Roaches In Your Reno Home Is A Bigger Problem Than You May Think

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Cockroaches have been around for a long time. In fact, cockroaches walked around the Earth at the same time that dinosaurs did. While they have been roaming around for millions of years, these scavengers have learned how to survive by staying out of sight and finding creative ways to find food and water. 

If you have cockroaches in your home, you are dealing with more than just annoying pests. At Celtic Pest Control, our Reno pest control experts have seen first-hand the dangers of roach infestation in your home. Here is a look at all of the problems that these tiny bugs can cause. 

Types Of Roaches That Commonly Invade Area Homes

There are over 4,000 different types of roaches found throughout the world. The most common cockroach species in Reno you will likely encounter is the German cockroach. These roaches have an oval-shaped body that can measure up to ? of an inch long. Their bodies are typically light brown, with two dark lines running vertically down their backs. They have a pair of wings that lie flat against their bodies. While their wings do allow them to fly, you will rarely see a German cockroach flying through the air. Instead, they prefer to run to their next destination. 

Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In The House

Because cockroaches are not known to bite people and don't have a stinger, many people mistakenly think they are harmless. However, a bug doesn't have to be venomous to be considered dangerous. 

Cockroaches are carriers of a wide range of bacteria, viruses, and diseases. They can carry around harmful pathogens on their body that can fall off if they get too close to your food. They can also spread these harmful pathogens through their urine and feces. Some of the common illnesses that people with a German cockroach infestation contract include:

  • E. coli infection
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Giardia
  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Listeriosis

In addition to being dangerous, cockroaches can also be somewhat destructive. These cunning insects have been known to nibble on paper and cloth objects. While this type of destruction is minor and not considered dangerous, you could end up having small holes in your clothing, curtains, and other objects if you have a severe roach infestation inside your home. 

The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Home

Roaches are expert hiders. They can squeeze through some of the smallest cracks that are around your home. They will sneak into the space behind your walls, above your ceilings, underneath your appliances, and other hard-to-reach areas. They also tend to live in large groups and can reproduce quickly. It can be difficult for the average person to determine the severity of the roach infestation inside their home. If you see one or two roaches inside your home, there are likely several hundred more roaches hiding somewhere in your home. 

The best way to get rid of a cockroach infestation inside your Reno home is to team up with a professional home pest control company. An experienced cockroach control specialist will know the roaches' common hiding spots and will be able to determine how many bugs have invaded your home. They will also have advanced treatments and specialty tools you can't find in stores. 

Tips To Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

If you want to keep roaches out of your home, some of the things that you can try include:

  • Don't leave your pet's food and water dish out
  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Keep all pantry food in a sealable  container

If you have tried everything and roaches are still invading your Reno home, you should give us a call today! At Celtic Pest Control, our experienced technicians know how to find and eliminate filthy and dangerous roaches from your home.

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