Cockroach Control and Prevention Near Spokane

Why Do I Have Cockroaches?

Roaches can live in extreme cold or heat, but they prefer warm, damp environments. Which means the Spokane weather is ideal for them. When cold winters occur, they move inside to stay warm.

While known to be attracted to filth, cockroaches go wherever there is food, water, shelter, and warmth. Cleaning the house regularly and storing food in closed containers helps deter roaches, but their presence does not mean you live in an unclean environment.

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.

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What Makes Cockroaches Such a Hazard?

Cockroaches spread various diseases, including salmonella and E. coli. They are also associated with allergies and allergens. Their presence is known to increase asthma reactions.

Cockroach Pest Control - Croach - Spokane, WA - Cockroaches with fecesSome cockroaches can fly, allowing them to bypass barriers to get inside. Others hitch a ride indoors on clothing, bags, and furniture. Once in the shelter of your home, a female cockroach will produce an average of 400 or more young in her 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.
  • Chocolate allergies have been linked to roaches.

Roach Identification

Cockroach pest control is difficult from beginning to end. Cockroaches have been around for millions of years and are one of the least specialized, hardest to kill insects in the world.

Oval shaped, they have six legs (short in the front, longer in the back), each with claws. They have durable exoskeletons, and two sets of wings. The exterior set is hard, like their body, to protect the inner wings, which may allow flight.

Cockroach Pest Control - Croach - Spokane, WA - Man holding cockroachesMost cockroaches are 2 to 4 inches long, with long antennae, and light to dark brown in color.

Cockroaches are generally societal. Unlike many other pests, the more that gather in an area, the more the infestation grows and the longer they 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, such as staying in lighted areas, 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 region technician will advise you on steps to take before, between, and after treatments to help eliminate and prevent roach 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.

For more information on how we can help you with cockroach extermination, contact us today. We also get rid of other Spokane pests like bed bugs, ants, spiders, rats and mice, and wasps.

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