Giving Cockroaches In Your Hattiesburg Home The Boot

November 28, 2019

Have you noticed something late at night out of the corner of your eye but haven’t been able to turn the light on fast enough to catch a glimpse of it. You suspect it might be cockroaches, but without more evidence, it is hard to know for certain. This may be why you are here today, to find out for certain if the speedy pests around your home are cockroaches are not. We will help you answer this question, and more, right now.

a cockroach crawling along the edge of a hattiesburgh missouri kitchen counter top

Common Cockroaches In Hattiesburg

There are roughly 69 different species of cockroach living in America, but only 4 are known for invading homes here in Hattiesburg. We will be talking about these 4 roaches today.
The German Roach: Light brown to tan in color and ½ to ⅝ of an inch in length, the German roach is not actually from Germany but it is believed to have originated from Asia. 
The American Roach: Reddish-brown to yellowish in color and 1 ¼ to 2 ⅛ of in inch in length, the American roach is the largest house-infesting roach here in the states
The Smoky Brown Roach: Uniformly black mahogany in color and 1 ½ inches in length, the smoky brown cockroach is known for sticking to areas of the home that are both hot and humid such as laundry rooms or beneath dishwashers.
The Oriental Roach: Shiny black in color and 1 inch long, the Oriental roach can most commonly be found in homes around dark, moist, and undisturbed areas such as basements and under appliances.

The Hazards Of Cockroaches

Despite their avoidance of humans, cockroaches cause a fair amount of problems from the shadows. When traversing your home late at night, they can spread dangerous bacteria (picked up from sewers, trash, feces, and dead carcasses) over areas you prepare and eat food as well as onto food left out on counters and tabletops. This can lead to you and/or family members getting very sick.
Cockroaches can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions with the skin they shed. These skin particulates can be picked up and moved around homes by vents and air circulation.
Finally, cockroaches will eat practically anything. It is not uncommon to find damaged items around your home that cockroaches have nibbled. Some of the most bizarre things cockroaches are known to eat include, glue, paper, fabric, other cockroaches, and even human skin and fingernails.

How To Get Cockroaches Out Of Your Home

As pests go, cockroaches are as resilient and hardy as they come. They are resistant to many pest control products and able to survive in even the harshest of conditions. With professional help, however, cockroaches can be given the boot. Here at Havard Pest Control, we have worked long and hard to establish reliable and effective methods for dealing with cockroaches. If you are looking for a way to get or keep cockroaches out of your Hattiesburg home, we are here to help. To schedule an appointment for your home, give us a call today.

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