Anteater Exterminating Inc. specializes in effective, long-lasting pest control services that Phoenix residents count on to rid their homes and offices of particularly tricky insects. If you’re looking for the most effective ant killer or cockroach killer, you’ve come to the right place. Cockroaches are one specific insect that causes a lot of alarm.
The trouble with cockroaches is that they are good at not being seen. They prefer the dark and will hide in small spaces where they can breed rapidly, causing an infestation. One female cockroach can produce 30,000 offspring in one year. For this reason, having an experienced exterminator is vital because, without it, you could be looking at the same problem a few weeks down the road. But with Anteater Exterminating Inc., we take care of your problem quickly and effectively. No more wondering if there are more or if they are still hiding somewhere. Our technicians handle these issues with accuracy and precision to remove all the pests from your home or office.
Types of Cockroaches
Three species of cockroaches are the ones most often found in homes and businesses; the German, American, and Brown-Banded Cockroach. These insects are omnivorous, which means they eat both plant and animal matter. Cockroaches are like the garbage disposals of the insect world; they will eat anything and everything. Sweets, greasy food, paper, leather, dead insects, hair, and fingernail clippings. The American cockroach is particularly attracted to fermented things like beer.
Why Do You Have Cockroaches?
Some people say that cockroaches only infest places that are unkempt or dirty. This statement is not necessarily true. While keeping your space clean of food scraps helps prevent cockroaches, it is not the cause. These insects are scavengers and are one of the most common pests to plague property owners. If they happen to wander near a home or business that presents a suitable living environment, including food, water, and shelter, they will make themselves at home. How they get, it is another question entirely. Cockroaches will hitch a ride inside boxes, crawl through cracks or gaps in the foundation, or crawl up through drains and sewer pipes. Some cockroach species have wings and will fly in through open windows.
Difficulty of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are among the most common household pests, which is extremely unfortunate because they are one of the most stubborn and difficult pests to exterminate. Cockroaches are very good at hiding, they are nocturnal, so they only go out at night to search for food. If you see one cockroach, there is no denying that there are many, many more. The average cockroach can produce 300-400 offspring per reproductive cycle. They breed very quickly and can develop resistance to pesticides. For all of these reasons, cockroaches can be one of the most challenging pests to eliminate.
The Dangers Of Cockroaches
Beyond giving people the creeps, cockroaches can be hazardous on many levels, and most people are often unaware. Cockroaches are known for getting into food sources, which, for one, is disgusting and, for two, can be harmful. These insects can carry all kinds of bacteria, like salmonella and E. Coli, which can contaminate your food and cause food poisoning or, in extreme cases, typhoid fever. Although very rare, it can occur through food contamination or from being bitten by a cockroach, which is also very rare.
And to make things worse, dead cockroaches can cause more problems than the existing ones. Because they are insects, they have an exoskeleton, and when they die, that shell decays. This dead matter turns into a fine powder, which can be extremely harmful if it gets into the air vents. This dust can cause children and adults to have allergies or even asthma attacks. Always call Anteater Exterminating when you see the first sign of cockroaches on your property. Because if not dealt with immediately, they can cause serious problems.
How Long To Get Rid Of Cockroaches?
When you first discover you have cockroaches in your home or business, it can be extremely unsettling. But knowing that a reliable team like Anteater Exterminating Inc. is on the job should put your mind at ease. Cockroaches are complicated, but our team has the training to handle each case as quickly and effectively as possible. When you receive your first cockroach control treatment, your technician will explain all of the details to you. That way, you are well informed throughout the entire process. The time that it takes to eradicate a cockroach problem depends on the species and the number that are inhabiting the space. If you happened to catch the problem early enough, then it shouldn’t take too long to return your home or business to its pest-free self. On the other hand, if the cockroach population has already grown exponentially, it could be a long and grueling process before your property will be safe again.
How To Get Rid Of Roaches
When you call Anteater Exterminating Inc., one of our technicians will inspect your property to determine how severe your cockroach problem is. After an evaluation of your situation, our team will strategize and develop the most effective pest control plan for your unique situation. Before and after your exterminator arrives, you should thoroughly clean your home. Limiting all food sources that the cockroaches have is effective ins speeding up the process. Vacuuming your carpet ensures any food crumbs or cockroach eggs are disposed of adequately. If you are capable, pull as many things away from your walls and clean behind them. Fridges, stoves, and other appliances are all excellent hiding places for cockroaches once the pest control treatment starts. Maintaining a high level of sanitation throughout the entire process will help everything go smoothly. It is also vital to repair any leaks around the property. Cockroaches are attracted to warm, humid places. A leaky faucet or clogged basement drain can be a real beacon for roaches.
It is good practice to keep your pets and children away from the treated area. Of course, your pest control technician will go over all of the details with you before the procedure begins. Protecting your family and your home is our number one goal.
Local Cockroach Control
Cockroaches are a widespread pest that finds their way into many homes and businesses. If you have cockroaches and are having a pest control treatment, you should inform your neighbor of the situation. It is common for the roaches to scatter and try to find a new place to hide. Letting your neighbors know helps everyone prepare, so these pests don’t continue to infest homes.
Cockroaches are insects, and insects don’t have big agendas. It’s pretty much: eat, sleep, breed, and repeat. So BY taking away some of their essential needs, you can help prevent cockroaches from getting into your home or business. The two main things cockroaches look for when finding a place to stay is food and water. Refrain from leaving food out, especially fruit and dog/cat food. Without easily accessible food, cockroaches are less likely to stay. Check for leaking pipes or areas with high moisture to ensure you don’t have any creepy crawlies lurking around. Restricting food and water is a pretty reliable way to ward off cockroaches.
But just like with life, sometimes things happen. If you took all the precautions and still found cockroaches, it’s time to call the professionals. At Anteater Exterminating Inc., we don’t mess around when it comes to pest control. We understand how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be to have pests in your home or business. For these reasons, we take all the steps necessary to rid your property entirely of the problem. And we help identify any areas that might be attracting them in the first place and correct the issues to prevent further complications.
Phoenix Resident’s Choice For Cockroach Control
In places like Phoenix, where cockroaches thrive, it can be necessary to have a treatment plan. Because these insects travel quickly and reproduce quickly, there is a higher chance of re-infestation. But at Anteater Exterminating, we do everything in our power to keep your home or business cockroach free!
We start with a thorough inspection of your premises, identifying the type of cockroaches you have, where they live and hide, and how significant the problem is. From there, we customize a cockroach treatment that works for your specific situation. At that time, we will also be able to recommend how often you should get cockroach control treatments to stay clear of a re-infestation. We offer affordable, upfront pricing and are happy to answer any questions you have throughout the cockroach extermination process. We have a five-star customer satisfaction rating and many testimonies from our satisfied clients. So, you can guarantee we will take care of any pest control problem you have! Phoenix residents rely on Anteater Exterminating Inc!