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The Key To Getting Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Tucson Home

September 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

Have you had the experience of going into the kitchen for a late-night snack, flipping on the lights, and seeing cockroaches run for cover under the appliances? Or, have you had the frightening incident of stumbling in the dark into the bathroom, turning on the light, and seeing roaches scampering down the drain? Having cockroaches in your house prevents you from relaxing, leaving you wondering where the next cockroach will reveal itself!

If you have cockroaches in your house or have seen only one cockroach, you need the Tucson pest control experts from Rigo Pest Prevention. For over a decade, we have been stopping pests in the Tuscan area, and we will eliminate the cockroaches in your home. 

Clear Signs Of Cockroaches In Your Home

While asleep in your comfy bed, cockroaches are moving about in your home, looking for food. Unless you get up in the middle of the night and turn on a light, you likely will not see the pests in your home; however, these are signs of cockroaches in your home:

  • Dark brown or black pepper-like droppings in dimly lit areas
  • Dark stains or smears in corners, the tops of doors, and around cracks in the walls
  • Dark-colored egg capsules in crevices in humid locations and underneath furniture
  • Dank, musty smell in rooms 

You will find these signs of cockroach infestation near food sources, behind appliances, around drains, in kitchen cabinets, and in dark areas.

Roaches In Your Home Are Hazardous To Your Health

Fecal matter, rotten food, garbage, sewage, and filth attract cockroaches. As the roaches crawl over the grimy areas, spines on their cockroach legs and body attract bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms on the surface of the filth. As the cockroaches return from the food excursion to their nests, the pathogens on their body fall off onto countertops, stored food products, and exposed fruits. Diseases caused by cockroaches include salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and an E. coli infection. 

The other way the cockroaches in your Tuscan home create a hazard is their constant defecation. In addition to urine, cockroaches leave droppings everywhere they travel. When the fecal matter dries, it becomes airborne, and inhaled by family members can create an allergic reaction — particularly in some children. 

Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails

It is natural to look for do-it-yourself cockroach control solutions. Many so-called remedies exist like baking soda mixtures, boric acid, diatomaceous earth, borax, fabric softener mixtures, peppermint, and more. Some potentially hazardous solutions include the use of foggers and bait stations. If you attempt to use these DIY methods, please note which ones are dangerous for pets and children. 

While these DIY suggestions to get rid of cockroaches may prove initially effective, they do not stop the source of the problem. To eliminate cockroaches in your Tucson home, you need to destroy the eggs hidden within dark cracks and crevices in your home. 

The Best Cockroach Control Solution For Your Home

Before you invest in DIY products, we recommend you take steps to control the infestation in your home. These steps include regularly vacuuming the house, wiping surfaces after each meal, removing debris like old magazines, excess cardboard boxes, and other stored items, and keeping inside and outside garbage cans closed. 

The best way to kill cockroaches is to allow the professionals from Rigo Pest Prevention to treat your home. Unlike many DIY methods, we will not put your children and pets at risk. Our pest control professionals will identify the type of cockroach species in your house so we can create a custom strategy effectively targeting the problem pest. Contact us today and set up a free inspection.