Cockroach Control Done The Right Way For Yakima County Homeowners

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Cockroaches are one of the dirtiest pests you could have in your home. These opportunistic scavengers can crawl through clogged drains and feces before entering your home, spreading pathogens and contaminating your food. If you have spotted a cockroach in your home, it is time to learn to recognize the easy-to-spot signs of an infestation, discover how and why cockroaches trigger allergies and spread disease, and discover why do-it-yourself cockroach control is a waste of money. If you are struggling with an infestation, Prosite provides pest control in Yakima County to effectively exterminate these unhygienic invaders.

Easy-To-Spot Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation

While roaches are nocturnal and rarely come out while your household is active, you can still spot an infestation thanks to the following signs:

  • Smear marks: As cockroaches crawl all over the surfaces of your home, they will leave behind smear marks. They are usually a shade of brown and are hard to clean.
  • Droppings: If you find piles of what resembles coffee grounds, you might have come across cockroach droppings.
  • Cockroach exoskeletons: Cockroaches molt throughout their adult life, leaving behind shells that look like empty and light brown cockroaches.
  • A musty, oily smell: Roaches are known for their unpleasant and offensive odor, which they use to communicate with other cockroaches.¬†

There is no time to lose if you see signs of a cockroach infestation. Treating it is crucial as these invaders can trigger allergies and spread dangerous diseases.

Cockroaches Trigger Allergies And Spread Disease

Cockroaches secrete substances that spread throughout your home as they crawl through it, potentially triggering allergies. Signs of a cockroach allergy include an itchy nose or throat, sneezing, and a skin rash. These unhygienic pests can also carry pathogens. Some diseases roaches can transmit include cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, giardia, leprosy, listeria, and Salmonella. This list is quite long for just a single invader and is another reason cockroach control should be at the top of your list if you are dealing with an infestation.

Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Money

For some pests like fruit flies, do-it-yourself pest control can be a cost-effective option. But for cockroaches, homemade treatments are a waste of time and will not eliminate an infestation. One reason for it is that cockroaches reproduce very quickly, and it is likely that you will need professional help to reach every part of the group. They also have had millions of years to evolve and have become resistant to many cockroach pesticides on the market. Also, you need to use control solutions in specific amounts and ways for them to be fully effective. Misusing them can expose you to dangerous chemicals. And finally, dead cockroaches can attract new ones quickly. When it comes to getting rid of these vectors of diseases, you need professional pest experts who can exterminate an existing cockroach infestation and prevent a new one from occurring.

Call The Pest Experts For Total Cockroach Elimination 

The best way to kill cockroaches is to rely on the help of pest control professionals. For the best cockroach control in Yakima County, contact us today. At Prosite, we train our licensed service team members extensively so that you can expect nothing but the best. A pest infestation can be stressful, but treatment and prevention don't have to be. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. After thoroughly inspecting your home, we will show you how your infestation can be exterminated swiftly and for good. 

Cockroaches are dangerous invaders that can trigger allergies, spread diseases, and render your food supply unsafe. If you find a cockroach in your house, it is best to rely on the pros to exterminate them before they have a chance to take over.