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How To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches In Your San Mateo Home

April 30, 2022 - Cockroaches

Imagine for a second that you are stranded out in the woods on a cold winter night. On top of this, you can hear things moving in the brush nearby. All things considered, if you were to stumble upon an abandoned cabin, would you go indoors? Of course, you would. If it is the safest place around, it would be a great place to spend the night. This is how German cockroaches feel when they invade homes here in San Mateo. Although they can live outdoors, cockroaches prefer our homes because they are much safer and provide great shelter from inclement weather and predators. If you are dealing with an infestation of cockroaches inside your home and are looking for immediate help with your problem, hop over to our contact us page. We would be happy to send a technician your way ASAP. To help you better understand German cockroaches and the health hazards they bring into San Mateo homes, settle in. Here is everything you need to know.

How To Identify German Cockroaches

Of all the types of cockroaches around the globe, the German cockroach is by far the most common. Identify this pest by its ½ to ⅝” long, light brown to tan body, and the two almost parallel dark lines located behind its head. The trick to identifying these pests inside your home is to know what signs they leave behind. Some common signs of a cockroach infestation include fecal droppings, grease marks, egg casings, shed skins, and dead roaches. Before you check for these signs inside your home, grab a flashlight. These pests love hiding in tight, moist, spaces and do everything in their power to stay out of sight. Some places to look for German cockroaches are under large appliances and furniture and around basements, crawlspaces, and laundry rooms. If you don’t want the chance of one of these pests skittering out at you during your search, let the professionals at Pacific Pest Management look for you. Our team would be happy to perform a detailed inspection, identify your risk, and suggest some pest control options to get these pests out fast.

Why Having German Cockroaches In Your Home Is A Health Hazard

A German cockroach is usually as dangerous as its last meal and the place it is currently staying. You see, cockroaches aren’t born dangerous, they pick up disease-causing organisms throughout their lifespan. These organisms are found on and inside the trash, fecal matter, and other nasty things cockroaches consume. The pathogens are then transported over kitchen surfaces, left-out food, and other places people might touch. Many of these organisms can lead to disease. What diseases do cockroaches carry? The German cockroach spreads different forms of gastroenteritis which cause ailments like food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and other similar illnesses. This pest also carries many forms of disease-causing parasitic worms.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches

There are many ways homeowners try to handle cockroaches. We are here today to steer you away from some of the less effective and dangerous options. To start, avoid using any products that contain harmful chemicals. Although sometimes effective at eliminating roaches, chemical-based pest control can be harmful to humans and pets. As for natural cockroach control, most options involve preventive strategies, not elimination. If you are trying to address a problem inside your San Mateo home, your best option is to trust its care to a professional. They will know what products work best to control cockroaches and have the experience to use them properly.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of German Cockroaches In Your Home

If you are currently living with a German cockroach infestation and are looking for a way to get these pests out of your San Mateo home, you are in the right place. Pacific Pest Management is a local pest control provider that specializes in total cockroach control. It all starts with a thorough inspection. This involves one of our friendly and highly trained technicians checking for pest pressures in and around your home. Once we have established your risk, we will suggest a quick treatment plan to address your current problem. If you are looking for long-term pest control, we will offer options for that as well. It all depends on the level of service you are looking for.

Call today to discover more about our San Mateo pest control options and schedule a service visit for your home and property. 

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