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What To Do About Roaches In Your Richmond Home

December 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

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You may think cockroaches are just disgusting pests you can stomp out on your own. However, these unwanted, disgusting pests present a variety of dangers to you and your family. Cockroaches find their way into your home through the smallest of imperfections in your home's exterior, breed quickly, and quickly become fixtures in the house. Once in your home, they can spread diseases and trigger severe allergic reactions.

Due to the diseases they spread, cockroach control is a vital element of pest control in Richmond. Here we'll discuss how you can tell if you have a roach problem and explain why that problem is dangerous. We'll show you why DIY attempts fail and how Mitchells Pest Control can help completely eliminate roaches for good!

How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Problem In Your House

Cockroaches in Richmond are nocturnal pests, so you won't always be fortunate enough to observe them in person. Luckily, there are clues that you have roaches. Some of the telltale signs that you have a cockroach infestation are:

  • Shed skins

  • Defecation and markings

  • Eggs

  • Smell

  • Allergic reactions

On the one hand, it can be off-putting to find cockroach eggs and droppings in your kitchen. On the other hand, if you observe these signs, you'll be able to take a strong approach by calling Mitchell Pest Control to eradicate the problem.

Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your Home

Cockroaches pose a severe danger to the health of you and your family. Many people have allergic reactions to a cockroach infestation, with symptoms that include a runny nose, itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, and coughing. In addition to allergic reactions, cockroaches can spread the following diseases:

  • Typhoid fever

  • Leprosy

  • Salmonellosis

  • Plague 

  • Dysentery

  • Listeriosis

  • Cholera

Not only can these diseases and allergic reactions happen with direct contact with roaches, but they can also happen through contact with droppings and organic matter that roaches leave behind in your home. 

Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails

You can certainly take steps to make it harder for roaches to get into your home in the first place and to make your home less hospitable for them as well. It's important to know what keeps cockroaches away. The following are important to do so that you can avoid the health risks associated with roach infestations:

  • Replace broken window screens.

  • Repair foundation cracks.

  • Restore caulking as needed.

  • Plug gaps where plumbing and electrical wiring enters the house.

  • Secure food in airtight containers

  • Declutter your home

While the above list is paramount in avoiding future roach infestations, they will not get rid of a current roach problem. In order to do that, all roaches must be discovered and exterminated. 

Home remedies can be dangerous when improperly implemented and never provide as far-reaching an outcome as the professionals can achieve with professional-grade equipment and know-how. If you implement any of the ill-advised DIY roach extermination methods, you will most likely get rid of a few roaches. However, you will not eradicate all of the cockroaches, thus allowing them plenty of time to multiply. What you wind up with is a larger problem than you had in the first place. If you're looking for cockroach pest control in Richmond, look no further than Mitchells Pest Control.

Call The Pros To Completely Get Rid Of Roaches 

The list of diseases that cockroaches can spread to you and your family is lengthy and has serious ramifications. As a result, a roach infestation is not something to be taken lightly. If you see signs of cockroaches living in your home, you need to understand that they can make you and your loved ones seriously sick. Call Mitchells Pest Control now for the best roach pest control! We're veteran-owned and treat all our customers with the courtesy and professionalism they deserve. We'll perform a professional inspection, devise a tailor-made treatment plan centered around industry-leading cockroach control products, and schedule a bimonthly or as-needed maintenance plan to ensure the cockroaches are gone from your home for good!

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