Identifying And Getting Rid Of Roaches In Your Phoenix Home

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When the heat scorches in Arizona, cockroaches seek shelter to protect themselves. Unfortunately, homes in Phoenix tend to see more of these unwanted visitors than other cities in the state due to its climate. Once cockroaches move in, you'll struggle to get rid of them without the help of Phoenix pest control. Our team at Overson Pest Control stresses the importance of homeowners learning how to keep roaches out. Here you'll learn how to identify cockroaches and make your home less attractive to them when temperatures climb. Read on to learn how to protect yourself, and call us when you need professional cockroach pest control in Phoenix.

How To Identify Common Types Of Cockroaches

The cockroaches found in Phoenix fall into three categories: the American, German, and oriental varieties. These bugs have many things in common, but you must learn what sets them apart to identify them correctly. Here's some cockroach size and info to make identification easier.:

  • The American cockroach has the longest body of the three and can grow over two inches long. So if you see an oval-shaped, light brown cockroach in your home, it's likely this variety. They can fully mature in as little as six months.
  • German cockroaches are the smallest of the three, growing to be half an inch long on average. Despite their name, they are the most common roaches found in homes in the United States. German cockroaches are invasive because they cannot survive without human activity, feeding on the food and garbage we produce.
  • Oriental cockroaches are larger than the German variety, but not by much. They prefer to travel and nest in damp locations. They produce a musky smell to communicate with each other, making their presence hard to ignore. 

Overson Pest Control has treatment plans for cockroaches. Call to schedule an appointment.

Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your House

Cockroaches won't cause structural damage like other pests and are highly unlikely to bite humans. However, there's a reason why they have a reputation as dangerous pests. Roaches are incredibly filthy and carry bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases and trigger allergic reactions. 

Since roaches contaminate everything they touch, preventing an infestation is an invaluable defense. In addition to exterminating these pests, we teach our customers how to deter cockroaches from entering their homes. 

Our Overson Pest Control technicians can identify the areas in your home where cockroaches are likely to enter and show you how to block those entrances. 

How To Remove Factors That Attract Cockroach To Homes

Knowing how to prevent cockroaches in Phoenix means more than sealing cracks and holes. You need to understand what attracts cockroaches and remove those factors. Here are just a few:

  • Roaches love moisture and will congregate near these water sources: For homeowners, this means leaky pipes, AC units, and humid parts of the home. In addition to dark areas, roaches are more likely to nest where water gathers.
  • Poorly maintained lawns are invitations for roaches to stay on your property: Tall grass, overgrown plants, fallen leaves, and other natural debris give cockroaches ideal hiding places. Once they're home on your lawn, it's only a matter of time before conditions force them indoors.
  • Food sources left in the open will attract roaches like nothing else: These food sources include your food, pet food, garbage, and crumbs. Cockroaches are more likely to return (and eventually nest) in places where they found food in the past.

Overson Pest Control specializes in identifying the conditions that lure cockroaches inside residential buildings. When you hire us, we'll carefully examine your property and help remove these things to deter future cockroach infestations.

How To Get Rid Of The Roaches In Your House For Good!

Roaches are hardy and prolific breeders. Trying to fight them on your own with commercial products and home remedies is doomed to failure. Instead, you need Overson Pest Control on your side to win your fight against these and other disgusting pests.

With over ten years of experience, we know the best ways to treat homes for cockroaches. Because we care about our customers, we back our services with a 100% guarantee and free re-services. So call us today, and we'll work with you to rid your home of cockroaches completely!