Cockroach Control 101: An Extensive Prevention And Control Guide For Louisville Homeowners


Cockroach Control 101: An Extensive Prevention And Control Guide For Louisville Homeowners

While many assume cockroaches only invade rundown homes, these pests will enter any location that offers them food, water, and shelter. Removing these elusive insects can be challenging once they get inside and make themselves at home. Welcome to Cockroach Control 101, where we provide everything you need to keep roaches out.

We’ll start by describing cockroaches to help you determine which species you have and review the health risks of having them inside your house. We’ll also explain proactive measures you can take to prevent these pests from encroaching on your property. Read on to learn how to achieve successful cockroach control in Louisville with the experts from Urbanex.

Identifying Cockroaches: Characteristics And Appearance

Cockroaches generally have a flat, oval shape, six legs, and antennae. However, several characteristics can help you determine which species you have. The following list describes the most common types of cockroaches that invade Louisville homes:

  • American cockroaches are reddish brown with a yellowish figure-eight pattern on the back of the head, and they prefer dark, warm, moist areas.
  • Brown-banded cockroaches have brown bodies with two light brown bands running across the wings and are often seen near ceilings or inside cabinets.
  • German cockroaches are light brown to tan, with two dark stripes on their backs, and prefer warm, humid environments like the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Oriental cockroaches are glossy black to dark reddish-brown and thrive in damp areas, earning them the nickname “waterbugs.”

If you need assistance identifying or eliminating roaches in your home, the pros at Urbanex are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach control services or to schedule a free inspection.

Health Risks Associated with Cockroaches: Protect Your Family

When cockroaches infest your house, numerous health risks come along with them. Cockroach droppings in your home can cause allergy symptoms, including itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing, and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. They also contaminate your food and surface with bacteria they pick up while outside, crawling through garbage, sewage, and animal carcasses. 

Roaches also spread several diseases, including typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery, so the sooner you can get these insects out, the safer your family will be. Reach out to Urbanex today to learn more about how we can help get rid of roaches and protect your family from future invasions.

Preventing Cockroaches: Proactive Household Measures

After we eliminate your cockroach infestation, you can take several proactive measures to keep them from returning. Here are some of our best tips to prevent cockroaches in your home:

  • Keep your home clean and tidy, especially in areas where people eat.
  • Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior of your house using silicone caulk.
  • Cover drains and vents with steel mesh.
  • Store trash in clean receptacles with tight-fitting lids.
  • Address moisture issues like leaking pipes and areas of the home with high humidity levels.

Urbanex is here to help you eliminate these pests and prevent their return. Contact us today to learn how our roach control services can help keep these troublesome insects away from your home.

Eliminate Cockroaches In The House: Call In The Experts!

Whether you see cockroaches in the house or signs that may point to them, it is crucial to take action to get rid of these pests as soon as possible. The service technicians at Urbanex have the tools and expertise to eliminate roaches and prevent them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach pest control services or to schedule your free inspection.

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