What to Know About Cockroaches
Cockroaches are disturbingly prolific breeders and can have up to 350,000
offspring. These insects also have a lengthy history of spreading diseases
such as salmonella and E. coli, and recently, their allergens were named
one of the leading triggers of asthma attacks in children. Plus, they
leave gross feces wherever they go. But
what causes cockroaches to invade your home in the first place? While you may know that food, water, moisture, and
shelter is what attracts these pests, you may be unaware of how they are
getting into your property. To best protect your Columbia home from a
possible infestation, we recommend learning more about how roaches get in.
How Do Cockroaches Get In the House?
- Through your drains and piping
- Through small holes or cracks in the foundation or walls of your home
- Through openings in your doors and windows
- Through any firewood or cardboard boxes you keep in the house
- Through your home’s air ducts and vents
What Does a Cockroach Bite Look Like?
Unfortunately, cockroaches do bite, although it's uncommon. Sometimes this
can be indicative of a large infestation, because the cockroaches may
be short on food. Their bites are usually singular and appear larger than
a bed bug bite. The bites will usually appear at night, due to their nocturnal
nature. Common biting places are around the face, feet, and hands.
How to Prevent Cockroaches
The first step to effective pest management is defining the factors which
limit the reproduction and survival potential of each pest. For instance,
removing the food, water, and shelter of pests has a very significant
impact on controlling pest populations by itself. Coupled with appropriate
chemical control measures, a longer lasting, more significant impact is
made. This is where our knowledge, training, and years of experience can
help identify and administer the appropriate actions to maximize your
cockroach extermination service in Columbia.
What Can You Do to Prevent Cockroaches
- Regularly clean your home and always properly put away food
- Empty the trash every day
- Vacuum the kitchen floor to get rid of crumbs
- Seal cracks and holes around your property
- Remove things roaches could potentially use as shelter, such as unused
carboard and paper
We will not only eliminate your current infestation, but work to ensure
the problem does not come back in the future. It can be extremely difficult
to get rid of a cockroach problem on your own, so do not hesitate to contact
our Columbia roach control experts at Modern Exterminating.
How to Know If You Have Cockroaches
Call our Columbia cockroach control technicians at Modern Exterminating
if you notice any of these signs, and let our experts perform a thorough
inspection. We offer
safe extermination methods designed to stop your cockroach problem without causing any harm to your
family members or pets.
Signs of Cockroaches
- Tiny black droppings
- Shedded skin
- Smear marks
- A persistent musty smell around your house
- Chew marks and other signs of damage
You should look out for cockroaches in warm, humid environments, as well
as dank, dark corners of your property or even electrical outlets, and
of course, anywhere there is waste or food. If you believe your home is
dealing with an infestation, it's crucial you reach out to our team right away.
Why Hire our Columbia Cockroach Control Company?
Modern Exterminating prides ourselves on providing services that are affordable for everybody,
which is why we offer special deals to accommodate your budget. We also
perform complimentary consultations, so you never have to commit to a
service you are not comfortable with. We promise a PHD in customer care
– that’s professionalism, honesty, and dependability –
so you should feel free to call our Columbia, SC cockroach control experts anytime.
(803) 205-2744 to reach Modern Exterminating by phone, or
send us a message online for cockroach control in Columbia,
Aiken, or the surrounding areas.