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Cockroaches Love Indianapolis

a cockroach on a rock

Cockroach populations in the Indianapolis area are due to the high humidity of the Midwest and the mid-80's average summer temperatures as heat and humidity are conducive to cockroach breeding. Since Indianapolis is the most populated area in our state, cockroaches have plenty of access to food, water, and shelter which allows them to multiply, invade, and thrive inside both homes and businesses.

Identifying Cockroaches

Summer is the time when many pests, including cockroaches, become increasingly active and a nuisance for home and business owners; however, with the increase in other pests, some people find it hard to identify whether their pest problem is related to cockroaches or various types of beetles. Check out this helpful guide to learn more about the different types of roaches that are found in the Indianapolis area.

Why Cockroaches Are A Problem

Most of us have the general idea that cockroaches are disgusting and shouldn’t be allowed in our homes, but do we really know why? Sure, these pests are creepy to look at, but is that the only reason to avoid them? Cockroaches don’t belong in your home, not just because that they can, but because they actually pose significant health threats once inside homes due to their unsanitary nature — cockroaches attracted to rotted foods, trash, and both human and animal waste and scurry through gutters, drains, and sewers; as they move about, these pests pick up bacteria and pathogens that can spread illness to you and your family as they walk around and transfer that bacteria to your surfaces or food items. Some cockroaches can also cause allergies and asthma in some people, especially in children and the elderly.

Keeping Cockroaches Out

It can be hard to control a cockroach infestation in highly populated areas, like in the city of Indianapolis. You may be taking steps to protect yourself and your home, such as sealing gaps around your windows and doors, as well as any other cracks and crevices that could allow these pests to gain access to your home, removing trash on a regular basis, keeping food stored away, and keeping your home clean and free of clutter, but that doesn’t guarantee that you won’t experience a cockroach infestation. If your neighbors aren't taking the same steps to deter cockroaches from their homes, however, being in tight quarters with them may invite cockroaches to your neighborhood and right into your home or business.

The only way to get long-term protection from cockroaches it to implement year-round professional pest control services. Action Pest Control offers complete, advanced, and premier plans to help you protect your home from disease-spreading cockroaches. We begin our services with a thorough inspection and then treat any existing pest infestations that we find. We also perform a full exterior treatment and cobweb removal service, as well as help you to completely pest-proof your home. Our professionals will then come out and do exterior treatments per your plan's scheduling. Give us a call today to pick which of our residential pest control plans will work best to keep cockroaches out of your home!