Cockroaches are some of the nastiest insects to regularly infest homes. They are transporters of diseases, reproduce rapidly and are very difficult to get rid of. They even have the ability to live for a week without their head! Cockroaches spend time in sewage and in decaying material. They pick up germs on their body and can spread 33 different kinds of bacteria including Salmonella and E. Coli. On top of that, cockroaches can also cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some people. If you want to avoid a potential trip to St. Alphonsus, make Boise Cockroach Control a priority for your family.
Cockroaches found in Idaho:
American Cockroach: These are the largest of the cockroaches that will infest your home. They are between 1 1/4 and 2 1/8 inches in length. They are a reddish brown with a yellow figure eight on the back of their head. These cockroaches have wings and can fly short distances.
Oriental Cockroach: These cockroaches are nicknamed waterbugs as they tend to hang out in damp areas. They are shiny black in color and are 1 inch in length. These cockroaches do not have the ability to fly. Since they are attracted to water, they will often enter homes through pipes and drains.
German Cockroach: The German Cockroach is the most common species to invade homes. They are light brown or tan in color with two dark stripes down their backs and are 1/2 to 5/8 inch in length. These cockroaches do have the ability to fly, but rarely do. They look for warm, moist areas with access to food. The most common places to find them is in kitchens or bathrooms.
Brownbanded Cockroach: Like their name suggests, they are dark brown with lighter brown bands across their bodies. They are 1/2 an inch long. Males have the ability to fly but females do not. These cockroaches prefer higher areas than most other cockroaches. Because of this, you can often find them in high cabinets in bathrooms or kitchens.
The best way to prevent cockroaches in the first place, is good sanitation. Keeping your food in sealed containers, cleaning your house so it is free of crumbs, and getting rid of any moisture buildup will make your home less hospitable for cockroaches. Once you have an infestation, though, it is important to call a pest control company right away. Get Lost Pest Control has several methods they will use to help with your Boise Cockroach Control. The technicians will use a combination of baits, sticky traps and a chemical sprayed inside and outside the home to kill these unwanted pests and keep your home safe.