The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Turks & Caicos Home

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Cockroaches are known for spreading germs and diseases, and they're difficult to get rid of on your own. To say that professional pest control in Turks & Caicos is needed to combat cockroaches is an understatement.

To alleviate roach problems, many opt for cockroach control products from retail stores. Before you consider the same path, you should learn more about these avenues and the best way to get rid of cockroaches. Keep reading for details on how to keep cockroaches away and how Parkway Pest Solutions can help you.

Clear Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home

Of course, knowing the signs of cockroaches in your home will enable you to act more quickly. Promptly addressing these pests is critical if you want to avoid their perils. One major mark is spotting them during the day, as cockroaches usually appear after nightfall. Here are four more clues to remember:

  • Odors: Cockroaches use pheromones to communicate that leave behind a musty odor, especially if there is a large number of roaches in your home.
  • Egg casings: Cockroach egg casings are capsule-shaped and around 1/3 inch long. They may be black, brown, or tan, depending on the species.
  • Shed skin: These pests can’t reach adulthood until they molt several times. You may find pieces of cockroach exoskeletons around your home.
  • Fecal stains and droppings: Some species release cylindrical droppings, while others have grainy waste. Either way, pieces will be dark in color and around surfaces, drawers, door frames, and floor corners. 

American and German cockroaches are both common in homes in Turks and Caicos. The former is reddish-brown and can grow to around two inches long. The latter is tan or brown and 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch long. Both cockroaches are capable of flying or gliding short distances but are much more likely to run.

Cockroaches In Your Home Are Hazardous To Your Health  

Cockroaches are more than a nuisance; they’re actually dangerous. These insects tend to spend time in unclean areas, for instance, dumpsters, sewers, and gutters. Spines on their legs and bodies pick up a variety of germs and pathogens. These pathogens can affect your health when cockroaches infest your home. They’re connected to gastroenteritis, salmonellosis, dysentery, and more.

Cockroaches also have allergens on their bodies and in their saliva and waste. These can cause reactions in those sensitive and even trigger asthma symptoms.

Factors That Attract Cockroaches Into Your Home

Shelter, water, and food are what make your property appealing to cockroaches. Though they can go a while without a meal, they won’t pass up anything edible. Homes with moisture issues are also more likely to have problems with cockroaches. While most pests prefer to live outdoors, cockroaches love living inside homes and buildings, especially when those structures provide plenty of cluttered areas to hide during the day.

Reducing food and water sources and keeping your home clean and tidy can help reduce your chances of a cockroach infestation.

The Fast And Safe Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

If you want to start the process of getting rid of cockroaches, try these preventative steps:

  • Close up openings around utilities, foundations, doors, and windows.  
  • Fix moisture build-up and leaks.  
  • Make sure window screens and door sweeps are in good condition. 
  • Cut the grass and trim greenery often.
  • Keep firewood at least 25 feet away from your home.
  • Clean the kitchen thoroughly. Wash the dishes, take out the trash, and vacuum rugs frequently.   
  • Put food in sealed containers and store garbage securely.

Depending on us at Parkway Pest Solutions for cockroach control in Turks & Caicos can save you time, money, and the risk of illness. Store-bought insecticides and other agents are high in price and often toxic. On top of that, they aren’t effective for infestations. We have safe treatments that are immensely effective – call today for a free inspection!