Are There Roaches Taking Over Your Reno Home?

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Roaches can be a nightmare for Reno homeowners. They are disgusting, carry diseases, and multiply quickly. This guide will help you learn how to identify a cockroach infestation and avoid the problems it can cause. Proper pest control in Reno is more than just eliminating the roaches; it is about preventing them from coming back.

How Can I Be Sure It's Roaches In My Home?

Roaches can be hard to spot because they like to hide in small spaces and crevices. Still, there are telltale signs that you have a roach problem. Do you see dead or dying roaches? Look for droppings (excrement) around furniture, cabinets, and appliances — these might be smaller than mouse droppings and look more like black grains of sand. Another sign is a musty odor that smells similar to dirty laundry or mildew; this will often indicate where roaches are nesting inside your home.

If it's been a while since you've cleaned your kitchen cabinets thoroughly, check them now; roaches love damp places with little airflow so they can hide and breed. Also, check under appliances for a cockroach nest; these are prime spots for cockroaches looking for food sources and a place to hide.

If you're not sure if you have roaches in your Reno home — call Celtic Pest Control. We can help you identify the signs of cockroach infestation and get rid of them before they do damage.

Can Roaches In My Home Really Make Me Sick?

Like many people, you may have heard the warnings about how roaches can make you sick. But what does that mean?

Roaches are carriers of disease. They can carry bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens on their bodies and in their waste material. If these germs get into your mouth or eyes, they can cause food poisoning, gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and dysentery. Roaches also carry germs that aggravate respiratory issues like asthma. In fact, one of the most common causes of asthma flare-ups is exposure to cockroach allergens in the home environment. 

If you have a roach infestation in your home, it's important to take action quickly to prevent an illness.

What Attracts Roaches Into My Home?

Roaches are attracted to the same things all living creatures need, including:

  • Food. If you have food in your pantry or cupboards, they will find it. They will eat your food and contaminate it with their saliva and feces.
  • Water. Roaches need both water and moisture for survival, so if there's a leak anywhere in your home, they will find it.
  • Shelter. Roaches need shelter, too! Your home may be attractive to them for that reason alone. Roaches like to be able to hide from predators, and they also need someplace to lay their eggs. 

Knowing what attracts them is the first step in understanding how to keep cockroaches out of your house. Celtic Pest Control can help you find the source of the problem and help you eliminate it.

How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My House Fast?

You don't have to live with roaches in your home. There are ways to get rid of them once they're there. Cockroach pest control in Reno is as simple as calling in the experts at Celtic Pest Control. Our technicians can find and eliminate the source of your problem, so you will never have to deal with roaches again. We use only environmentally friendly products that won't harm your family or pets. We'll even show you how to deter cockroaches from returning to reinfest your home so you can enjoy a roach-free environment.

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