Why Cockroaches In Omaha Call For Professional Treatment

Cockroach crawling on the ground.

Seeing a cockroach in your home can make anyone feel frustrated and scared, especially if you feel that you have taken all of the necessary precautions to keep them out of your home. Unfortunately, these small and cunning bugs can find some creative ways to invade your home. Usually, you aren't even aware they have invaded your home until you have a full-blown roach infestation. 

At Beeline Pest Control, we know cockroaches. Our Omaha pest control specialists have been dealing with these pests for years. We understand their unique habits and behaviors, and we can help you figure out how they are able to come into your home.

Why Cockroaches Are Dangerous Pests

Cockroaches in Omaha are dangerous scavengers that will crawl through some of the most disgusting areas of your home to look for something to eat. It is not uncommon to find cockroaches inside trash cans, sewers, and other unsanitary places. As they walk through these disgusting places, their bodies will become covered with a variety of bacteria. It is estimated cockroaches can carry around 30 different harmful pathogens.

If they are able to get close to your food, or you come into contact with their urine or feces, you might catch these harmful bacteria from them. Some of the illnesses that people have been known to contract from having cockroaches invade their personal space include:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • E.coli infections
  • Listeriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Dysentery
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid fever

You can catch these illnesses through direct and indirect contact. Some people have been known to become ill after breathing the air that is in the same area as the roach's urine or fecal matter. 

How Cockroaches Get Inside Omaha Homes

Cockroaches are incredibly sneaky and very resourceful. If there is even a small hole or crevice around your home, cockroaches can find a way inside. Some of the common ways that cockroaches will enter your Omaha home include:

  • Gaps around your dryer vents
  • Tears in your window screens
  • Plumbing pipes and drains of your home
  • Gaps around doors and windows
  • Air conditioning vents

Sometimes, cockroaches are accidentally brought into the home. If you purchase second-hand furniture or clothing, make sure to thoroughly inspect the object to ensure that there are no roaches or roach eggs in the object before bringing it into your house.

Why Cockroaches Are So Difficult To Eliminate For Homeowners

Most homeowners have a difficult time getting rid of cockroaches. Their ability to hide in some of the deepest crevices in your home makes them a challenging pest to eliminate. Also, roaches lay egg sacs, called ootheca, that can contain up to 30 cockroach eggs at one time. While the eggs are in this sac, they are extremely difficult to harm.

Many DIY cockroach treatments will target adult cockroaches but leave the eggs alone. This makes the homeowner think that their roach problem is solved. However, once the roach egg hatches, its infestation will come right back and could even be more severe. 

Benefits Of Professional Cockroach Control In Omaha

When a cockroach invades your home, it doesn't take long for your home to have a full cockroach infestation. At Beeline Pest Control, our experienced technicians know just what to look for when inspecting a home for a suspected roach infestation.

Once we find any evidence of a roach inside your home, we go above and beyond to ensure that every last roach is removed from your home for good. Give us a call today to get a free quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Omaha.

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