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Arizona is a warm state, so cockroaches are a problem year-round. At least five types of cockroaches exist in Arizona, so most people can expect to be paid a visit from one at some time in their lives. Roaches are nocturnal, so you will not necessarily see them flying or crawling around your living spaces. However, if you see a cockroach or a sign of a cockroach, our pest control specialists at Western Exterminator can help. Reach out to us today to get started!
There are many different types of cockroaches. In Arizona, you may encounter these:
It comes down to prevention if you want to remain free and clear of roaches in your home or business. Once they’re inside, it’s much harder to control their numbers. Cockroaches hide in small cracks and crevices behind counters, around plumbing pipes, and other out-of-the-way spaces. When night falls, they emerge to scavenge for food, leaving behind bacteria as they go.
You can do a lot to keep roaches out of your home or business by making some important changes, however, it’s important to call a pest control professional if an infestation has grown too large.
Roaches hide in the dark recesses around properties. Inspect your home or business for cracks and crevices around pipes, vents, windows, and doors. Use a caulk gun to seal off these potential roach hiding places. Make sure to check the baseboards as roaches can squeeze through the smallest cracks and build nests where you’d least expect them. Trim back and clear tall grasses, piles of leaves, stacks of wood, and weeds as these can provide easy access for cockroaches to get indoors.
Roaches will seek out just about any food and the easier it is to find, the better they like it. Keep your trash covered with a lid whether it’s in your home or just outside. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight as roaches can detect a possible food source from far away. Wipe down your counters, appliances and other kitchen areas to pick up any crumbs or spilled liquids. If you have pets you keep outdoors, make sure their food is locked up whenever possible. Roaches will gladly eat pet food if it is easily accessible.
Roaches get into buildings from the outside, so it’s a good idea to target areas around your home or business. Use caulk to seal cracks around the foundation, and pick up any debris in the yard that could harbor roaches. Having a Western Exterminator specialist apply a treatment to the perimeter is a good idea, as it will stop roaches from crossing the barrier to the inside.
If you have roaches, it’s time to call in the professionals. Arizona’s Western Exterminator specialists understand how to find and track down the cockroach infestation. They can root out the current infestation, getting rid of roaches of all life stages. Our specialists will then discuss with you the best ways to prevent cockroaches from returning.
The first step is to get one of our highly trained professionals out to your property to inspect it and find the source of the infestation. Contact us today.
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