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Cockroaches are scavenger pests that have evolved to live off the scraps of humans. These pests prefer starchy food substances, cereals, sugar products, cheese, grease and meat. They have also been known to consume cardboard, glue, leather and hair. Roaches form colonies in areas unseen around kitchens and bathrooms. Most cockroaches are known for squeezing in tight spaces to breed.
Cockroaches can enter a home or business in a few different ways. Some are able to access a kitchen or bathroom through the pipes, others come inside when doors and windows are left open, and some can move through shared walls in multi-unit structures. No matter how a cockroach gains entrance to your home, the infestation must be stopped immediately. When you see one cockroach, there are probably many more in areas you can't see. Cockroaches are a health concern because they breed and live in and around food prepping areas. Cockroach droppings can cause asthma and as well as spread disease, which is why it is very important to treat an infestation as soon as you see the first roach.
When treating cockroach infestations, we will begin the process by sending a professional, state-licensed and certified technician to inspect your property and determine what type of infestation you're experiencing. Once our technician has found the source of the infestaiton, they will customize a plan to rid your home, restaurant, or office of roaches. After the initial treatment, we recommend beginning a regular treatment plan to keep cockroaches out all year long.
Indoor cockroach infestations are best treated with a combination of gel baits which is a non-repellant pesticde. Gel baits work by placing the gel in cracks and crevices around the infested areas. Cockroaches are known for squeezing into these tight spaces and they will consume the gel. The gel is later regurgitated for the nest, which then exposes the colony to the pesticide in the gel bait. This is a preferred method of treatment because traditional sprays cannot always reach the colonies in infested areas.
Coackroaches Found In Orange County and Inland Empire
American cockroaches are typically found outdoors, but they can enter homes when windows are left open and they have been known to enter through pipes. Americans can be identified by their reddish-brown color. They prefer warm climates and rotten food and will often leave their egg sacks near food prep areas.
Oriental cockroaches are found both indoors and outside. They are long and dark brown or black in color with shiny bodies are approximately 1.25 inches long, much larger than German, American or Brown-banded cockroaches. Oriental roaches are commonly found in damp areas like sinks, bathtubs, pipes and other areas close to water.
German cockroaches are identified by their pale brown color and 2 dark stripes down the length of their bodies. These roaches have wings, but do not fly. They love moisture and can be found near water sources. German cockroaches prefer warm, humid areas like kitchens and bathrooms. They may also be found in crevices between microwaves, ovens and other heat generating appliances. This breed of cockroach is difficult to control because they carry egg sacks on their backs.
Turkestan cockroaches are typically found outdoors, but they can enter homes when windows are left open and they have been known to enter through pipes. These pests are almost exclusively found at night because they avoid daylight.