The Best Way To Get Rid Of Dirty Roaches In And Around Your Fairfax Home
October 15, 2022 - Cockroaches
It is upsetting to get up in the middle of the night, enter the bathroom, turn on the light, and see cockroaches running for cover. You lose your appetite for a late-night snack when you stumble into the kitchen, open a cabinet, and have a cockroach staring back at you. It is embarrassing for a cockroach to run across the floor when friends are visiting.
If you are tired of being scared, frustrated, and embarrassed by cockroaches, you need the Fairfax pest control experts from SPRK Pest Solutions. Honesty, integrity, and respect are values underpinning our pest control company. We eliminate cockroaches from homes so you can take pride in your house.
How To Identify A Cockroach
There are over 4,000 cockroach species worldwide, and they all share the following characteristics:
- Flat, oval body
- Long, thin antennae
- Leather-like black or brown exterior
- Downward bent head
- Mouthparts point backward
Although all male cockroaches have wings, not all fly; furthermore, females in some species do not possess wings.
There are four types of cockroaches in Fairfax homes, American, German, Oriental, brown-banded, and wood. American cockroaches have a reddish-brown body with a figure eight pattern on their heads, and German cockroaches have a light brown body with two dark stripes on their back. Oriental cockroaches have a dark reddish-brown to a black, shiny body, and brown-banded cockroaches have pair of light brown bands across their dark brown body. American wood roaches have a beige to brown body and are smaller than other cockroaches.
Roaches In Your Home Is A Hazard To Your Health
Cockroaches have spines on their legs which help them climb, but they also attract bacteria, viruses, and parasite worms as they walk over feces, sewage, garbage, and rotting food. A cockroach infestation is problematic because as the roaches travel inside the house, the pathogens on their legs fall off and contaminate surfaces. Cockroaches constantly defecate and urinate as they move throughout the home polluting areas. Another way they bring harm is from the saliva they deposit when chewing on food products.
Cockroaches spread pathogens that cause salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and E. coli infection. Infections spread by cockroaches cause flu-like symptoms and potentially life-threatening situations, and dried flakes from cockroach feces can cause allergic reactions in children.
DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money
Everyone wants to save money, and many people try homemade solutions to get rid of cockroaches, but these ultimately fail for these reasons:
- Homemade solutions don't penetrate the nests: You may kill cockroaches on contact, but unless you destroy the eggs, you will continue to have an infestation.
- Home remedies do not create long-lasting barriers: These solutions are quickly diluted by moisture or evaporated by heat.
- Do-it-yourself solutions are not species targeted: There are different cockroach species in Fairfax, and not all respond the same way to the same treatments.
Cockroach killer home remedies may deliver gratifying results when they kill a bug on contact; unless the solution is part of a targeted attack and ultimately destroys the roaches hidden throughout the house, it will prove futile.
The Call To Make For Total Cockroach Control For Your Home
To get rid of cockroaches in Farifax, you need trained professionals from SPRK Pest Solutions. We will identify the cockroach species infesting your home, determine entry points, and locate the attractions on your property and in your house. Using the knowledge gained from our inspection, we will develop a custom treatment strategy incorporating products safe for your family and pets. Our pest control technicians will follow up to ensure success. Contact us today and get your free quote.