How To Avoid Cockroach Infestations In Los Angeles County

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Convenience and access to services are many benefits of living in a large community. However, one negative of living in a highly populated community is that neighbors sometimes share pests, including cockroaches. These filthy creatures spread disease, create embarrassment, and ruin a relaxing evening at home. 

If you see cockroaches in your home or neighbors talking about them appearing in their homes, you need to contact the best pest control in Los Angeles County,  Admiral Pest Control. Our highly trained experts will eliminate cockroaches in your Los Angeles county home.

Three Things You Did Not Know About Cockroaches

Because cockroaches are active at night and visible mainly when the lights come on, there is much mystery about these nocturnal creatures. These are three things you may not know about these pests:

  1. A hungry cockroach can live for a month without food.
  2. A headless cockroach can live for up to a week.
  3. A submerged cockroach can live for 40 minutes. 

There are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches; you can be sure there are many more interesting facts about these creepy insects.

Common Problems Cockroaches Cause

In houses infested by cockroaches, they do the following:

  • Spread Disease: Cockroaches are carriers of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasitic worms.
  • Contaminate Food: These insects pollute food by shedding pathogens as they walk across food.
  • Cause Allergic Reactions: Skin rashes and allergic reactions occur in some cases when cockroaches have traveled across humans.
  • Damage Materials: Cockroaches have powerful mandibles and chew through thin plastic bags in the quest for food.
  • Create Anxiety: In some people, the fear of cockroaches in the house can cause debilitating fear known as katsaridaphobia.
  • Generate Stench: Cockroaches produce a pheromone to attract mates resulting in a musty-smelling room. 

It is crucial to remove cockroaches from your Los Angeles County home as soon as possible to avoid problems.

Los Angeles County Homeowner’s Guide To Avoiding Cockroaches 

The best way to avoid cockroaches in your home is to prevent them from entering the house. The following are how to keep cockroaches away from your home: 

  • Seal cracks and crevices in the home
  • Plant plants that repel cockroaches like eucalyptus and bay leaves
  • Remove wet piles of leaves near the house
  • Seal exterior garbage containers
  • Water the lawn only during the day 

To get rid of cockroaches once they are in the home, do the following: 

  • Clean and disinfect kitchen cabinets
  • Store food, including animal food, in sealed containers
  • Sweep the kitchen, pantry, and laundry areas daily
  • Disinfect countertop surfaces daily
  • Repair leaky pipes
  • Set traps in dark corners and damp areas

These tactics will deter cockroaches from invading your Los Angeles County home. Taking action on the interior and exterior will help avoid a roach problem in our home.

Benefits Of Professional Cockroach Control 

Utilizing the deterrents previously mentioned to prevent cockroaches from infesting your home is essential; however, they do not outweigh the benefits of professional control. If you find a cockroach in your house or neighbors admit they have cockroaches, you need a skilled team like Admiral Pest Control to come to your rescue. 

We know the types of cockroaches in Los Angeles County. We can identify whether you have an infestation of American, German, brown-banded, or Oriental cockroaches. After determining the species, we tailor our techniques according to their characteristics regarding hiding and breeding locations. We understand where they lay their egg capsules and will destroy them before more roaches can be born.

To eliminate cockroaches from your home, contact us at Admiral Pest Control; we will solve your cockroach problem.

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