Are Cockroaches In Chicago Easy To Deter
We present an interesting question today. If you know anything about cockroaches, you know that they are notoriously hard to deter. But not all roaches are the same. Some are easier to prevent than others. Join us today as we examine three cockroach species every Chicago resident should know. We'll discuss how each is different, the health risks associated with them, how they enter homes, and what works to control these cockroach pests. If you have a cockroach infestation and you want help with cockroach identification or a solution to get rid of cockroaches, reach out to us!
The service team at Aerex Pest Control is more than happy to help. We offer innovative solutions for eco-friendly pest control in Chicago. When you have pest control questions, we have answers.
The Types Of Cockroaches That Invade Chicago Homes
We have a handful of roaches in Chicago that commonly enter our homes. On the top of the list are oriental, German, and American cockroaches. In terms of how easy they are to control, they fall in that order. There are a few reasons why.
Oriental cockroaches are entirely black and look like armored beetles. They are the easiest to control because they prefer dirty and damp environments typically not found indoors. While they certainly can infest a home permanently, they don't generally choose to live where it is clean and dry.
American cockroaches are pernicious pests. They're the chestnut-colored cockroaches with the yellowish figure eight on their backs. They're also the largest roaches that invade Chicago homes. An adult cockroach of this species is several inches long. Often called water bugs or Palmetto bugs, these roaches are attracted to damp habitats, so a dry home may drive them outside.
German cockroaches are the worst of all cockroaches, and some believe the worst of all insects that invade human domiciles. They can tolerate clean conditions and dry habitats. They're also able to deal with food scarcity better than other roaches. These are the tan-colored cockroaches with the black equal sign on their backs.
Cockroach identification is essential as it can help you determine what you're up against and whether or not it is time to contact a professional. If you have oriental or American cockroaches, you may try sanitation and moisture control first and see if those roaches vacate your premises and move away from your exterior. We'll tell you how to get rid of cockroaches naturally in a moment. First, let's discuss how these three cockroach species differ in their ability to make you sick.
When cockroaches are in your home, contact a licensed home pest control professional. A professional will apply the scientific method to handle a cockroach infestation during each step appropriately.
- An inspection is performed to determine where roaches are active, their entry points, conducive conditions, and potential routes.
- Exclusions are applied to limit the ability of roaches to get around your home and keep them out of your home.
- The pest roaches in your home are properly identified.
- Control materials are selected to target the specific species. Each species is somewhat different.
- Once your home is cockroach-free, a service provider can help you keep them outside your home by providing ongoing perimeter protection and crack and crevice treatments.
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