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Ridding Roaches from Your Elizabethtown Home

October 25, 2019


Elizabethtown, Kentucky is a beautiful place with great weather much of the year. During the fall, Elizabethtown is a gorgeous place to live with many benefits. However, beautiful fall weather is also great for cockroaches. These nocturnal pests thrive in humidity and may enter homes during the fall in search of shelter and food. These are filthy and frustrating pests, but you don’t need to put up with a cockroach infestation this year. Here’s everything you need to know.

an american cockroach crawling along a wooden picnic table outside of an elizabethtown kentucky home during fall season

Types of Cockroaches

There are thousands of species of cockroaches in the world. In the United States, there are four kinds of cockroaches that are most likely to get into homes. The American cockroach is the largest, and usually a dark brown color. The German cockroach is smaller and often lighter. Oriental cockroaches are dark brown to black. Brown-banded cockroaches can be identified by one or two lighter bands on their backs.

All of these cockroaches are nocturnal. And all of them can carry dangerous bacteria through houses usually while people are sleeping. These pests are attracted to filth and may carry germs from a garbage can across the kitchen counter. Their presence can also cause allergic reactions for some people or worsen symptoms of asthma. Even without the health dangers, these creatures can be a horrifying sight.

 

What Do Cockroaches Eat?

Thankfully, cockroaches don’t eat or attack humans. They do sometimes bite people if their populations get high, but this is rare. Cockroaches will scour your kitchen and bathroom for food. They’re omnivores, meaning they’ll eat just about anything. They’re attracted to wet foods such as organic garbage and will even eat fecal matter. They’ll eat any type of food as well as substances such as toothpaste and mouth wash.

 

Keeping Cockroaches Out of Your Home

In order to rid your property of cockroaches, try to eliminate their food sources. Do this by keeping your house clean and keeping all food and garbage tightly sealed and protected. You can also discourage cockroaches by eliminating moisture in your home since they love damp environments. Another method for keeping cockroaches away is getting rid of vegetation near your home. By cutting back plants, you give cockroaches less chance to hide and fewer opportunities to get inside. Along with this, check the exterior of your home for any cracks, holes, or open spaces that could serve as entry points for roaches.

Once cockroaches do get inside, you can try some DIY methods to get rid of them. However, cockroaches are some of the toughest pests around. They’re incredibly tough to kill. Spraying chemicals can be dangerous to yourself and your family, and they might not even work for deterring cockroaches.

Instead, let Action Pest Control do the dirty work and get rid of these nasty pests. We have three levels of coverage to meet your specific needs. Don’t let cockroaches terrorize your house. There is a solution for a cockroach infestation that’s safe and efficient. Call us today for details.




 

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