The Smelly Reno Roaches: Getting Rid Of The Problem

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Cockroaches are disgusting. This statement is one that most people would agree with, even if they've never had a roach in their home before. But, once you have a cockroach infestation, you'll never forget what it's like to deal with these pests. They are incredibly invasive and reproduce quickly, and they even leave behind a strange smell. To top it all off, cockroaches are dangerous as they can transmit various illnesses such as salmonella, gastroenteritis, and E. coli.

In this guide, you'll learn why cockroaches in Reno are so disgusting and get tips on identifying them with their awful smell. Then, our Reno pest control experts at Celtic Pest Control will give you tips on how to get these nasty creatures out of your house.

Roach Smell: What Do Roaches Smell Like?

Describing a scent is difficult. Unless you've smelled something before, you might not grasp what it is like until you've experienced it. But let's try to match the odor by comparison. When cockroaches are alive, they usually smell musty but sometimes sweet or oily. The aroma is hard to pin down at first, but if there's an unusual scent in the air that you haven't had before, it could be roaches. 

You'll want to rule out other potential sources of the smell, and you can also look out for other signs of cockroaches. These signs include brown smear marks around the house and discarded wings around baseboards and appliances.

When cockroaches die, they emit a different, but similar odor referred to as the "death stench."

Why Do Roaches Smell So Bad?

Cockroaches smell stinky because of the various hormones they emit. They emit chemicals to communicate to other roaches, and these scents tell others where to find food, water, and shelter. When they die, this smell warns other roaches that danger is near.

Finally, cockroaches smell bad because of where they hang out. Species like German cockroaches and American cockroaches spend their time around garbage, sewage, feces, and dead animal carcasses. They pick up pathogens and debris and carry these nasty things into homes.

How To Get Rid Of Cockroach Smell In Your Home

The first step in removing cockroaches is eliminating the infestation through effective cockroach control. But, even after they're gone, you could have a lingering smell.

In this case, here are some steps you can take to remove the odor:

  • Clean up any body parts and feces left behind.
  • Vacuum the house and wipe up hard floors.
  • Sanitize any surfaces you can.
  • Place vinegar out around the home to absorb the smell.

The Reno pest control experts can assist you if you need advice. We have tips and tricks to deal with lingering cockroach scents.

Repelling Cockroaches In Reno

Cockroaches are challenging to eliminate because they are resistant to many pesticides and can survive on small amounts of food. So, the easiest way to remove them and their disgusting smell are through home pest control plans. It's best not to waste your time and resources on DIY methods.

If you don't have an infestation, now is the time to take proactive measures to keep them away. The simplest way to avoid the lousy scent is to never have cockroaches in the first place, and our team at Celtic Pest Control can keep your property cockroach-free throughout the year. Contact us today to discover more about cockroach prevention and eradication through our home pest control and commercial pest control services.

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