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The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Riverside County Homes

August 13, 2021 - Cockroaches

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There are many things in life that cause people to get sick. You could contract a cold from a toddler coughing on you at a restaurant. A friend could come over and bring the flu with them. You could eat a contaminated piece of fish or chicken and become ill. Another way people get sick is by having cockroaches inside their homes. How does this happen? Let us explain. Here is how cockroaches get residents in Riverside County sick, and some of the other dangers these pests bring into homes.

How Cockroaches Get Into Riverside County Homes

Cockroaches are small pests that are capable of compacting their bodies to squeeze through tight spaces. This makes them adept at invading homes in our area. In order to find their way into your living areas, cockroaches might crawl along the exterior of your home searching for cracks, gaps, and other entry points.

They might find some of these openings on foundational concrete, beneath exterior doors, through damaged screening, and around window/door frames. Another way cockroaches get into homes is by crawling through utility piping. This means if your neighbors have roaches, their infestations could spread into your home.

What Makes Cockroaches Dangerous?

Cockroaches are nature’s dumpsters. These pests break down and dispose of items that would otherwise lie around taking up space. This is why you find cockroaches in sewers and trash heaps. The problem with this is that places like sewers and trash heaps are filled with bacteria, pathogens, and parasites. When cockroaches get into homes they bring these sickness vectors with them. You might contract a disease from cockroaches by interacting with them or an area they have been. People also get sick from consuming contaminated foods and beverages cockroaches have crawled over or through.

Another thing that makes cockroaches harmful is their dry shed skin and fecal droppings. These roach byproducts break down into small particular irritants and are carried throughout a home by ventilation systems. If you have asthma, allergies, or another repertory problem, these pests will be especially problematic for you.

Some Strategies To Keep Roaches Out Of Your Home

Do you want to know the secret to keeping cockroaches out of your home? Aside from professional cockroach control in Riverside, making your home as inaccessible and unattractive to these pests as possible. This is done in a few different ways. Here are some good places to start:

  • Check your home’s exterior foundation and around window/door frames for gaps, cracks, and spacing. Fill in these entry points using a caulking gun.
  • Install door sweeps beneath all exterior doors.
  • Make sure your window/door screens are rip/tear-free.
  • Inspect your weatherstripping to make sure it is in good condition.
  • Regularly mop and dry hard floors, vacuum carpets, and wipe down surfaces throughout your home.
  • Clean up food messes and drink spills as they occur around your home.
  • Keep clutter to a minimum both inside and around your home.
  • Store food inside air-tight containers.
  • Make sure your trash cans are all equipped with tight-fitting lids.

A Simple Solution To Roaches

Whether you are looking for a long-term solution to keep roaches out of your home or a quick way to eliminate these pests out of your living areas, we have your options at Power Pros Pest Control. We understand pests like roaches and have the advanced equipment and industrial-grade treatments needed to get and keep these pests out of area homes.

Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control options and find a time to have your Riverside County property treated for roaches. We also offer quality commercial pest management services for businesses.