The Worst Advice Omaha, NE Property Owners Could Hear About Cockroach Control

American Cockroach crawling in a kitchen.

The average person has no use for bugs. They’re gross, frightening, and dangerous. Many critters spread disease and/or damage property. Cockroaches are a prime example. They harbor illness-causing bacteria and pick up even more germs with their leg spines from filth. As they crawl around and drop waste, they contaminate surfaces and food. In addition, some species eat away at fabrics and wood. Learn what the worst roach control advice is and why Beeline Pest Control is your best option.

Why Don’t DIY Cockroach Control Methods Work?

There are several reasons why popular independent approaches fail:

  • Retail pesticides: Some of these are too heavy, being a risk for humans and pets. Others are too weak and have a temporary effect. Generally, store products are designed for killing or repelling individual roaches and don’t address infestations. Further, the instructions can be hard to understand. This might lead to improper application.
  • Substances and mixtures: Although substances like boric acid and diatomaceous earth impact roaches, they can be hazardous for humans to handle or inhale. Mixtures of items, such as baking soda and chemicals, can create poisonous effects or gases.
  • Natural “remedies:” It’s a myth that distributing things such as lemon, fabric softener, coffee grounds, and bay leaves can get rid of roaches or deter them. While a few species may be drawn to them, others won’t be interested. In several cases, there needs to be a massive amount of the natural element, or it will need to be directly applied to the roach. 

Two more points to consider are the type of roach and where roaches live. Part of using the right product is correctly identifying the class of pest you have on your property. This is hard to do without proper training. These insects nest in difficult-to-reach spaces. Getting to their hubs with a bay leaf or commercial spray might be next to impossible.

Common cockroaches in Omaha include the American cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, and German cockroach. 

  • American ones can grow to be three inches long and are reddish-brown.
  • Brown-banded cockroaches are about 1/2 inch long and aptly named for the two light brown bands on their dark brown bodies.  
  • German cockroaches max at ⅝ of an inch. Color-wise, they’re brown or tan and have black stripes on their heads. Their young are black. 

Regardless of the type of cockroach in your home, know that most roaches prefer dark, damp, and warm places. 

What Can You Do To Prevent Cockroaches In Your Omaha Home?

If precautionary steps are taken, you may not have to worry about cockroaches, to begin with: 

  • Seal openings around foundations and windows, no matter how small.
  • Exterior doors should have sweeps. 
  • Repair leaks and humidity issues.
  • Routinely wash dishes, clean the kitchen, and remove the trash. 
  • Put food and garbage in air-tight containers.
  • Groom greenery and distance it from your property.

How Can Beeline Pest Control Help With Roaches?

You don’t want to procrastinate with or minimize roach control. These bugs carry salmonella and typhoid, among other pathogens. They also can trigger allergic and asthmatic reactions. You can protect yourself, your loved ones, customers, and coworkers by contacting Beeline Pest Control. We have specially curated liquids, gels, baits, and other devices to exterminate roaches. 

We pride ourselves on our quality products, dedication to safe practices, and detailed employee screening and training. Our friendly, skilled staff at Beeline Pest Control has abundant pest control experience and the tools needed to get the job done right. We’re eager to kick your roaches to the curb. Reach out to us today to learn more about our cockroach control options!

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