Cockroaches were once considered tropical pests but have adapted to varying climates. They can be active year-round in the mild South Carolina weather. However, spring and summer bring them out in full force. It is imperative to get control of a cockroach infestation quickly. Cockroaches carry bacteria and can transmit diseases. If left on their own, they can reproduce rapidly and become difficult to get rid of.
There are strategies you can employ and mistakes you can avoid to deter the threat of cockroaches. If you do find yourself with a cockroach infestation, Spencer Pest Eliminators can help you rid your home of these unappealing pests.
When to Expect Cockroaches
Cockroaches are nocturnal, and you will primarily find them scurrying around your home during nighttime hours. If you see cockroaches frequently during the day, it may be a sign that you have a large infestation. They are more active in spring and summer during mating season.
Dangers Cockroaches Bring
Cockroaches can transmit bacteria such as salmonella and listeria. They can cause allergic reactions in some people and may trigger asthma attacks. Their feces can contaminate your home.
Mistakes to Avoid
Cockroaches are pests that are attracted to dirty homes. Allowing trash to accumulate or keeping lots of clutter in your home, can attract cockroaches. They will find uncommon food sources such as food and grease trapped in your drains or garbage disposal. Dirty dishes left in the sink also attract cockroaches. Cockroaches are also known as “water bugs” and seek out moist areas.
Strategies to Deter Them
There are a few things you can do to keep cockroaches out of your home:
- Take trash out frequently and keep it in sealed trash receptacles.
- Clean up spills right away, wipe counters, and don’t leave dirty dishes out.
- Consider storing food in air-tight containers or putting items, such as bread and fruit bowls, in the refrigerator.
- Clean out drains every few months.
- Make sure there is no moisture from leaky pipes accumulating under sinks or around toilets.
Professional Pest Control with Spencer Pest Eliminators
At Spencer Pest Eliminators, our technicians have years of experience keeping our Greenville neighbors safe from pests. With one of our three year-round pest control service plans, we can keep your home pest-free, including cockroaches, year-round. If you have a problem with cockroaches right now, contact us to eliminate your problem immediately.