3 Signs You Might Have Roaches In Your Home

Cockroaches are elusive insects that can be difficult to spot. Experts in the industry suggest that if you find one of these pests in your home, it is highly likely that there are many more that you cannot see. This is concerning because cockroaches can spread diseases and cause health problems. In this article, we will discuss three indications that you may have a cockroach infestation in your Arizona home.

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Seeing a live cockroach in your home

If you spot a roach in your home, it doesn't always mean that you have an infestation. While roaches are known for being sneaky, the first roach that enters your home might not be one of the sneaky ones. Roaches have different personalities, and the ones you see out in the open are usually the bold ones. These roaches come out of hiding to search for food. However, not all roaches are bold. Most of them prefer to stay hidden and only venture out to grab food quickly when it's available. So, it's entirely possible that the first roach you see in your home is a bold one, simply because it was brave enough to make the journey out in the open.

Finding shed skins or white roaches

When a cockroach grows, its skin does not grow with it. A nymph will shed its entire skin several times. The roach that emerges from its skin will appear white, but only for a little while. If you see shed skins or white cockroaches in your home, it is a clear sign that these vile pests are growing inside your home.

What kind of cockroaches can you expect?

In Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout Southern Arizona, American, German, and Oriental cockroaches are the most common pests. American cockroaches are large and have a chestnut color. German roaches are small and tan with two black lines on their backs. Oriental cockroaches are dark-colored and look shiny black. Here are a few more things to keep in mind:

Now, let's turn our attention to ways you can prevent cockroaches from entering your home in the first place. 

Cockroach prevention tips

If you don't have signs of cockroaches in your home and you'd like to keep it that way, we have a few tips that will help. You can use these tips to deter cockroaches and prevent infestations.

  • Remove organic debris next to your home.
  • Clean your gutters and make repairs.
  • Trim vegetation in your landscaping.
  • Cut grass.
  • Seal gaps around pipes and other openings on the outside of your home.
  • Manage your trash to keep decaying food smells to a minimum.
  • Inspect cardboard boxes, bags, and other items you introduce into your home for signs of cockroaches.

If it’s too late and you’ve already found these vile pests in your home (or business), contact Northwest Exterminating for professional cockroach treatment.

How our pest control specialists get rid of cockroaches

When you contact the Northwest Exterminating team for help exterminating cockroaches, you can rely on us to eliminate the entire infestation. Here’s how.

We use a comprehensive and multi-pronged strategy that includes an initial inspection and treatment and then ongoing pest treatments that target most species of cockroaches and other house-infesting pests. In other words, we don’t just treat once and call it good. Our home pest control plans are ongoing, include four seasonal service each year, and our free-retreat service to ensure that pests don’t have the opportunity to re-infest. Compare our plans and pricing below, or give us a call for more information.

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What's included:
  • Year-Round Pest Protection
  • 4 Seasonal Services
  • General Pest Control
  • Free Re-Treat Service
  • SMART Monitoring System For Rodents
  • Termite Monitoring
  • Termite Baiting System
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What's included:
  • Year-Round Pest Protection
  • 4 Seasonal Services
  • General Pest Control
  • Free Re-Treat Service
  • SMART Monitoring System For Rodents
  • Termite Monitoring
  • Termite Baiting System
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Commercial pest control services for roaches

In addition to our residential pest control services, Northwest Exterminating also offers commercial pest control solutions that take care of existing cockroach activity and prevent new infestations from developing. Contact us today to learn more!

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