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How To Get Rid Of Roaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Rhode Island Homeowners

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Finding signs of roaches in your home can be unsettling. These pests can spread disease and carry bacteria that can make you quite sick. That’s why reaching out to Big Blue Bug Solutions for cockroach control is so important. 

Our team inspects your property and develops a plan to control the roaches. We know the problems that these pests can cause, and we promise to give our clients the highest level of service.

Visible Signs Of Roaches: How To Identify Cockroach Activity

Cockroaches tend to be most active at night, and they often live in dark, hard-to-reach areas, so it can be tough to see them moving around your home. It’s more likely that you will spot signs that these insects leave behind, including:

  • A new, musty odor 
  • Shed skins as they molt
  • Discarded wings or body parts
  • Egg capsules
  • Dead roaches floating in a pet water bowl
  • Dead roaches inside your dishwasher after running a cycle

The identification of cockroach droppings is another common way to know that they are inside your home. These droppings resemble flakes of black pepper or coffee grounds. The droppings from larger roaches may look oval or cylindrical in shape.

Health Risks: Cockroaches Spread Disease And Trigger Allergies

When Rhode Island homeowners call us about a problem with roaches, one of the questions they often ask is: Do cockroaches bite? They do not bite humans, but they can cause other health problems, including carrying bacteria and viruses that could lead to illnesses like:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Cholera
  • Leprosy
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis

Suffering from any of these illnesses can be quite uncomfortable for people. Roaches spread these diseases through their urine or droppings getting into your food or ending up in areas of food preparation. Controlling cockroaches in Rhode Island and keeping them out of your food is important to keep yourself and your family safe.

Can you be allergic to cockroaches? Some people have sensitivity to the droppings, shed body parts, and saliva of cockroaches, triggering allergic reactions and increasing asthma symptoms.

Professional Roach Extermination: Call The Experts Right Away

Because roaches can live in hidden locations and in areas that you cannot access easily, it is extremely difficult for you as a homeowner to take care of the problem effectively. If you see a few roaches moving in the daylight, chances are high that you have a cockroach infestation that you can’t see.

When you hire the pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions, you can trust that we will search out these insects in areas that you may not know about. We do a full inspection to figure out what is happening before developing a plan.

We seek out where the roaches are breeding, and we try to find entry points so we can treat these areas, too. 

Effective Ways To Keep Roaches Out: Essential Prevention Measures

Once our team controls your roach problem, you can then take a number of steps to keep them from coming back. Start by keeping your home clean, as stray food and spills can attract these insects. Fix leaking pipes, as roaches like damp conditions. Additionally, if you have old cardboard or paper that is damp from leaks, discard it. Trim grass, weeds, and bushes near the home, as roaches can hide in areas of overgrowth. Seal any gaps in your foundation and around doors and windows where roaches could gain entry.

Trust Big Blue Bug Solutions for expert local cockroach control in Rhode Island. In addition to these preventive tips, our team can give you additional advice that is specific to your home and property.

Reach out to our team of experts today to schedule service.