The Best Way To Keep Roaches In Omaha At Bay

Cockroach crawling on a tile.

Do you remember where you were when the Challenger space shuttle exploded? Or, can you recall how you felt when you saw the horrific images of planes crashing into the World Trade Center? When we remember those times, we often recollect where we were, how we felt, and what we did afterward. While you may not recall your first encounter with a cockroach in your house, it probably left a lasting impression! Walking into the bathroom groggy with sleep only to be greeted by cockroaches running for cover when the lights come on is something you won't quickly forget.

If cockroaches are scaring you, embarrassing you, and disrupting your life, you need the Omaha pest control technicians from Beeline Pest Control. For the last seven years, our locally owned and operated has been removing cockroaches from houses; we can have the experience and tools to help you too! We want to help our customers and community understand cockroaches in Omaha; we hope you will enjoy this brief article and find the tips helpful. 

How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are nocturnal, so they are active while you are sleeping. Although they work in the dark, the following are signs of a cockroach infestation you can see during the daytime:

  • Odor: Cockroaches use a pheromone to attract mates, and when there are a large number of roaches in an area, there is a musty aroma.
  • Stains: Cockroaches leave dark smears on walls and corners.
  • Droppings: Look for pepper-like fecal matter that resembles coffee grounds in dimly lit areas.
  • Capsules: Female roaches produce cases called oothecae that contain many eggs.
  • Skin: Like other insects, cockroaches must shed (molt) their exoskeleton to grow.
  • Cockroaches: Although one cockroach does not equal an infestation, if you find a cockroach in your house, there is a high probability that more are hiding. 

You will find signs of cockroaches in your Omaha home underneath furniture, behind appliances, in corners, and around drains. Look for these signs in the laundry room, kitchen, bathrooms, closets, attic, garage, and basement. 

How Cockroaches Are Harmful To Your Health

Cockroaches forage for food in the garbage, rotting food, pet fecal droppings, and sewage. As they crawl over these bacteria, virus, and worm-infested areas, the spines on their cockroach legs attract the pathogens lying on the surface of these items. Then, as they move through your Omaha home, they shed these disease-causing organisms onto countertops, inside kitchen cabinets, and on food products in the pantry. They also deposit these infectious organisms through the urine, feces, and saliva they leave behind as they travel.

In addition to the diseases cockroaches spread, they can cause allergic reactions due to the protein on their body and dried fecal matter. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America claims cockroaches affect almost 60% of people sensitive to allergens. For your family's safety, take steps to keep cockroaches away and use Beeline Pest Control.

How Cockroaches Find Their Way Into Your Home

Cockroaches enter Omaha homes through holes in window and door screens, cracks in the foundation or under the roofline, gaps between incoming pipes and wires and the foundation, through open garage doors, and on items such as infested cardboard storage boxes brought into the house.

The best way to keep cockroaches out of your house is to seal all cracks, gaps, and holes in the structure. Keep the garage door closed as much as possible and install door sweeps under exterior doors. Also, inspect storage boxes brought into the house.

The Trick To Getting Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home

The way to get rid of big cockroaches in your Omaha home is to maintain a clean, dry environment and use the best cockroach exterminator in Omaha, Beeline Pest Control. Our technicians will inspect your property and determine the best strategy to remove the roaches using the latest technology. Call today and get a free quote and learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Omaha.

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