Cockroaches can usually be kept at bay by keeping living areas clean and sealing away any leftovers that would be an agreeable food source for them. However, once you’ve attracted a few cockroaches, an infestation will be hard to control with everyday pesticide products, especially after several weeks.

What kind of cockroaches will I have to look out for in St. George?

Utah has four native species of cockroach that can appear in St. George: the German cockroach, the American Cockroach, the oriental cockroach, and the brown-banded cockroach. These pests are nocturnal, so they will be harder to catch while you sleep unsuspectingly and because they hide in crevices around the house as you go about your day.
These cockroaches come in various shades of brown, and their unifying key habits are an attraction to humid areas and anywhere with an exposed food source. Look for them behind picture frames, on the undersides of furniture, in damp areas in the basement, kitchen, and bathroom, and anywhere food or snacks are consumed. These four types of roaches rarely survive well outdoors, which is why they like to thrive in your house, apartment, and food preparation areas of your business. The oriental cockroach is an exception in that they happily thrive in moist patches of vegetation outside, but they move indoors as the temperature gets dryer and hotter.

What general concerns should I have?

A cockroach infestation is a high health hazard. As they crawl around, they pick up pathogens and can spread the disease on their bodies as they pass over human food and high traffic areas. This is the last thing you need in your home or in a thriving business that is already subject to routine health inspections.
The presence of cockroaches not only looks unsettling, but it also smells unsettling. Their feces will have a musty odor due to pheromones that attract more cockroaches to the area. Some roach species can even cohabitate, doubling the pest invasion. They will reproduce quickly, so try as you might to find them and eliminate them fast enough, their resilience will be a challenge to eradicate. Professional treatments are the best to destroy a current infestation or to curb a growing one.

How can Nature's Gate help?

Our experts at Nature’s Gate will treat your cockroach infestation like the emergency it is. During a time when public health is more important to preserve than ever before, you can’t risk any unwanted house guests tracking diseases of any kind in your home or place of work. These hard-to-kill pests will be eliminated with an environmentally safe process. Our pest control experts never use harmful pesticides that could further risk the health of humans and animals in the area. Our competitive pricing will eliminate all your potential pest problems in the most cost-effective way possible.
Contact us to get a free quote if you’re dealing with a cockroach problem around St. George, and we’ll tell you how Nature’s Gate is dedicated to getting you the pest control help you need.