It only takes one roach sighting to ruin an event. It doesn’t matter how clean your kitchen is, one cockroach can end the dinner, party or first date. The sighting of a roach in a restaurant could ruin a Yelp rating!
And that’s a little overboard, right?
Regardless of cleanliness, roaches are some of the most common pests found in homes. It’s likely there’s one hiding in every kitchen, everywhere.
Yet they still cause an uproar.
Roaches are the one “pest” we can all agree upon as being the most gross, vigilant and equalizing of all pests.
Roaches have an extreme ability to reproduce. They also emit a terrible smell! Cockroaches can cause problems in the form of diseases like E. Coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.
Seeing a roach SHOULD make you want to call a pest professional. There are many factors to consider when attempting to control roaches.
- What is the species of roach?
- What are the conditions causing roaches?
- What treatment should you apply?
Should you DIY this?
DIY treatments can drive roaches to hide deeper. A pest professional knows the best course of treatment and is educated on the varieties of roaches.
To prevent an infestation of roaches, the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true!
- Eliminate food sources.
- Remove unwanted food from kitchen cabinets and your sink.
- Empty the garbage regularly.
- Seal food items in airtight containers.
- Put away dog food.
- Clear out clutter.
- Clean your surfaces.
- Clean out your drains.
- Seal off cracks and entrances.
Call the Pest360 pros
You can rely on our licensed pest professionals to launch a personal attack on the roaches in your home or business. We have the tools and insecticides that are targeted to the specific type of roaches for your area.
Cockroaches are a part of our Southern structure. They are the one “pest” we can all agree upon as being the grossest, most vigilant and equalizing of all. It seems that no matter who you are, where you live, or how clean your kitchen is…one roach will send the whole household up onto the couch.
Growing up in Mississippi, it’s not unusual to have stories of cockroaches in some shape or form. In my creative household, they even invaded our nightmares. For years, my little sister had a recurring dream about a “peach colored flying roach”. Around small towns, everyone knows who “has roaches” and that’s not a kept secret. Everyone agrees, cockroaches are just the worst. This episode of “Infested” on Animal Planet is dedicated to a roach infestation.
Whether focusing on their extreme ability to reproduce or the terrible smell they emit, there is nothing good about cockroaches. This quote from an article in the BBC about the smells of cockroaches stirred up memories of cleaning out an old college apartment for me.
“The reason why smashed cockroaches smell like a clogged truck stop toilet that’s been fermenting in 90-degree heat is because they store nitrogenous waste – uric acid, specifically – in their fat for recycling.”
So what are you going to do about cockroaches?
Seeing a cockroach SHOULD make you want to call the exterminator. Species of roach, conducive conditions, what to apply, and many other factors can make roach control frustrating. DIY treatments can drive roaches to hide deeper. A professional knows the best course of treatment and is educated on the varieties of roaches.
Rely on our licensed pest professionals to provide relief from roaches, ants, spiders and more. Our Pest 360 program is our most popular solution to your pest control needs.
We will launch a personal attack on the roaches who are hiding under your baseboards, fridge, stove, dishwasher. Our people have the right tools and insecticides that are targeted to the specific type of roaches for your area.
Contact our office today to begin your war against roaches, ants, termites, spiders and more. We serve Mississippi and Tennessee.