Let's Talk About Cockroach Control In Phoenix


Cockroaches are problematic pests no one wants to have in their house. Even seeing one of these resilient pests induces panic, and for good reason. Roaches thrive in our warm weather and readily invade homes looking for food and water. They can do so easily thanks to their flat bodies and ability to live off anything from crumbs to feces.

If these nocturnal scavengers are in your home, they will multiply quickly and contaminate your food and surfaces. Since they are challenging to eliminate, you will need quality cockroach control in Phoenix to eliminate the intrusion. Read on as the Overson Pest Control experts show you how to identify local species and review their health risks. We will also share five reliable prevention tips that won't let you down.

What Cockroaches Look Like

Phoenix is home to different types of cockroaches. First, you have the notorious German cockroaches. This species is light brown with two dark stripes running down its back. It has wings but rarely flies. American cockroaches are reddish in color with a yellow figure-eight pattern behind the head. They can reach up to an inch and a half in length and can fly, though they prefer running. Finally, you have oriental cockroaches. This shiny black species is about an inch long with underdeveloped wings.

All three species have a flat body and long antennae. They are nocturnal, adaptable, and reproduce quickly. They also carry many health risks.

The Health Risks Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home

A cockroach infestation in your home can cause various health problems. These unhygienic scavengers are notorious for carrying bacteria like salmonella. You could contract them through contact with contaminated food or surfaces like kitchen counters. Consequences can include everything from food poisoning to respiratory issues.

Also, cockroach feces and their shed skins can release airborne particles that will contaminate the air in your home. Finally, roach infestations can damage property and attract other pests like rodents, which carry health risks. The following prevention tips can help keep all these unwanted invaders far from your home year-round.

Five Easy And Effective Cockroach Prevention Tips For Around The House

The following easy and practical house cockroach prevention tips can help keep cockroaches and other scavengers out of your house:

  1. Prioritize cleanliness: Dirty homes are magnets for cockroaches, who can find all sorts of hiding spots and food sources. Sweep and vacuum to keep your floors spotless. Wipe down and sanitize kitchen counters and other surfaces where roaches might congregate. Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
  2. Seal entry points: Cockroaches are resourceful. They can enter through the most innocuous vulnerabilities in your home. Close them as much as possible to keep roaches out.
  3. Store food properly: We recommend keeping anything edible, including pet food, in airtight containers. Cockroaches will readily invade them if they are accessible.
  4. Reduce moisture: Excessive humidity will attract many pests, not only cockroaches. Fix leaky faucets and appliances and prioritize proper ventilation in your bathroom and kitchen to discourage cockroach activity.
  5. Schedule regular professional inspections: Experts can help detect early signs of cockroach infestations and eliminate them for good. If you find droppings or spot live roaches in your home, it's time to take action.

These simple yet effective prevention tips will help you maintain a home free of dangerous pests. If you still find signs of cockroaches, Overson Pest Control is here to assist you.

The Best Cockroach Control Solution For Your Home

Overson Pest Control has several options for reliable cockroach control, starting with a thorough inspection to identify species, entry points, and conditions conducive to infestations.

Our field-tested protocols ensure tailored solutions, and we prioritize environmentally friendly approaches through pest-proofing and natural control methods. Together, we will minimize environmental impact while maximizing results. We will also help you prevent future intrusions year-round.

With Overson Pest Control, you benefit from years of expertise and a commitment to providing safe and efficient treatments for your home. Call our cockroach exterminators today to get started.