When it comes to cockroaches, there is not a single thing about them that doesn’t send chills down your spine. They are too big, too fast, and all around the worst kind of pest.  We want to help you avoid cockroach problems so that you don’t have to hear, see, or deal with cockroaches ever again.

How to know if cockroach’s are in your home

Look under kitchen appliances for pepper-sized droppings. For larger roaches, these droppings may be as big as grains of rice.  Ask your neighbors if they have seen roaches inside their homes. Chances are if they are having a problem so will you. Cockraches leave behind light brown egg cassings. Check around leaky pipes, refrigerator and pantry or food cabinets if you see them that a good sign roaches are nearby.  Also, take a whiff of the air in your home. Does it smell musty and dirty even if it been cleaned? This is another common sign of roaches.  Most obvious, if you see a live roach running around in your home, you have roaches.

Problems Roaches Cause

Besides the fact that roaches are creepy, there are many other reasons you don’t want them in your home. For one, roaches are carriers of many dangerous diseases including salmonellosis, poliomyelitis, and dysentery. When crawling through your home, they can leave bacteria on surfaces and if you find a box of cereal with a hole in it, throw it away. It may have had cockroaches in it and eating it could be dangerous for your health.  Cockroaches shed their skin while growing to adulthood. These skin particles float into the air and can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions.

Top 5 Cockroach-Prevention Tips

  •  Use a caulking gun to fill in gaps, cracks, and holes on the exterior of your home
  •  Reduce moisture throughout your home by fixing leaks
  •  Pick up pet food and water bowls once pets are done
  •  Clean regularly, making sure to get under appliances
  •  Contact a pest control professional and ask what they offer in terms of roach control

Here at SWIFT SERVICES we can deal with any pest problem you are up against, including roaches. If you suspect your home has a cockroach problem we can help.