Post Falls Area Cockroach Control
Croach® provides licensed, experienced cockroach control services in Airway Heights, Coeur d’ Alene, Deer Park, Lewiston / Clarkston, Liberty Lake, Moscow / Pullman, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Spokane, and Spokane Valley.
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How to Get Rid of Roaches in the Post Falls Area
Homeowners in our Post Falls service area loathe three types of roaches infesting their homes: the German cockroach, the American cockroach, and the Brown-banded cockroach.
Croach® pest control technicians know how to get rid of roaches and help you prevent their return.
We thoroughly inspect your household, discuss our findings with you, and develop a custom action plan to exterminate your unwanted pest population.
What are the Signs of a Cockroach Infestation?
Roaches are nocturnal and they tend to hide from daylight most of the time. Though you may only see one or two, roaches are social creatures and live in large groups. It’s a high probability there are a significant number of cockroaches already living in your Post Falls home.
Look for signs of nesting to alert you to whether you need professional cockroach control services.
- Feces droppings (it looks like pepper).
- An unexplained foul odor (cockroaches communicate with a chemical called cuticular hydrocarbon. It’s found on their bodies, legs, feces, and shed skin). This odor may linger for a time, even after we get rid of the roaches.
- Dead roaches.
- Cockroach sighting.
- Egg casing (it looks like a small, brown pill capsule. Pesticides cannot penetrate the egg casing. Therefore, follow-up extermination treatments are necessary.)
Types of Roaches in Post Falls
Your goal is to learn how to get rid of roaches, so why should you care what species might invade your home?
Identification is important in choosing the right treatment program and putting an effective prevention plan into action.
German roaches are the most common (and worst) species in our Post Falls service area. They reproduce a lot of baby German roaches (nymphs) while living under your roof. A full-on infestation is inevitable if you don’t kill both the existing insects and their nests.
The German cockroach dreads the cold and is, therefore, most likely to infest your house during the long Post Falls winters. Indoors, they prefer dark, moist hiding places.
You can identify German cockroaches by their small size (about the size of a penny) and brownish-red coloring. Their wings are folded over the back, but German roaches rarely, if ever, fly. Though they’ll eat almost anything, German roaches do not bite or sting humans.
It’s the bacteria they spread that causes serious health risks to you, your family, and your pets. And because they reproduce constantly all year long, this bad bacteria is rampant. Don’t wait - get rid of German cockroaches as soon as possible.
Another common cockroach in Post Falls, brown-banded roaches are about the same size as the German species - 1/2 an inch. They have a dark brown body with a light brown stripe across the abdomen (thus; they were named brown-banded).
Wings partially cover their backs, leaving parts of their abdomen exposed. Males are avid flyers, but females don’t fly at all. They don’t move in voluminous numbers as the German cockroaches, but females produce hundreds of young a year. An infestation can overtake your home quickly.
Unlike the German cockroach, the brown-banded variety prefers a dry environment and hangs out in high places. You may find egg sacs stuck to the ceiling or run across one of these roaches in a bedroom closet, wall shelf, or behind a picture frame.
Brown-banded roaches cannot survive outdoors. They have zero ambition to leave once they’ve inhabited your space. They carry dangerous bacteria and can put your family at risk by spreading disease throughout your house.
American roaches are the largest cockroaches you’ll find in Post Falls. Reddish-brown, they grow up to two inches long. Though they prefer warmer weather outdoors (think Palmetto Bugs), they move inside as the weather cools and wreak havoc in your home.
Eating is a full-time activity for American roaches - and they’ll eat almost anything from sweets to grease to cosmetics to leather. Their chewing mouthparts make them destructive to property as well.
They reproduce quickly, live a long time, and move in masses. They can fly inside through windows, foundations, and outer walls. An enormous population of American cockroaches can overrun your home in short order.
The worst thing about American roaches is the contamination they leave behind as they travel through your home searching for food, dropping feces, and shedding skin. Scientists have found over 20 different bacteria, viruses, worms, and other nasty things on American cockroaches.
Croach® Cockroach Control Services in Post Falls
Our Croach® technicians in Post Falls, Idaho, will ensure you have a cockroach-free house after only a few treatments. We will:
- Carry out an initial inspection to assess the condition of infestation and discuss the findings with you.
- Perform the first commercial-grade treatment to get rid of roaches and other pests. Then add a protective barrier and apply exclusion methods.
- Retreat multiple times to ensure egg capsules (which are unaffected by pesticides) are hatched, and the nymphs killed.
Cockroaches are disgusting, it’s true. But the health hazards associated with roaches is the reason to act now and get rid of roaches in your Post Falls home as quickly as possible.
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