Why You Should Call The Professionals About Cockroaches In Your Las Vegas Home

October 15, 2020


It’s no secret; many people know that cockroaches are gross and, therefore, do not want them in their Las Vegas homes. However, many folks are unaware of the dangers that cockroaches pose in addition to being unsightly. To make matters worse, cockroaches can be extremely difficult to get rid of once they infest a home. It’s important for you to know what your options are should cockroaches invade your Las Vegas home. After all, your health could depend on it.

a cockroach crawling on a kitchen counter top

Identifying Las Vegas Cockroaches

All cockroaches share certain characteristics such as having oval-shaped bodies, long antennae, and six legs that are covered in spines. Cockroaches vary in both size and color depending on the species. Here in Las Vegas, the species you are most likely to encounter include German cockroaches, American cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches.

The way to distinguish them is as follows:

German Cockroach

They are one of the most common home-invading cockroach species in the world. They are light brown in color and feature two black lines on their backs, just behind their heads. While German cockroaches do have wings and are capable of flying, they rarely do. You will often find these cockroaches in the dark, damp places in the vicinity of food and water.

American Cockroach

They are reddish-brown in color and feature pale-yellow figure-eight patterns on the backs of their heads. Both males and females have wings and will fly for short distances. American cockroaches can feed on a variety of food and might be found in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or a laundry room. Locating the infestation can prove to be a challenge.

Oriental Cockroach

They grow to be about an inch long. They have shiny black bodies, and both males and females are unable to fly. These cockroaches can live up to a month without food, and several weeks without water. Even if you take away food and water sources in your home, these cockroaches could still pose threats.

Brown-Banded Cockroach

They get their name from the light brown bands that cross their otherwise dark brown bodies. Males of this species have large wings and are able to fly. However, females have underdeveloped wings and are unable to fly.

Threats Posed By Cockroaches

In the outside world cockroaches frequent many bacteria-ridden locales such as sewers, drain pipes, and trash heaps where they will pick up all sorts of disease-causing contaminates. Then when they come into your home, they spread these contaminates to countertops, dishes, and even food if it has been left out. Diseases that cockroaches have been known to spread include salmonella, E. Coli, dysentery, typhoid fever, and gastroenteritis, among others. Cockroaches can trigger asthma and allergic reactions to at-risk people, especially children and the elderly.

Why Cockroaches Are So Hard To Eliminate

One of the main reasons that cockroaches are so hard to eliminate is because they are highly adaptable. They can adjust to and survive in many different environments and are able to survive on a variety of food sources, some more obvious than others. Therefore, even if you secure your kitchen from cockroaches, they could easily move to the basement or other areas of your home without much issue. Cockroaches are capable of fitting through small cracks and holes which can make locating and securing their infestations a challenging endeavor.

What To Do If Cockroaches Invade Your Home

Because cockroaches are such formidable pests, if you do find yourself dealing with a cockroach infestation, don’t try to take care of it on your own. Instead, contact the pest professionals here at Pest Control Solutions. Not only will our trained pest technicians effectively eliminate any cockroach infestation, but we will work with you to take the proper steps to create a treatment plan to help prevent future infestations. If you want to keep your home safe from these formidable pests, give us a call today at Pest Control Solutions.




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