Just How Dangerous Are Cockroaches In Sacramento?


May 20, 2023 - Cockroaches

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There are several types of cockroaches in California that will invade your home and can cause a lot of problems. Some of the most common types of roaches found in this part of the country are German cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, American cockroaches, smokybrown cockroaches, and oriental cockroaches. If any of these types of roaches are able to get into your home, they could contaminate your food and cause you and your family to become seriously ill.

If you are seeing cockroaches around your home, Explorer Pest Management is here to help. With over 35 years of experience, our Sacramento pest control specialists know the best way to keep your home cockroach-free. 

Health Hazards Cockroach Infestations Bring

Because cockroaches don't have fur or dander, many people don't realize they can actually be a prominent allergen source. Roaches will leave droppings and urine all around your home, which can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. Because roaches can squeeze into some of the most hard-to-access places in your home, it can be especially difficult to eliminate these allergy triggers, making it even more dangerous. 

All cockroaches are scavengers. During their lives, they will crawl through the trash, over fecal matter, and around other unhygienic surfaces to find their next meal. While walking through these filthy areas, dangerous bacteria and other harmful pathogens will stick to cockroach bodies. Once they walk around your food or other surfaces, these microscopic particles could fall off into your food and cause you to become sick. Some of the illnesses you can catch from cockroaches include dysentery, salmonellosis, and gastroenteritis. 

Warning Signs That Could Indicate A Cockroach Infestation

Some of the most common cockroach signs that you might see around your home include the following:

  • Eggs sacs, called ootheca that are shaped like a rectangle, dark brown in color, and about eight millimeters long

  • Roach droppings that look like ground black pepper

  • Transparent discarded skin and eggshells

  • Dark smear marks around your home and on the walls

The fecal droppings and urine roaches leave behind have an unusually foul odor. At first, you may only notice a faint musty odor. However, as your roach infestations worsen, the smell will become stronger and more difficult to ignore. 

Why You Should Call The Professionals At The First Sign Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches can procreate incredibly quickly. They can produce one ootheca every two to three months. There can be up to 30 baby cockroaches in one ootheca. This means that within a few months, you can go from having one or two cockroaches in your home to having a full-blown infestation. 

Once you have a cockroach infestation in your home, you could have several roaches living between your walls, in the corners of your cabinets, in your attic, and in other hard-to-see areas. Because of this, it can be difficult to even determine how severe your infestation is on your own. This is why you should call an experienced home pest control specialist at the first sign of a cockroach. We will be able to locate all of the cockroaches and treat the hotspots.

How Explorer Pest Management Treats Cockroaches In Sacramento

At Explorer Pest Management, we can eliminate any type of roach infestation in your home. Our experienced professionals have been dealing with severe roach infestations for over three decades. We know the best course of action to take to eliminate all roaches from your Sacramento home. Give us a call today to see how we can help eradicate your roach problem. 

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