Cockroach Control Made Easy For Savannah Homeowners
January 10, 2023
A cockroach infestation is a recurring nightmare for many Savannah homeowners. Georgia's gentle, warm and moist climate creates the perfect environment for cockroaches to thrive and multiply. Cockroaches bring multiple types of bacteria and pathogens into your home, contaminate your food, cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks, and generally make the place you call home feel positively disgusting.
Let's take a closer look at a few basic cockroach facts, how to keep cockroaches away, tips for effective cockroach control, and, if DIY cockroach control fails, how to find quality pest control in Savannah.
Types Of Roaches That Commonly Invade Savannah Homes
You're likely to run into the following three cockroach species around Savannah:
- American cockroaches grow to 2 1/8 inches in length and have oval, brown, or reddish-brown bodies. The American cockroach is one of the few species capable of flight, making them spread faster and further than other species.
- German cockroaches are much smaller, growing to 5/8 of an inch in length. They're usually light brown and have two darker lines running from the head to the wings. They're most like to congregate in warm and moist places, like underneath kitchen sinks and dishwashers.
- Oriental cockroaches are sometimes referred to as "water bugs." Their almost black and shiny bodies grow to 1 1/4 inches long. You'll find them in basements, woodpiles, or nearby plumbing pipes.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and do their best to stay out of sight when we're awake. Spotting them during the day is not common unless the infestation is large. They are the fastest-running insects in North America, gaining speeds up to 12 feet per second.
Cockroaches Trigger Allergies And Spread Diseases
Cockroaches in Savannah that are infesting your house bring with them numerous health risks:
- Due to the extremely unhygienic places they spend most of their time, cockroaches carry multiple pathogens and various bacteria on their bodies which they spread every they move around your house.
- Cockroaches also spread dangerous illnesses, including typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and more.
- Their feces, urine, and saliva can trigger asthma attacks and severe allergic reactions.
Cockroaches multiply rapidly, so if you've spotted signs of a cockroach infestation, you must act quickly to take control of the situation and evict these disgusting invaders.
Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Usually Fails
A cockroach can flatten itself to squeeze through a barely visible crack, survive over a month waiting on its next meal, and live a week without a head. Each female cockroach can lay over a thousand eggs, each of which will grow into a disgusting adult insect in less than eight days, turning your house into a nightmarish scenario of thousands of cockroaches roaming everywhere.
Spotting the signs of cockroach infestation in your Savannah home is very difficult without being able to rely on training or experience, yet taking care of an infestation in later stages is much more costly and invasive. Yet even a single missed egg can be the cause of reinfestation in less than a few weeks.
Call The Experts For Total Cockroach Control For Your Home
An experienced pest control technician will be able to evaluate the extent of infestation by the few telltale signs these insects leave around. They will develop a plan to clean your house of cockroaches and ensure no eggs are left to cause a reinfestation later.
If you suspect a cockroach infestation on your property, get in touch with Prestige Pest Control as soon as possible to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Savannah.