Date Posted: February 5, 2024
So many homeowners try to deal with pests on their own, thinking DIY methods will be faster, cheaper, and just as successful as turning to pest professionals. But cockroaches — and many other pests for that matter — demonstrate why at-home methods don’t yield the best results.
Cockroaches are capable of surviving treatment methods even if you know how to root out all their nesting grounds. Failing to fully address the problem will allow a cockroach problem to grow right back, so you’ll really have just wasted time and money. For effective cockroach control in Maine, you need to call on Big Blue Bug Solutions. Our local pest control options work against cockroaches and many other species, so contact us at the first sign of an infestation
How To Identify A Cockroach Infestation
To turn to experts for pest treatments, you need to know how to spot the earliest signs of an infestation. With cockroaches, this can be easier said than done. Roaches are good at hiding, and they tend to stick to the dark, dank areas of a home, which is why you should call on professionals to inspect your property thoroughly for overlooked signs of pest activity.
While many types of cockroaches invade New England homes, here are the telltale signs that usually accompany a cockroach infestation:
- Droppings: Cockroaches leave their ground pepper-like feces around their food sources, which include crumbs that accumulate underneath appliances.
- Stains: Roach droppings can leave stains on surfaces, too, but so can a cockroach’s oily body. If you spot reddish-brown smears on household items, it’s likely from a cockroach.
- Shed skins: Cockroaches have exoskeletons that they shed when they outgrow their skins. They will discard them whole or you may find flakes of their shed skins around your property.
It’s better to have an expert check for these and other signs of roach activity in your Maine home, so turn to Big Blue Bug Solutions to schedule your inspection today.
The Health Risks Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home
The thing that makes cockroaches such nasty pests isn’t just that they are hard to eliminate, it’s that they can also impact your property and your health.
Here are some of the health risks associated with cockroach populations:
- Disease: Cockroaches can carry and transmit dangerous diseases, like salmonellosis and dysentery, which spread to humans.
- Allergies: Cockroaches can lead to dusty conditions, and they leave allergy-causing particles in their droppings and skin sheds.
- Odors: Even if they aren’t spreading disease or leading to allergies, roaches can make it hard to breathe just by the smells that accumulate from large populations.
Avoid these effects of a cockroach infestation by turning to Big Blue Bug Solutions for prevention and control today.
Why DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money
Due to the risks associated with them, cockroaches aren’t pests we suggest you try to handle on your own. Not only can direct contact with them and their germs lead to illness, but common household cleaning methods and pesticide products likely won’t work anyway.
Cockroaches have developed immunity against many common treatments, and they can hide their eggs in hard-to-reach areas of a property. Even if you manage to find a solution that kills off some of the bugs, the population will just grow right back if the eggs and nymphs are left untouched.
Benefits Of Professional Cockroach Control
If you need to get rid of cockroaches, your first call should be to Big Blue Bug Solutions. Not only are our treatments effective at eliminating and driving off remaining cockroaches, but we back our services with guarantees. That means we’ll keep treating your home if the problem persists, so you know you’re getting what you paid for.
For local cockroach control in Maine, turn to Big Blue Bug Solutions.