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How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Estero Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

August 15, 2023 - Cockroaches

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When it comes to pests to avoid, cockroaches are among the most loathsome. If you think you have a cockroach problem, you may want to seek effective pest control in Estero. The team at Quest Termite & Pest Services is ready to begin working on your roach problem today.

If you still aren’t quite sure whether you need to hire a pest control expert because you don’t know whether you have cockroaches, here are some steps you can follow to give yourself confidence about what you are seeing. And if you are still unsure, our team can check things out for you.

Step One: How To Identify A Cockroach Infestation

Before you can start to take the steps for getting rid of cockroaches in Estero, you need to know if you have a problem. The most common type of roach in Estero is the American cockroach.

Some of the distinguishing characteristics of an American cockroach include:

  • A large insect up to three inches in length

  • Has an oval-shaped body

  • Has antennae, wings, and six legs

  • Is a reddish-brown color

  • Has a yellow marking on the back of the head

Even if you are not seeing the insects themselves, you can see signs of an infestation by what they leave behind as they move through your home. For example, you may see cockroach droppings in your home that look like flakes of pepper. They sometimes shed their skin, and they also may leave a musty odor behind as they move around.

Step Two: Understand The Health Risks Related To Roach Infestations

Many people consider a cockroach infestation to be an indication of a dirty home. While cockroaches can invade even the cleanest homes, they bring problems with them, in the form of quite a few diseases that can make humans ill.

Some of the problems cockroaches can cause include:

  • Exposing people to salmonella, E. coli, and listeria

  • Triggering an asthma attack

  • Triggering an allergic reaction

  • Introducing parasitic worms

  • Carrying bacteria and viruses

  • Carrying fungi and mold

Not only can roaches simply trigger reactions by being in the same area as people, but they can leave dangerous bacteria and other materials on food and countertops if they crawl across them.

Step Three: Call In The Experts For Total Cockroach Elimination

When it comes to eliminating the American cockroaches you are seeing in your home, calling experts who have proven results for controlling these pests is the best idea. Our team at Quest Termite & Pest Services has more than 20 years of pest control experience in the Estero area. We can inspect your property and create a plan that will control the roaches in your home, keeping you and your family safe.

Through our inspection, we will come up with a unique solution for your particular home layout and level of infestation. Controlling roaches rarely is exactly the same from home to home, which is where our level of experience pays dividends. We’ve seen almost every scenario involving roaches, and we know how to handle them.

Step Four: Tips To Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

After we control these pests for you, we may give you a few tips for solidifying your home’s defenses against cockroaches. For example, you should place caulk in any gaps you have around doors, windows, and pipes that enter the home. Additionally, eliminate areas of moisture in dark locations in your home. Roaches are drawn to these areas. Drying these areas and throwing away damp cardboard removes areas where roaches like to live.

The most effective step you can take to keep roaches from returning is to call our cockroach exterminators for regular inspections. At Quest Termite & Pest Services, we have the tools and expertise to protect your Estero home from these unwanted pests.

Reach out to our team to request a free inspection today and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Estero.

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