How To Keep Oriental Cockroaches Away From Your Louisiana Home

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an oriental cockroach in a hand

Louisiana is known for being a bit hot and humid at times. As uncomfortable as this is for humans, it makes life for cockroaches a luxury. These invasive house pests love nothing more than secluded areas and high humidity. If your Louisiana home provides roaches with places to hide, food to eat, and a lot of moisture, they will want to live indoors with you forever. Here are some things you should know about one common type of cockroach in Louisiana, the Oriental cockroach, and how to keep this pest out of your living areas.

What Do Oriental Cockroaches Look Like?

Oriental cockroaches are one-inch-long insects with flat bodies, long antennae, and six barbed legs. These pests use their legs to crawl up walls and even cling upside down on ceilings. One thing you should know about roaches, in general, is that they are fast and do not break pace when transitioning from floors to walls to ceilings. This makes these pests even more creepy and allows them more options to get away when danger presents itself. Another thing cockroaches are known for is their ability to withstand pressure upon their bodies and their resilience to pesticides. 

Why Are Oriental Cockroaches Dangerous?

Oriental cockroaches are not more, nor less, dangerous than other types of cockroaches in Louisiana. They are known for spreading a laundry list of harmful bacteria, human pathogens, and parasitic worms and they regularly get people sick. If you have a cockroach problem inside your home, you might get sick from touching their fecal droppings or eating food they have contaminated. As cockroach infestations grow, you might also start to have breathing problems as if there is more dust in the air. This is not dust. It is broken down fecal droppings and shed skins. If breathing in cockroaches doesn’t disturb you, we don’t know what will.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Oriental Roaches In Homes?

There are many reasons why cockroach infestations are difficult to deal with. To start, these pests are incredibly resilient to pesticides, pressure, and radiation. If you do not know what treatments work best to eliminate these pests and cockroach nests inside your home, getting them out will be a challenge. What makes things worse is that most cockroach treatments are not just dangerous to roaches but harmful to people and pets as well, when used improperly. Finally, even if you are trained in how to use pesticides and you find the right product, you still have to apply treatment in a way that eliminates roaches wherever they are hiding inside your home. Keep in mind that these pests love tight spaces and are regularly found inside wall voids, attics, and in other secluded areas around homes. For all of these reasons, we highly recommend trusting a professional if you are having trouble with roaches in your Louisiana home.

The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control In Louisiana

At Havard Pest Control, we offer detailed options to help you handle cockroaches here in Louisiana. We have a firm understanding of different types of cockroaches and only employ technicians who can get the job done right. If you are looking for a fast and effective way to give the cockroaches inside your home the boot, our team would be happy to come out and perform a detailed inspection and treat for any problems we find. We also offer long-term options to keep out cockroaches and a list of other invasive and problematic pests here in Louisiana.

Call today to find out why Havard Pest Control is your best option for pest control service here in Louisiana and schedule your home for a visit.