Cockroach Pest Control in Spokane
Remove and Prevent these Unhealthy, Hardy Pests
Cockroaches are dirty pests. They are resistant to most treatments and many can fly over barriers to get indoors. Once inside they breed heavily, love dark places, and are known to spread disease and allergens.
Cockroaches use pheromones to communicate, and some species use feces trails to spread them.
As mostly nocturnal insects, they gather in dark places and are hard to spot. Visual identification is almost a sure sign of a heavy infestation.
Why Do I Have Cockroaches?
While known to be attracted to filth, cockroaches go wherever there is food, water, and preferably warmth. Wet and rotting wood also attracts cockroaches.
Cleaning the house regularly and storing food in closed containers helps eliminate and keep out roaches, but their presence does not mean you did anything wrong.
What Makes Cockroaches Such a Hazard?
Some cockroaches can fly, allowing them to bypass control barriers. Others hitch rides on clothes and bags. Once inside, a female cockroach produces 400 or more young in an average lifespan.
The habit of leaving fecal trails as markers increase both allergic reactions and the spread of disease.
Cockroaches produce an unpleasant, musty odor. This is often the best indication of an infestation.
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Cockroach pest control is difficult from beginning to end. Cockroaches have been around for millions of years and are one of the least specialized insects in the world.
Oval shaped, they have six legs, each with claws. The front legs are shortest and the back the longest. They have durable exoskeletons, and two sets of wings. The exterior set is hard, like their body, and protect the inner wings, which may allow flight.
Most cockroaches are 2 to 4 inches long, with long antennae, and light to dark brown in color. Meaning, while large, they look like a bug.
Cockroaches are generally societal. Unlike many pests, the more that gather in an area, the more likely others are to stay.
When a group grows large enough, they reach critical mass. After that, individuals follow the pack. Even if it means going against their nature, some behaviors, like staying in the light may occur.
Cockroach Pest Control by Croach
Treatments require more intense products, and like many invertebrates, roaches can flatten out and will attempt to escape the area.
Croach crafts Cockroach treatment plans specific to your situation.
Your Spokane technician will advise you on steps to take before, between, and after treatments to help eliminate and prevent return. This specialty service requires multiple treatments at intervals determined during your inspection.
While these specialty pests resist extermination, following your technician’s instructions will greatly increase effectiveness. Regular pest control will then prevent most reoccurrences.
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