Why You Need Professional Help With Cockroach Problems Around Your Livermore Property

A cluster of Turkestan cockroaches crawling on bread

Whether or not you consider yourself to be a high-risk homeowner, these bothersome buggy brutes are not interested in your opinion alone – and they might be a whole lot closer to home than you might think.

Insects such as cockroaches have procured a relatively bad rap over the years. From spreading diseases to frightening hapless victims, these gangling ‘giants’ are some of the worst of the worst when it comes to household pests.

A single cockroach in the home can transmit:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E.coli bacteria

These health hazards, among other things, prove why Livermore property owners need professional help with cockroach infestations of any size.

Common varieties of cockroach here in Livermore include:

  • German Cockroaches
  • Turkestan Cockroaches
  • Brown-banded Cockroaches
  • Oriental Cockroaches
  • Smokybrown Cockroaches
  • American Cockroaches

These species are all slightly different but possess similar morphological traits. Cockroaches are small, secretive, and generally nocturnal. Powerful exoskeletons help to protect them from harmful elements, including some topical treatments or sprays. What’s worse, roaches are capable of surviving without food or water for a long period of time. With an unmatched degree of resiliency, cockroaches are experts in home infiltration.

How And Why It’s Impossible To Kick Cockroaches To The Curb

Most people in Livermore already know that cockroaches are gross creatures to interact with, but many of them don’t know just how dangerous they can be.

Quite a bit of the danger that accompanies a cockroach infestation lies in the bug's preferred hang out locations. Cockroaches pick up pathogens before they even enter the home by frequenting:

  • Sewer drains
  • Excrement piles
  • Dumps and dumpsters
  • Bathroom surfaces
  • Once a cockroach has found a way into your home, it will promptly begin spreading grime and grit all over your floors, counters, and kitchens.

Once cockroaches get in, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep them out or give them the boot once and for all. This is largely due to their rapid rate of reproduction, which allows even a single female roach to create over 14 egg capsules in her lifetime. That’s over 224 new roaches!

What’s more, cockroaches are not easy to spot in the average residential home. These bugs are intent on staying in your home free of prying eyes and will take pains to be as sneaky and silent as possible. However, scratching sounds in the walls, strange odors, and white egg sacs found around the house are all significant signs of an established roach infestation.

If you are concerned that cockroaches have bunkered down somewhere in your home, get a free inspection from one of Pro Active Pest Control’s trained professionals to uncover the root of the issue.

Protecting Your Family From Roaches And More: Pro Active Pest Control

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, homeowners will need more than a few bottles of vinegar to dissuade cockroaches from infesting their living space. Livermore residents should take strong and decisive action now in order to keep their futures bright, safe, and cockroach-free.

The best way to protect you and your family from the dangers of cockroaches is with professional help of the experts at Pro Active Pest Control. Serving our Livermore friends and neighbor for years with passionate, quality cockroach prevention services, Pro Active Pest Control is standing by to take your call at any time. Need more immediate assistance? Fill out the online contact form to hear back from one of our trained service agents right away. Let’s be proactive against cockroaches together.