Cockroach Infestation and Extermination

Cockroach in houseCockroach, waterbug, Croton bug, palmetto bug. All these names for roaches spell trouble for your family. They like eating your food, lurking in the dark, and defecating all over your home. As the saying goes, if you find a cockroach, you can be sure of one thing: there are many more you don’t see. Here are common roaches you’ll find in the Virginia area:

American Cockroach Infestation

This type of cockroach is the biggest of the bunch, measuring about one and a half inches long. They travel quickly, often darting in and out of sight. They are so fast, they are considered one of the fastest insects, but that’s not what makes them scary; this type of roach can carry Salmonella.

German Cockroach Infestation

The German cockroach is a medium-sized roach, measuring about one inch. Be prepared for a surprise if you find one in your home; these roaches have wings and can fly! (Though, you won’t see them get very far because they are poor fliers.) This type of roach heads inside for warmth when the weather cools.

Oriental Cockroach Infestation

The Oriental cockroach is the smallest of the roaches in this area, measuring between three-quarters of an inch and one inch in length. They are also on the slower side of the roach family, so they seem much less threatening as they scurry across your room looking for a damp, dark place to hide. The males have wings, but don’t worry—this type can’t fly.

Roaches Can Harm Your Family

While they may not bite or sting like other pests, roaches can cause health problems. If you or your child are experiencing allergy symptoms, don’t narrow it down to seasonal triggers without checking for roaches. About a million people are allergic to cockroaches, and some allergies are so strong, the person doesn’t have to come in contact with a roach to experience a reaction.

What Causes a Roach Infestation?

Roaches are attracted to food and water. They’ll enter your home for a leaky pipe, trash in your garage, food open in the pantry, and the dog food bag you don’t close all the way. The best way to prevent an infestation is to make sure you keep a tidy home, store all food properly, and check for leaks often.

The Pest Pros at ExtermPRO Are Roach Control Veterans

You shouldn’t have to feel worried you’ll find a roach every time you open your pantry door or head down to the basement, which is why we don’t just treat the problem—we work with you to prevent any future cockroach infestations. Call us today at 571-620-1168 for a free estimate.


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