How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My Sacramento Home?

September 15, 2022

We all want to feel comfortable in our homes. We want to be able to go home, kick back, and relax after a long day of work and errands. One emotion we don't want to feel in our Sacramento home is a feeling of disgust. One pest that creates that feeling is cockroaches. Seeing a cockroach run across the floor or dart behind jars of food in the pantry gives you a sick feeling. 

If you have seen a cockroach in your house and don't want to feel disgusted when you walk into the kitchen, you need the Sacramento pest control experts from ProServ Pest Management. We will eliminate the roaches in your home so you won't feel sick to your stomach when you flip on the light in the kitchen.

cockroach in dish

Does Seeing One Roach In My Home Mean I Have An Infestation?

If you find a cockroach in your house, you need to investigate your house for indications of an infestation. If there is more than one roach in your home, you will see the following:

  • Fecal droppings: The excrement of cockroaches is black or dark brown oval-shaped pellets that appear as a stain. 
  • Egg capsules: Cockroach eggs appear as black, tan, or brown pills. The size of the pill capsule depends on the cockroach species. 
  • Musty odor: Cockroaches communicate with each other through the release of pheromones. 
  • Cockroaches: If there is one cockroach in your home, more are hiding in a nest with eggs waiting to hatch.

Look for signs of cockroach infestation in the kitchen beneath appliances, inside cabinets, under countertops, garbage disposal, and inside the pantry. In the bathroom, look for evidence around the drains. In the bedrooms and living room, investigate under furniture, between furniture cushions, and behind pictures. If you have a basement, look in the corners and high-moisture areas. 

Is It Dangerous To Have Roaches In My House?

The cockroaches in a house are not clean creatures. Sewers, garbage, drains and other unsanitary areas attract cockroaches. These areas are Petri dishes hosting bacteria, viruses, and worms. As these bugs travel over these disease-infested areas, the spines on their legs and body are like a magnet attracting the pathogens. Later, when the roaches move from food sources in your Sacrament homes to their nest, the bacteria, viruses, and worms fall off onto the surfaces below and contaminate them. 

The following are disease-causing pathogens cockroaches transport:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E. coli infection 

In addition to shedding pathogens as they travel, cockroaches defecate and urinate on surfaces in your Sacramento home. As the droppings dry, the fecal matter becomes airborne and may cause allergic reactions in children.

Why Do I Have Roaches In My House?

If you find a cockroach in your house, it is because it has found food, water, warmth, and shelter. Most cockroaches are attracted to heat and moisture. For example, the German cockroach, the most common roach in homes, prefers temperatures higher than 70℉. Cockroaches like dampness found around drains and leaky pipes; basements and crawlspaces with high humidity attract cockroaches. Sources of food like open garbage cans are inviting to the roaches.

How Do I Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My House?

To get rid of cockroaches, practice good sanitation in and around your home. Remove debris, eliminate standing water and damp areas, and keep the garbage cans closed in the yard. Inside your Sacramento house, regularly vacuum, wipe down surfaces after cooking and meals, keep garbage cans closed, and dehumidify high-moisture areas. 

Killing a few cockroaches will not stop the infestation in your Sacramento home. To eliminate the roaches, you need the best cockroach pest control in Sacramento, ProServ Pest Management. We will destroy the cockroaches you see and eliminate the eggs preventing the next generation. Contact us today and get a free quote. 

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