What It Takes To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Yakima County Home

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Cockroaches are some of the worst pests you can get in your Yakima County home. They spread disease and contaminate everything they touch. A severe enough cockroach infestation can even cause property damage and reduce your home’s value. That’s why cockroaches need to be among the top pests on your Yakima County pest control priority list. 

How To Identify The Cockroaches In Your Home

We have several different cockroach varieties in our area, including German cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, American cockroaches, and more. Identifying them can be easy if you know what to look for. German cockroaches are the smallest of the pack, and they’re also the lightest in color, ranging from tan to light brown. They have two parallel stripes running from the back of their heads to the base of their wings. 

You’ll know the massive American cockroach by its size alone, as it can clock in at up to three inches in length. Oriental cockroaches, meanwhile, are in between German and American roaches in size, and their sectional bodies and short wings can make them look more like beetles than roaches. 

Why Roaches In Your Home Are A Serious Risk To Your Health

Cockroaches in your home are a massive threat to your health. Their feces and saliva, and even their skin itself, can spread dozens of different pathogens and health concerns. Diseases you can get from cockroaches include:

  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Leprosy
  • Listeriosis
  • Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid Fever

Some of these illnesses can cause significant symptoms that may lead to severe illness, hospitalization, and even death. This is the main reason you’ll want to eliminate the cockroaches in your home as soon as you realize you have them. Even a few cockroaches can spread a plethora of germs around your house.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your House Fast!

If you want to get rid of cockroaches, don’t rely on ineffective and potentially unsafe store-bought cockroach control products. These products are almost always a waste of time because cockroaches can develop chemical resistance so fast that conventional pesticides are unlikely to work on them. 

That’s why the best thing you can do if you see signs of cockroaches in your home is to contact us here at Prosite. We’ve got all the latest and greatest cockroach control methods that can eliminate a cockroach infestation in a way no pitiful over-the-counter product can even dream of matching. If you want safe, effective, and total cockroach elimination, give us a call or visit our contact page to get started today.  

Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Infestations

The good news is that, while you can’t do a whole lot about an existing cockroach infestation on your own, there is plenty you can do to prevent cockroaches. All you have to do is make your home less attractive to them, and you can encourage them to move on to greener pastures. To make your home more hostile to roaches: 

  1. Fix moisture problems like condensation, clogged drainage, or leaky pipes to eliminate moisture access for roaches.
  2. Cover all garbage cans on your property at all times to cut off this food source.
  3. Store pantry foods in airtight containers to mask smells.
  4. Declutter around your home to reduce cockroach hiding spots.
  5. Seal all potential entryways into your home, including foundation cracks, gaps around doors or windows, and any holes in the exterior.

Of course, even these measures may not entirely keep stubborn and innovative roaches away. If you wind up with an infestation despite your best efforts, just call us here at Prosite!