Folsom Cockroach Control
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Folsom Cockroach Pest Control
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 Roseville and Sacramento region. Roaches can cause damage to your health, especially children and those already facing health issues. Due to filth and poor hygiene, cockroaches carry a variety of pathogens and bacteria. They are known to pass on diseases such as Cholera, Dysentery, Giardia, Leprosy, Typhoid Fever, and more. For some people they even cause rashes, trigger allergies, and carry allergens that can trigger and develop asthma in children. After feeding and damaging areas in your home, they stain walls, floors, baseboards, and furniture with their contaminated excrement.
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You’ll want to stop cockroaches before they become a crawling nightmare in your home or business, let your local extermination experts, Pointer Pest Control, help you control them. With over 18 years of experience in the Greater Sacramento area, including Folsom, Orangevale, and Placer County. We’re your friendly and reliable cockroach pest control experts.
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Why Are Cockroaches Appearing More Often in Folsom?
Types of Cockroaches in Folsom
Though there are over four thousand species of cockroaches in the world, there are a handful that are native to Roseville. 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 Roseville-Granite Bay 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.
Folsom Has Seen an Increase in Cokcroach Infestations
Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Folsom
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. These are signs to look for if you suspect you have a cockroach infestation:
- 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.
How do Roaches Enter Your Home?
If you see one roach, there are many more nearby. But how do they get into your Roseville 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 townhomes. Your home can become infested from another nearby roach infestation.
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.
- Storing food in sealed containers.
- 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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