What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches In My Delaware County Home?

cockroach in basement

So many problems seem to come out of nowhere, especially those that threaten our homes. With pests, it’s important to stay on top of prevention long before an infestation becomes noticeable. Especially when it comes to cockroaches, it’s much easier to prevent populations than it is to eliminate them. At M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc., we can help you with all you need to know about proper pest control in Delaware County

How Can I Be Sure It’s Roaches In My Home 

Like most pests, cockroaches are masters at hiding. They tend to stick to the dark, damp corners of our homes and only emerge when we are asleep or not around to spot them. As such, it’s more common to spot the signs of cockroaches than it is to spot the cockroaches themselves. Here are some of the factors to look out for when trying to determine if you have a cockroach infestation

  • Skin Sheds: Cockroaches shed their skins as they grow, leaving behind their exoskeletons. You may notice their clear or yellowed skin sheds around your home. 
  • Eggs: Cockroach eggs look like tiny brown pellets or kernels, usually hidden in dark and moist areas. Specific appearances can vary by cockroach species, however, so it’s always good to turn to experts. 
  • Call Pros: It’s always easier to spot the signs of cockroaches if you know what to look for. That’s why a trained pair of eyes is always your best bet for properly identifying the problem. 

It’s better to be safe than sorry. So, rather than trying to root out evidence of cockroaches on your own, turn to M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc. for assistance today.

Can Roaches In My Home Really Make Me Sick?

Cockroaches aren’t nasty critters just because they are gross-looking bugs. They are considered pests because they actually contribute to health issues. All different types of cockroaches can be known to carry diseases like salmonella and some types of parasites. Even if they don’t carry diseases, cockroaches in your home contribute to dust and dander, which can cause allergies to flare up and be problematic for people with respiratory conditions like asthma. Cockroaches are particularly common causes of asthma attacks because they like to get inside a building’s ventilation ducts, helping to spread this dust around your home. 

What Attracts Roaches Into My Home? 

The first step in preventing cockroaches is knowing how they get in and what draws them to your property in the first place and what kinds of cockroaches are most common to find indoors. When dealing with American cockroaches or German cockroaches, the two most common species to invade homes, it’s important to address these factors:

  • Food: Even if you store your food properly, roaches can survive on mere scraps and crumbs that they pilfer from the tough-to-reach corners of your kitchen or home. Deep cleaning is an absolute necessity for pest control. 
  • Moisture: Cockroaches are also attracted to moisture, especially in dark areas like basements and attics. Address leaks and spills quickly and consider installing additional fans or venting systems to further curb moisture buildup. 
  • Access: Cockroaches can flatten their bodies to access your home, utilizing exterior cracks and holes or even the gaps below your doors and windows. 

The benefit of professional assistance isn’t just in getting rid of pests themselves but also in advising you on how to address these factors around your property. 

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches? 

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient pests around. They quickly develop resistances to common pesticides and they have natural adaptations that make them difficult to squish or kill through less chemical methods. That’s why the best way to get rid of cockroaches and prevent them from invading is to contact the professionals at M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc. We can get started right away on an inspection of your property and provide treatments that both eliminate infestations and defend your home against future ones. When looking for the best way to get rid of cockroaches, look no further than M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc.