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Cockroach Control in Citrus Heights

One of the most unsettling things a homeowner can discover is that they have a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are an unsanitary pest, common to the Citrus Heights and Sacramento region. Roaches can cause damage to your health, especially children, elderly, immunocompromised, and people with underlying health issues. Cockroaches carry a variety of pathogens and bacteria. They are known to pass on diseases such as Cholera, Salmonella, Dysentery, Giardia, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Typhoid Fever, and tapeworms. For some people they cause rashes, trigger allergies, and carry allergens that can trigger and develop asthma in children. After feeding, roaches damage your home by staining walls, floors, baseboards, and furniture with their contaminated excrement.

Citrus Heights Pest Control Specialists

You’ll want to stop cockroaches before they become a waking nightmare in your home or business, contact your local extermination experts, Pointer Pest Control. Out team has over 18 years of experience in the Greater Sacramento area. We have extensive experience as  cockroach pest control experts.

Schedule your free cockroach inspection today (916) 892-0005. We offer a pest service that is 100% guaranteed to work and backed by our Pointer Promise warranty to ensure your complete satisfaction (free unlimited treatments in between).

According to the city of Citrus Heights, cockroaches have increased in number in the area in 2022, moving through damp, dark areas like storm drains and sewer systems in order to build colonies. If roaches have infested your home, eliminating them on your own may be difficult. Contact Pointer Pest Control for a custom plan for exterminating cockroaches in your home.

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Types of Cockroaches in Citrus Heights

German Cockroach
Though there are over four thousand species of cockroaches in the world, there are a handful that are native to Citrus Heights and Orangevale. These types of roaches cause issues for homeowners and commercial businesses: German cockroaches, Asian (Oriental) cockroaches, American cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, and Turkenstan cockroaches. Each cockroach species has a distinct appearance. However, the German cockroach is the most common to Central California. Here is a summary of each type of cockroach found in the Citrus Heights area.
  • German Cockroach. About half an inch long, usually colored brown or black. They usually live indoors in small cracks or hidden recesses. German cockroaches have two black stripes that run horizontally down their head.
  • Oriental Cockroach. These large cockroaches are over an inch in length, and have a dark brown or black color. Known as “the waterbug of roaches”, these are particularly difficult to eliminate. The Oriental Cockroach like wet environments, such as near leaking pipes, under appliances, or under debris, leaves, or firewood.
  • American Cockroach.  The largest common cockroach in the US, the American cockroach can reach 1 ½ inches in length. This roach is brownish colored, and fits in tight spaces, cracks, and crevices. American cockroaches can fly and also run quickly. They nest in sewers and near water sources.
  • Brown Banded Cockroach. This is a smaller cockroach, only about 5/8 of an inch long. The roach is named for two light bands on its abdomen. The brown banded cockroach is light tan or brown and can jump. The males of the species can fly. These roaches do not need as much moisture as the other species, meaning they can live in varied environments.
  • Turkestan Cockroach. These reddish or light brown cockroaches live primarily outdoors, though they can come indoors when outdoor populations are at their peak. About an inch long, the Turkestan cockroach is a nuisance pest, especially for commercial properties, as they love to nest near trash receptacles, coming out to feed at night. The males can fly. Turkenstan roaches are sometimes confused for American cockroaches.
Oriental and Turkenstan cockroaches primarily form infestations outdoors. German, American, and Brown Banded roaches are the main cockroaches that form indoor infestations. These roaches find food and water sources inside homes and businesses, and multiply quickly. Cockroaches can live on almost any food source, including trash, food scraps, and waste material. Cockroaches become most active in the spring when their breeding season begins. This time is ideal for roaches because it follows the winter rainy season, which provides the moisture cockroaches require to survive. In years where there is a rainy late winter or early spring, this can cause more larger infestations leading into the summer.

Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Citrus Heights

Like many other pests, roaches are nocturnal, and are mostly active at night. Their flat oval -shaped bodies allow them to hide in dark, damp, tight spaces such as cracks and crevices. They like to hide in cracks in the walls or foundations, behind light outlets, behind baseboards, in drawers or cupboards, in cabinets, inside furniture and electronics, in appliances, and within any clutter or trash lying about. They especially like damp places like pipes in the bathroom or kitchen, as it provides water and darkness.  These are signs to look for if you suspect you have a cockroach infestation:
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  • Visible Roaches. Inside or outside of your property.
  • Droppings or Excrement. Resembling small dark spots near their hiding places.
  • Stain Marks. They will leave a smear/stain on walls and other surfaces.
  • Unusual or musty odor. Which is present due to the pheromones in cockroach droppings.
  • Egg capsules. Finding egg capsules is a sure tell sign. Each capsule can hold over 30 nymphs.
  • Shed Skin. As they grow, cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times until becoming adults.
Roaches can eat almost anything. Dirty dishes, full trash bins, food particles, opened food packages, meat, sugars, starches, fats, and decaying matter are all food sources for cockroaches. They do not need a lot of food to survive once an infestation takes place. They often hide near water, in the bathroom or kitchen. They need water to survive and breed, and these are common infestation areas. In deep infestations, roaches can be in any room in the house.

