.

German cockroaches will eat just about anything. They are light brown in color, and are much smaller then the American cockroach, measuring only about ½ of an inch to ¾ of an inch long. These tiny pests have masses of children with one female laying well over 2,000 eggs in a calendar year. That makes for a lot of possible home invaders!

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Turkestan cockroaches are smaller and a little darker than the American roach. They prefer to live outside rather than in your homes and sewers. You will find then in leaf piles, flower beds, under rocks and in sprinkler control or water meter boxes.

These roaches are not as much of a health risk compared to American or German cockroaches and have one major trait most of us find annoying. They fly!

Controlling Mesa Roaches

The city of Mesa, AZ will coat the underneath of its 8,000 manholes with a latex based insecticide every couple of years. This insecticide helps tremendously in keeping the roach populations under control. On the other hand, Mesa City is only in charge of the community’s sewers. It is the citizens of Mesa who are responsible for keeping roaches out of their homes and properties.

If you are a Mesa resident, and are having cockroach problems, contact a local exterminator today!

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Orkin
1116 South Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85210
(866) 713-9979
orkin.com

 

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