707 Pest Solutions

Cockroach Control

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We’ve yet to meet a someone who was excited to have cockroaches in their home. The prototypical pest, cockroaches seek shelter near food and water. They can measure up to two inches in length, hold their breath for roughly 45 minutes, and even survive a week without their head! Cockroaches aren’t actually able to survive a nuclear explosion, however, they can survive the radiation that follows. Cockroaches will spread filth and contamination in areas they occupy, so it’s a good idea to seek out a professional cockroach exterminator if you suspect their activity in your home or office. 707 Pest Solutions has effective treatment options to help control your cockroach population and deter them from entering your building.

Are Cockroaches Dangerous To Your Health?

The most common cockroach species in Humboldt is the German cockroach, followed by the Brown Banded and Oriental cockroach. While little evidence exists to link cockroaches with specific disease outbreaks, they are known to be an allergen source and cause problems for people with asthma. Because they live in filth, cockroaches can transfer contamination to clean areas through contact with their bodies and legs. They are known to carry some foodborne pathogens, such as salmonella and e.coli. Cockroaches do not bite, but they do emit foul odors which may cause distress. 

One single cockroach usually means more are on the way. These dirty insects have no right living so close to you and your family. 707 Pest Solutions is equipped with a variety of cockroach control treatments to help get rid of cockroaches in your home.

Signs of a Cockroach Infestation In Your Home

It’s never a fun sight seeing a cockroach in your home, even if it’s dead.  Cockroaches are nocturnal insects that typically stay out of sight. They do, however, leave behind some obvious clues when occupying your home. Aside from seeing actual cockroaches, look for the following signs to help determine if you have a cockroach infestation in your home.

Cockroach Droppings

Cockroach droppings are a sure sign of an infestation. Droppings are usually less than 1mm wide and closely resemble pepper or coffee grounds. They can be difficult to locate if you don’t know what to look for. 

Smear and Streak Marks 

Look for dark, irregular smears on walls and near foundation. The smears show sign of areas with high cockroach traffic.

Unpleasant Smell

Sniff around for a damp, musty odor. It may even smell oily. Cockroaches are attracted to this smell and more might be on their way. 

Egg Capsules

These are dark, oblong cases roughly 6-10mm in size. Look in the corners of rooms, or along baseboards, for cockroach eggs. Female cockroaches can lay about one egg a month, containing up to 50 nymphs.

Shedded Skin

Cockroaches molt 5-8 times and go through several life cycle stages before reaching adulthood. Look for their shedded skin throughout your home.

Property Damage

Cockroaches will eat almost anything. This includes furniture, food, and even books. Look for chew marks in food packaging and other areas throughout your home when suspicious of a cockroach infestation. 707 Pest Solutions does offers a damage repair service for damage caused from cockroaches. 

How To Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are attracted to filth, food, and water. You’ll often find them in kitchens and bathrooms for these reasons. It’s important to seal food and clean up after using these areas to help prevent a cockroach infestation. Remove indoor trash and make sure cans are clean and sealed properly. Regular sweeping and vacuuming will also help remove food particles and crumbs off the floor.

Cockroaches can squeeze through cracks as small as 1/10 of an inch.  Look for holes in flooring or cracks in window sills. These can all serve as possible entry points. Cockroaches depend on water for survival, so be sure to also fix any leaky or broken pipes around your home. With so many different entry options and points of attraction, cockroach control is often difficult for homeowners to tackle on their own.

If you suspect a cockroach infestation, contact 707 Pest Solutions for an inspection. Most home remedies offer limited protection and may even be hazardous if applied incorrectly. Allow our technicians to perform a thorough search of your property and provide our recommendations for effective cockroach treatment. 

When To Call 707 Pest Solutions For Cockroach Control

Calling a cockroach exterminator shouldn’t be reserved for infestations. Our cockroach treatment service works to both eliminate and prevent infestations. 707 Pest Solutions believes that prevention is an important step Humboldt County homeowners can take toward reducing the cockroach population around their building. 

707 Pest Solutions is equipped with a variety of cockroach control treatments to help get rid of cockroaches in your home.

Our Cockroach Control Treatment Plan

1. Inspection & Recommendation

A member from our team will arrive at your location to perform a thorough cockroach inspection. We look for signs of existing infestations and areas where cockroaches could easy penetrate into the building. We will provide our recommendation for cockroach treatment, if necessary, following the inspection.

2. Prepare for Cockroach Treatment

It is very important that the homeowner properly clean and reduce food sources prior to receiving cockroach treatment. Dirty areas may absorb the treatment and make it less effective. It is also important to not clean areas after receiving treatment. Cleaning after service could possibly wipe away the treatment and neutralize our efforts.

3. Cockroach Treatment & Extermination

We apply a 'shotgun approach' for effective cockroach control. Insecticidal dust may be injected within wall voids, crawl spaces, ceiling spaces, and beneath cabinetry. A liquid treatment may be applied to cracks and crevices inside kitchen cabinetry, around borders of rooms, backsplashes, and walls. Homeowners will need to leave the house for up to 4 hours while treatment is performed.

4. Ongoing Monitoring & Prevention

We can schedule regular follow-up appointments as part of our cockroach control efforts. Our team will continue to look for cracks and any other possible entry points across your building. We will seal up these areas and can also help repair damage caused from cockroach infestations.

Cockroach Species In Humboldt County