Cockroach Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Cockroaches

german roach up close

Keeping cockroaches out of your Jersey City home is vital for your health because cockroaches contaminate everything they touch and spread many different diseases. This is because they hang out in some truly horrifying places, such as raw sewage, rotting garbage, and even decaying flesh. They eat these things and then come crawling into your house, dragging every germ they picked up along the way. This is why it's so vital to never neglect pest control in Jersey City for your home or business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are extremely common omnivorous insects. They are actually quite important in the wild because they help the process of decay. However, their penchant for eating decaying things gives them some filthy habits that have no place in your home.

Some of the most common types of cockroaches you will see in our area include American, German, and oriental cockroaches. Each of these roaches is its own separate species, but they all have similar looks and behaviors.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are extremely dangerous because they carry a wide variety of diseases. Cockroaches can spread diseases in several different ways. They may drag them in on their filthy feet. They may leave droppings in your food or on prep surfaces. They can also die and decay in your home, contaminating the air.

Some of the most common diseases that a cockroach infestation can spread are:

  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Giardiasis
  • Leprosy
  • Listeriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever

Ensuring cockroaches stay out of your house is the only way to ensure you will not be eating roach-contaminated food in your own home.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Most of the time, you wind up with a cockroach problem because you are inadvertently attracting them inside by failing to follow cockroach prevention best practices. The things that can attract cockroaches to your home are pretty innocuous, and you may not even recognize them. They can be as simple as leaving an uncovered cookie jar on your counter or having overly loose lids for your garbage. That's how easy it is to attract roaches.

Where will I find cockroaches?

The reality is you may never actually find live cockroaches, even if you have a serious infestation. Cockroaches do not like to come into contact with people. Furthermore, they are mostly nocturnal animals and are most active when you are asleep. This means instead of looking for roaches, you will need to look for signs of cockroaches, including:

  • A musty or foul odor
  • Roach feces
  • Roach egg capsules
  • Roach exoskeletons
  • Dead roach bodies
  • Smear marks

If you start seeing more than one of these signs, it is a safe bet that you have a cockroach infestation, even if you are not seeing them scurrying around.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Unfortunately, the reality is that getting rid of a cockroach infestation is practically impossible for your average home or business owner. This is especially true when it comes to German cockroach control because these particular roaches are fast breeders. Even so, all roaches are still tough as nails and very hard to kill in large numbers. That's where we come in.

Here at Bayonne Exterminating, cockroaches may be able to run, but they can't hide, and they cannot escape our battery of roach control products. So don't waste your time with ineffective and potentially toxic store-bought products. Just contact us for the best home pest control and commercial pest control available.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

The best way to prevent cockroaches is to keep your home clean, your garbage covered, your food stored properly, and any moisture issues under control. That way, you cut off cockroaches' access to the things they need from your home and encourage them to move on. However, if even this does not work, you can always contact us here at Bayonne Exterminating for the most accurate cockroach identification and most effective cockroach treatment around.

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