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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are an ancient species of insect. Their desire to survive, prolific breeding habits, and ability to live almost anywhere are why these pests are so challenging to control and eliminate.

A common household pest, cockroaches can find their way into any of our homes. In Sacramento, there are five species of cockroaches that we need to guard our properties against:

  • American cockroaches
  • Brown-banded cockroaches
  • German cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches
  • Smokey brown cockroaches

Common characteristics of cockroaches include having a flat oval body, six spine-covered legs, and a long antennae. Cockroaches have wings, but not all species are capable of flying. Each cockroach species will vary slightly in appearance, behavior, and preferred habitats; therefore, correctly identifying the species that has found its way to your property is essential. Professionals are the best resource for accurately identifying and treating a cockroach infestation.

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Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are scavengers and spend their lives in decaying organic debris. Their unsanitary living conditions mean they are in constant contact with bacteria, parasites, and human pathogens. 

When cockroaches find their way into your home, they will track in bacteria and diseases that can make you and your family ill. Cockroaches can contaminate food, surfaces, dishes, utensils, and anything else they crawl over. Diseases cockroaches carry include dysentery, gastroenteritis, giardia, and salmonellosis.

Additionally, when cockroaches live in your home, their shed skins and excrement emit large amounts of allergens into the air- triggering allergies and asthma attacks.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

There are two main ways that cockroaches become a problem in our Sacramento homes. Cockroaches are excellent hitchhikers and will move from structure to structure inside things like secondhand items (appliances and furniture), potted plants, and deliveries. These unwanted houseguests can also find their way indoors on their own, moving inside through cracks in the foundation, vents, drains, or spaces around utilities. Moisture and food odors are the biggest attractants and are what typically attract cockroaches to our homes.

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