If you are looking for a roommate or a tenant, the last ones you will ever want are cockroaches. Not only will they never pay rent, but they are some of the most disgusting insects that could find refuge inside your home. Attracted by discarded or available food and water, cockroaches multiply quickly and harbor many diseases that can cause major issues for families.
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. If you start to see cockroaches scattering as you open a cupboard or turn on the lights, it’s time to call the professionals.
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. Unfortunately, most cockroaches are small enough to hide inside the smallest crevices in your house, making them difficult to detect before you have an entire infestation on your hands.
These cockroaches come in various shades of brown and black, adding to their ability to camouflage in the dark. 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. Long-term food storage is an especially rich target, often giving cockroaches huge amounts of food while remaining completely undetectable inside of storage spaces.
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 a slight exception to the rule, in that they happily thrive in moist patches of vegetation outside, but they move indoors as the temperature gets dryer and hotter, which comes early and stays late in southwestern Utah.
The very thought of a cockroach crawling around on your bed during the dead of night is horrifying enough to call Nature’s Gate Pest Control. But besides this, 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 can be a death knell for those in the restaurant industry or any other 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, leaving behind a tell-tale brown smear trail. Some roach species can even cohabitate, doubling the pest invasion. Cockroaches are not picky about where they lay their eggs, which can cause rashes and major allergic reactions. 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 pest control is the best way to destroy a current infestation or to curb a growing one.
We know how dangerous cockroaches can be to the safety and health of families, customers, and business owners. 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. Fortunately, nature has provided the ingredients necessary to drive cockroaches away permanently.
Nature’s Gate uses environmentally safe processes that focus on pest control, leaving behind no residues or harmful product. 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. Best of all, you will only receive the best in customer service from our pest control technicians. They’ll never track muddy footprints inside, and you can count on them to answer any questions you might have.
Get rid of cockroaches at first sight! 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.