If you've found one cockroach in your apartment, you likely have more than one – you've probably got a nest. That means you need to call a professional Albany pest control company as soon as possible. Cockroaches breed like crazy and carry disease with them, so it's important to get in the elimination game as quickly as you can.
The Dirty Habits And Behaviors Of Common Cockroaches
There are three common types of cockroaches in Albany that you can find in your home: German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and oriental cockroaches. All three can live in sewers before coming up dry pipes, such as those in unused bathrooms, into your home, carrying raw sewage and all the diseases that come with it.
Cockroaches also walk through their own feces, spreading diseases even further. You may see dark brown streaks that are about ¼ inch long on your kitchen and bathroom counters; that's a sign you've got cockroaches in your home.
Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your Home
Cockroaches are known to carry 46 kinds of diseases and pathogens that can infect humans, including:
- Typhoid fever
- E. coli
German cockroaches can also cause severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, especially in children and the elderly. Their feces, saliva, and even body parts contain proteins that become airborne when there's a large infestation in your home. Many people have allergic reactions to those proteins.
That's why it's imperative that you call a roach pest control company as soon as you see your first cockroach. Roaches are experts at hiding so if you manage to spot one, it is likely their nest has become overcrowded and you may have hundreds living in your walls, your cabinets, and your kitchen.
Why DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money
Some people think they know how to get rid of cockroaches naturally. Homemade cockroach spray recipes are all over the internet. The problem is, none of them treat the root of the infestation. They only kill the bugs you can see.
The same is true of bug bombs. The theory is sound – you set off a bug bomb, the gas gets everywhere, and the infestation is over. However, the gas doesn't get into everywhere the cockroaches live. The vast majority of your cockroach infestation is inside your walls, where the gas is unlikely to permeate.
You can try using cockroach bait traps for a while. The cockroaches eat the poisoned bait, head back to their cozy little nest, and die. Other roaches who step through the dead cockroach's feces or sputum also die from the same poison. Put the baits on the floor or counter in your kitchen or other areas where you've seen roaches. Make sure they're flush against the wall since that's where cockroaches prefer to walk. You'll probably see a decrease in cockroach activity after a little while.
This approach, however, gets expensive fast. Once the bait in the traps is gone, the roach population will start growing again. You still haven't solved the ultimate problem: killing all the cockroaches at the same time.
Professional Cockroach Control Is The Way To Go For Your Home
A professional company such as Kanga Pest Control is your surest bet to get rid of the cockroaches living in your Albany home. Kanga Pest Control's pest professionals will inspect your home to get to the root of your cockroach problem. We look inside and outside your home to find all the places cockroaches may be coming inside.
Once we're done with our inspection, we'll lay out our treatment plan. This usually involves treatment both inside and outside of your home. Once we've treated your home, we offer a pest-free guarantee. If the cockroaches come back after we've treated your house, we'll come back and re-treat them for free. At Kanga Pest Control, your satisfaction is our guarantee. Call today for your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Albany.