How do Roaches Enter Your Home?

If you see one roach, there are many more nearby. But how do they get into your Citrus Heights home in the first place? Cockroaches are attracted to food sources and moisture. They can enter your home in a variety of ways. Hitching a ride on contaminated furniture or clothing. If you pick up furniture or appliances from a garage sale, be sure to inspect the items for signs of roaches. It only takes a couple of roaches to begin an infestation. If you work in a facility where cockroaches amy be present, be aware that cockroach eggs can come in your home on the soles of your shoes. Roaches can come from neighboring homes or apartments. If you have a neighbor with a serious infestation, roaches can travel next door to your home. The same principle applies in apartments and town homes. Your home can become infested from another nearby roach infestation. Spraying insecticide may cause cockroaches to journey to neighboring homes, but they will return once the insecticide diminishes in strength. Entering through cracks in windows and walls. Other pests can also enter your home from outdoors (such as rodents) through small openings in windows, walls or foundations. Be sure to inspect the exterior of your home regularly for possible entry points and seal any cracks and holes. Sewers and drains can be an entryway. Roaches thrive in sewers and drainpipes. Have your drains cleaned regularly and use drain covers to prevent cockroaches from entering your home. Pipes and vents can allow access. Holes in pipes and vents can allow roaches to enter your home. Seal any holes with caulk or fine mesh to prevent pests from entering your home.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a difficult pest to completely eradicate. Their size and nature make them more difficult to control. You’ll want to identify if you have a cockroach issue before they begin multiplying rapidly and take over your home. Here are a few helpful tips and recommendations to avoid having a cockroach infestation:
  • Sealing cracks & crevices on the foundation and exterior of your home.
  • Keeping surfaces & floors clean of food and sugary substances.
  • Emptying indoor trash cans out daily. Do not leave food sources accessible for roaches to eat.
  • Storing food in sealed containers. It doesn’t take a lot of food for roaches to thrive. Seal everything.
  • Avoid bringing in used appliances, furniture, and clothing items into your home without properly inspecting them first.
  • Avoid having standing water indoors and outdoors.
  • Keeping your attic and crawlspaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Lastly, a regular cockroach barrier & protection plan will prevent your home from experiencing a full-blow infestation.

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The technician that came was friendly and took there time spraying the bug chemicals inside and out of the house. Also any questions or concerns I had the technician answered all my questions. I would definitely refer Pointer Pest Control to anyone that is having bug or rodent issues. Thank you Point Pest Control.
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02/05/2022
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Jose showed up right when scheduled. He was very knowledgeable, professional in his inspection and treatment, and informative on how the insecticides worked and what to expect next. I felt that I’d selected the right pest control company for the job.
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29/04/2022
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The technician, Antonio, did a great job. He was very professional and personable. The service so far is good quality at a competitive price.
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21/04/2022
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Jose was my technician. I'm happy with the service and price from the company. I wanted a cockroach and rat extermination. Jose was very informative with how the process works. 5 Stars across the board.

Citrus Heights Pest Control Services

Resdential Pest Control

Homeowners in Citrus Heights will benefit from our residential pest control plans. Our cockroach control treatments are thorough, pet-friendly, and designed to eradicate unwanted roaches from your home. If you one roach, there are surely more nearby. Once they form a colony, they can breed rapidly, overrunning your home. Contact the pest specialists at Pointer Pest Control for immediate assistance.

Commercial Pest Control

If you're a business owner in Citrus Heights, we can help you with cockroach and pest extermination. We work with restaurants, bars, day cars, nursing homes, warehouses, office buildings, fuel stations, storage units and more. Call us today for a free estimate. We can help you eliminate bugs , roaches, and other unsavory pests from your place of business.

Pest Library

If you need to research pests common to Citrus Heights or North Highlands, our online Pest Library contains all the information you need. Our.pest library contains entries on spiders, cockroaches, ants, wasps, silverfish, earwigs, mice, rats, millipedes, centipedes, beetles, fleas, ticks, moles, voles, and more. Learn more about the different pests that may be infesting your home or business.

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