The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Your Omaha, NE Property

Oriental Cockroach crawling on a tree branch.

There are things in this world that are obviously dangerous, like lions and lava. And then there are things that do not look dangerous but pose a serious threat to human health. Cockroaches are one of these things. These small pests look creepy but are often overlooked and considered to be nothing more than a nuisance inside area homes. To help you better understand these intrusive insects and the threats they pose to residents in Omaha, NE here are some things to consider.

What Kind Of Cockroaches Live In Omaha?

Cockroaches come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Here in Omaha, there is one species that regularly invades homes and causes trouble. What you call this roach all depends on where you are from. Some people call them waterbugs, others call them black beetles. To us, they are Oriental cockroaches.

You can identify an Oriental cockroach by its inch-long black, oval-shaped body, six legs, and the two long antennae that protrude from its head. You will find these pests in cool damp areas such as beneath laundry machines and sinks, around basement areas and crawl spaces, and inside sewer pipes crawling over filth.

What Makes Oriental Cockroaches Dangerous?

Although capable of biting, Oriental cockroaches rarely do. Unfortunately, this is not the only threat these pests pose. The real danger Oriental cockroaches pose comes in the form of bacteria, human pathogens, and parasitic worms. When Oriental cockroaches crawl around in sewers, through trash, and in other unclean areas, they pick up a variety of sickness vectors. They can then enter homes and spread disease-causing organisms over countertops, kitchen tables, surfaces, and left-out food. Two diseases you might contract from an Oriental roach are salmonellosis and staphylococcus. 

Do Cockroaches Cause Allergies?

There are many things that can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. One thing is cockroaches' fecal matter and their shed skins. These roach byproducts get into the air and settle on surfaces like dust and act as irritants to people with respiratory problems. As these pests increase in populations inside a dwelling, this problem grows exponentially.

Some Prevention Tips For Roaches

Now that you understand the threat Oriental roaches pose to residents in our area, let’s talk about some methods you should use to keep these pests out of your home. To start, try these helpful prevention tips.

  • Use a caulking gun or some liquid cement to seal off gaps, cracks, and holes in your home’s exterior foundation and spacing around window/door frames.
  • Inspect your home’s window/door screens. Make sure they are seated properly and rip/tear-free.
  • Check door sweeps and make sure they are in good working order. Install door sweeps on exterior doors that do not already have them.
  • Keep your living areas as clean as possible and reduce clutter inside your home.
  • Trim your grass and landscaping regularly and eliminate debris and clutter from your yard.
  • Avoid feeding your pets outdoors.
  • Address leaky piping and fixtures.
  • Make sure your gutters and drains are working properly.
  • Use a dehumidifier indoors around humid areas.

How Professionals Handle Roaches In Omaha

When it comes to keeping elusive and dangerous cockroaches out of your Omaha home, you have no better option than to hire the experts at Beeline Pest Control. Our team of licensed professionals uses advanced treatments and industrial-grade equipment to handle pest problems in our area and is standing by to get your home and property everything needed to fight back against invasive roaches.

Call us now to discover a fast and effective home pest control solution to your Omaha home’s pest problems or if you have any questions about our pest control plans.

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