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The Ultimate Guide To Cockroach Control And Prevention In Maine

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People often assume that cockroaches only invade run-down buildings or dirty homes, but these filthy pests will go anywhere they can find food, water, and shelter. If you suspect these insects are in your home, it is time to take action. This guide will provide everything you need to achieve successful cockroach control in your Maine home.

First, we will explain how to identify the type of cockroach in your house and some signs to watch for. We’ll also review the risks these pests pose to your family and provide expert tips for keeping them out of your house. Read on to learn more about pest control services in Maine with the pros from Big Blue Bug Solutions.

How to Identify A Cockroach

The first step in any pest control measure is proper identification. The following list describes the characteristics of the most common types of cockroaches that infest local homes:

Catching sight of these pests can be challenging because they are nocturnal and try to avoid people. Look for signs, including cylindrical or pepper-like droppings, shed skins, egg shells, or a musty odor in the house. If you notice any signs or an actual roach, contact us at Big Blue Bug Solutions for assistance getting rid of them.

Cockroaches Trigger Allergies And Spread Disease

Before cockroaches enter your house, they live and feed in unsanitary conditions like garbage and sewers. As they travel through this waste, their spiny legs and bodies pick up bacteria and pathogens that contaminate your food and surfaces when they enter your home. Cockroaches spread diseases like dysentery, E. coli infection, cholera, and other gastrointestinal illnesses. 

Cockroach droppings in your home can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks, especially in kids. The sooner you can remove these hazardous pests from your house, the better. Contact us today at Big Blue Bug Solutions for assistance in getting rid of roaches and preventing them from returning.

Call The Pros To Eliminate Cockroaches In Your Home

If you have been trying to eliminate cockroaches on your own, you already know how challenging they can be to eradicate. Cockroaches are highly adaptable, resilient pests that can survive extreme conditions. These insects can even develop a resistance to pesticides and pass the resistance on to their offspring.

The simplest and most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to team up with the pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions. Our experts utilize the most up-to-date solutions to rid your home of cockroaches. Call today to learn more about our services or to schedule an inspection.

Five Simple Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Problems

After we eliminate your cockroach infestation, it is time to take steps to prevent them from getting back into the house. Here are five simple cockroach prevention tips you can start using right away:

  1. Cover drains and vents with mesh screens.
  2. Store trash properly in clean receptacles with tight-fitting lids.
  3. Avoid leaving any food out, including pet food.
  4. Address any moisture issues around your property.
  5. Seal cracks, crevices, and gaps on the exterior of your home with silicone caulk.

Big Blue Bug Solutions has been helping our neighbors keep their homes and families safe from pests since 1935. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Maine or to request a free inspection.