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Eliminating Cockroaches For Good: A Comprehensive Approach For Collegeville Homes

If you know someone who lost weight, you know they had to change their eating habits. Many will tell you that they had to eliminate added sugars and sugary drinks from their diet to lose weight. Because sugar makes things taste good, eliminating it requires that a person gets to the point where they believe it is necessary for a healthier body. 

You may debate with yourself and others when determining how much to restrict your sugar consumption for weight loss, but one thing you do not have to discuss is whether or not to eliminate cockroaches in your house. However, removing these six-legged insects is not easy. When cockroaches invade a home, many homeowners purchase a store-bought product hoping it will solve the problem, only to discover that eradicating these nocturnal creatures is not easy.

You probably found this article because you have a cockroach infestation and want to eliminate them for good. You may have tried to do it yourself, but you can't seem to win the battle. Please keep reading because we will give you the information and steps to stop these insidious creatures from putting your family at risk for diseases. While we provide the information you need, the first step is to secure pest control in Collegeville from Terra Pest Management Specialists.

Our woman-owned and operated company began helping homeowners with landscaping needs two decades ago. Because of our commitment to providing an outstanding product at a reasonable price and exceptional customer service, we soon expanded to include pest control. We are a fully licensed and insured company with highly-trained, experienced, and licensed pest specialists. 

The Benefits of Professional Cockroach Control: Why Expertise Matters

Many people try a store-bought product attempting to eliminate an infestation but soon realize they need a professional cockroach remedy. Terra Pest Management Specialists have 20 years of pest control experience and the right tools at our disposal. We don't have a call center, so when you contact us, the person you talk to is the one who will inspect your house. When a trained pest specialist arrives, we will investigate your home for entry points, attractants, hot spots, and indications of the cockroach species infesting your house.

Using the information we gather, we create a strategic plan using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions. This ecosystem-based strategy provides long-term cockroach prevention by addressing attractants, entry points, and other considerations. We use treatments that minimize risks to humans and non-targeted pests and that target the cockroach species infesting your house. Our treatments are applied as needed within established guidelines; they are EPA-registered and lab tested for safety. 

We eliminate the cockroaches moving through your Collegeville home while you sleep at night, and our treatments also destroy the ootheca to prevent future generations from hatching. If you find a cockroach in your house, the best way to end the infestation is to partner with Terra Pest Management Specialists.

Step One: How To Identify A Cockroach Infestation

How do you know if cockroaches are in your house? Perhaps you had the terrifying experience of watching a cockroach dart from behind a cabinet when you moved it, or you sat down on the sofa, and a roach scurried out from between your feet and ran across the living room floor. But how do you know if these experiences are evidence of cockroaches inside your walls, in the crawl space, or behind the kitchen cabinets? 

Although cockroaches are active at night while you sleep, you can tell if they are in your Collegeville house by investigating for these signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Droppings
  • Egg capsules
  • Discarded shells
  • Odor
  • Cockroaches

Let's briefly examine each sign so you can identify an infestation. 

Cockroaches defecate as they travel through a home. American and oriental cockroaches produce rod-shaped, ridged droppings with blunt ends, while German cockroaches leave behind fecal matter resembling coffee grounds. Look for these materials in kitchen cabinets, drawers, under furniture, countertops, and behind appliances. 

Cockroaches do not lay individual eggs but produce capsule-like structures (ootheca) that contain many eggs. They use their saliva to stick these oblong, brown containers near food sources in laundry rooms, basements, and underneath kitchen cabinets. One ootheca of prolific German cockroaches has up to 40 eggs, so when you consider that many female cockroaches deposit these throughout your house, you can see how an infestation can quickly develop.

Cockroaches are insects; one characteristic of insects is their skeleton is on the outside of the body. For these creatures to progress through each growth stage, they must shed (molt) their exterior shell to allow their body to expand. Finding discarded shells is another sign of cockroaches in your home.

Have you wondered how insects communicate since they don't have tongues and can't talk? Since they cannot speak, cockroaches produce pheromones to create trails that guide other roaches to food sources and nests; they also use these for mating purposes. The pheromones leave a musty odor that can be detected by those with sensitive noses when many cockroaches are present in a confined area. 

The sighting of one or more cockroaches can indicate an infestation. Three types of cockroaches invade Collegeville homes: American, oriental, and German. American cockroaches typically stay in the yard but occasionally invade a home. They have a 1 1/4 to 2 1/8-inch reddish brown body with a figure-eight pattern on the back of their head. Oriental cockroaches have slightly smaller bodies of about 1 inch, but the easy way to identify them is by their jet-black, shiny color. Also called waterbugs or black beetles, oriental cockroaches prefer cool, damp crawl spaces. German cockroaches have a 1/2 to 5/8-inch light brown to tan body with two darker parallel stripes down the back. These cockroaches enjoy warm, humid areas where temperatures are over 70?.

Terra Pest Management Specialists provides cockroach pest control in Collegeville, so you don't have to battle a cockroach infestation in your home. Our pest specialists know the signs for each species and can determine if cockroaches have set up colonies in your house.

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