Pests We Treat : Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a common household pest that quickly breeds, leading to an infestation if not treated properly. These pests are a danger to your home and family—bringing in diseases, causing asthma/allergies, leaving behind waste, contaminating food, and even harming you.

The only way to truly get rid of cockroaches is to eliminate them at the source. That is where My Pest Pros can help. Our treatment solutions get to the source of the problem and work on removing the pests permanently.

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How to Identify Cockroaches

A few different types of cockroaches are common in the Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland areas. Each of these types is distinct and poses health issues.

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A cockroach laying on its back

American

A reddish-brown American cockroach is the largest cockroach in the area. They are typically found in areas with high food and moisture. They typically live outdoors and enter homes through gaps as well as plumbing. The American cockroach measures about 2 inches long and has a yellow infinity sign on the back of their heads.

Brown-Banded

Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands across their dark brownish bodies. Male brown-banded cockroaches can also fly and they are often found in upper cabinets or rooms other than kitchens or bathrooms.

German

The German cockroach is one of the worst cockroaches in the area. They multiply quickly and make homes in areas with high moisture and food easily accessible. These cockroaches are tan/light brown and have two parallel stripes on the back of their heads. German roaches enter homes or businesses in packages and thrive on sanitation, water leaks and sewage issues.

Oriental

Oriental cockroaches are large, very dark, shiny cockroaches that live in sewers or wet, decaying organic matter. They prefer cooler temperatures and often travel through sewer pipes. Since oriental cockroaches are usually found in sewers, they find their way into buildings through drains. They can be found in basements, crawl spaces, leaf piles, and firewood piles.

Tips for Preventing Cockroaches

  • Keep your food in air-tight containers
  • Clean regularly
  • Discard trash properly
  • Eliminate entry points
  • Keep clutter to a minimum

How My Pest Pros Helps

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests that we deal with at My Pest Pros. They spread disease and cause many health problems. Because of this, we have perfected our cockroach treatment and prevention. We want to ensure that your home remains a healthy place to live.

When it comes to treatment options, our emphasis is on finding and treating their preferred hiding spots instead of randomly spraying baseboards, countertops, and other exposed surfaces. Because of the cockroach breeding cycle, it can take multiple treatments to get rid of a cockroach infestation completely.

To stay cockroach-free all year round, we offer l pest protection plans designed to target common harborage areas and that offer you the peace of mind that comes with our warranties. Cockroaches are pests that can find their way back into your home or business and quickly breed. With the help of My Pest Pros, your home or business can stay pest free.

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The technician handling our property, Mr. Hargrove, is obviously quite capable. He has, from the first visit, explained what he was doing and fully answered all our questions. The results of his efforts are evident in the fact that the latest visit provided evidence that the infestation was not spreading and also none of the "bait" had been consumed since his last visit. Thank you for providing us with the services of this fine gentleman. We would have no problems recommending him and your firm to friends and neighbors.

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Chris came out to my house in a timely manner. He showed me where mice had been eating the bait in one of the traps. I appreciate learning more about rodent control. Chris was informative and polite. Thanks.

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