How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Phoenix Homeowners

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Have you ever held a roach? Most people have not and have no intention of ever doing so. Why? Because cockroaches are disgusting. On top of looking gross, these invasive pests are dangerous. 

Today we will take a moment to break down some of the most common types of cockroaches in Phoenix and offer some options to combat these pests inside and around your home. 

Reach out to Overson Pest Control now to learn about our cockroach control offerings. While you are talking with our team, ask about our other options for pest control in Phoenix. We are confident you will find whatever you are looking for.

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

Phoenix is a big place with lots of room for pest activity. Something you should be able to do is identify different kinds of cockroaches inside and around your home. To simplify this, here are three common area species and how to identify each.

German cockroaches are 1/2 an inch long and have light brown to tan bodies with two parallel dark lines behind their heads.

American cockroaches are 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches long and have reddish-brown bodies with a figure-eight pattern behind their heads.

Oriental cockroaches are an inch long and are completely black without any distinguishable markings. 

If you're not sure if your home has an active cockroach infestation or not, let us visit. We will inspect your living areas for the signs these pests leave behind and inform you of what we find.

Health Risks: Cockroaches Spread Disease And Trigger Allergies

Cockroaches are much more than scary-looking; they are also a clear and present threat to humans. These pests pose issues with the bacteria, pathogens, and parasites they carry on and inside their bodies. Some of the most common diseases you might contract from roaches inside your home are cholera, giardia, leprosy, and salmonellosis. 

Unfortunately, the problems these pests cause do not stop here. Roaches also spread allergens with their shed skins and dry fecal droppings. If you have asthma or allergies, you do not want these pests crawling around inside your home.

Eradicate A Cockroach Infestation: Call In The Experts!

There is no better way to say this; cockroaches are hard to control. Even professionals struggle from time to time to handle these terrible little insects. At Overson Pest Control, we work hard to ensure our methods are effective and fool-proof. 

If you suspect your home has an active infestation of these insects, bring in our team. We have the tools and training needed to identify, eliminate, and prevent roaches and other pests that might be causing you trouble. All you need to do is give us a call or reach out through our website.

Cockroach Prevention: Proactive Tips To Prevent Infestations

If you are looking for the most effective option to prevent roaches in Phoenix, do not hesitate to call our professionals. If you are looking for some tips and tricks to reduce your chances of finding these pests indoors, here are some methods to consider today.

  • Reduce moisture indoors and fix leaky pipes.
  • Address clutter and do your best to organize your storage areas.
  • Store all food inside airtight containers.
  • Clean, clean, and clean some more.
  • Invest in trash cans that have pest-proof lids.

Contact our team at Overson Pest Control if you have questions about our advanced cockroach control offerings or if you are ready to make an appointment for your Phoenix home