Types of Cockroaches in the Gainesville, VA Area

Pests are a problem throughout the VA area. We have humid weather, warm summers, and just the right amount of rain and nature to allow insects of all kinds to thrive in the region.

But roaches here can be an especially difficult challenge. These pests are survivors. They breed quickly, hide easily, and many of them love to live inside of homes where they feed on your food and waste.

Cockroaches are also more than a nuisance. They frequently shed oils and skins, which are known allergens that can also trigger asthma attacks, and they can spread bacteria that may lead to potentially serious illnesses.

What We’re Faced With Here in Gainesville

Cockroaches are an interesting pest. There are hundreds of different species of roach in the Gainesville area, but the vast majority of them stay entirely outdoors, never making their way inside of a property or doing so rarely and eventually perishing.

But there are some cockroaches that specifically live inside of properties, so much so that we know them by name. Here in Virginia, there are five cockroaches that we look for as a local pest control company. These include:

  • German Cockroach
  • American Cockroach
  • European Cockroach
  • Brown Banded Cockroach
  • Oriental Cockroach

All of these species of cockroach can make their way onto your property. The German, American, and Oriental roaches are the ones that typically cause the most concern, as they are more common and live almost exclusively indoors.

Get Rid of Cockroaches with Ongoing Pest Control

It is far easier to prevent a colony of roaches than treat them. Cockroaches can live and hide in the smallest of cracks, so when we need to complete some type of interior pest control to get rid of roaches already on the property, we have to put the treatment over every single inch, and after the roaches die, cleanup will also be a time intensive and dirty process as the roaches may die in public spaces over the course of several days.

If you already have roaches in Gainesville, you can call us at any time and we’ll be there right away to provide an indoor treatment. But long before you get roaches, the best form of pest control is prevention, where we put an invisible barrier around your property to keep cockroaches out so that they cannot start a colony on your property in the first place.

If pests have long been a problem indoors, the issue may also be that your homes have openings that pests are able to get through. Make sure to talk to us about exclusion as well, which provides a pesticide free approach to pest control that, while combined with our ongoing pest management services, can help guarantee that cockroaches will be unable to enter.


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