Cockroaches are a persistent and dangerous problem in South Carolina. They are repulsive pests that invade homes, create a horrible odor and spread harmful bacteria, like salmonella. They pick up bacteria and disease on their bodies that they get from traveling through trash and sewers, then walk over food, food preparation areas and other surfaces causing contamination. Their dried shed skin and feces can also trigger asthma and allergies in some people once it becomes airborne.
Roaches have six legs, broad flat bodies, and long antenna. The two most common roaches in South Carolina are the American and German cockroaches. Both types are attracted to remote hiding places that are moist and warm during the day. At night they will actively mate as well as forage for food and water. Their evasive behavior makes it very hard for people to find and get rid of them. They will feed on all things organic, and they can survive a long time in one place if that place is located near a food source. It is very important that you do not let a cockroach infestation get out of control. The health of your entire family is at risk when even a few cockroaches are present in a home. You will want to know the signs of an infestation and get help from pest control professionals at the first sign of an infestation.
Signs of a cockroach infestation include:
- Areas of built up droppings behind appliances, underneath sinks, in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. (American cockroach feces are similar to mouse droppings but have blunt ends and ridged edges but German cockroach feces look like coffee grinds)
- Presence of scurrying or flying roaches that are commonly found in dark damp areas of your home like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms
- Musty odors from the pheromones that the roaches give off may become unbearable
- Shed exoskeletons and egg casings under cabinets or in drawers
Since cockroaches are extremely evasive and hard to eradicate alone, cockroach problems should be taken care of by a professional pest company like Spencer Pest Services in Greenville, South Carolina. Spencer Pest Service can give you peace of mind that all cockroaches will be eliminated and you will not suffer any new infestations. Your home will be free of disgusting roaches and the health problems that they can cause. Give us a call today.