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Protecting Your Portland Home Or Business From Cockroaches

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Measuring about the length of your pinky fingernail, with tan, oval-shaped bodies that have two dark stripes on their backs, German cockroaches look relatively harmless at first glance. If you came into contact with one as you went about your day, you might shrink away at the sight of the bug, but if you didn’t know any better, you probably wouldn’t be worried about it harming you.

Unfortunately, German cockroaches are not what they seem. These small pests are far from innocuous. In fact, of all the pests that might get into your home or business, German cockroaches are one of the most dangerous. It’s not because they will bite or sting you. Although they can bite, it’s extremely rare for them to do so, and they don’t have the ability to sting. It’s also not because they’ll damage your house. Although they can cause property damage because they’ll eat almost anything, it would take a very large infestation to do serious harm. The reason that cockroaches are dangerous is because of the contaminates they spread on the surfaces they touch as they walk around. 

Cockroaches spend their time in many unsanitary places. Just a few of the areas where cockroaches enjoy spending their time include garbage bins, animal feces and carcasses, and sink drains. While in these spots, they pick up a lot of pathogens that they then transfer to other areas as they travel around. If cockroaches get into your home or business, they can spread some serious illnesses to the people inside. From E. coli infections to typhoid fever, cockroaches have been found to spread over 30 types of bacteria alone, not including other pathogens and parasites they’re known to spread.

Thankfully, German cockroaches are not a major issue in the Portland area, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist here. If you find yourself dealing with a cockroach infestation, you need local cockroach control that can thoroughly eliminate the problem to protect the people in your building. Kanga Pest provides cockroach control in Portland to take care of your cockroach problems.


Our Cockroach Control Services

In the Pacific Northwest, cockroaches are not a major issue. Although there are different types of cockroaches in Portland, the ones that are most likely to show up in structures and cause problems are German cockroaches. These are most often found in multi-family housing developments. Because they can move from unit to unit through the walls, once cockroaches move inside, they’ll soon spread throughout a building. For the safety and health of everyone in that structure, it’s vital that a German cockroach infestation be eliminated as quickly as possible. Kanga Pest provides the services you need to do that. 

At the first signs of cockroaches in your home or other structure, contact Kanga Pest. We’ll visit your property and conduct a service inspection to look for cockroaches in the areas where they most often spend time. Kitchen areas will be focused on, including behind and under appliances, such as refrigerators and ovens.

If you have an active cockroach infestation, we’ll perform all of the standard industry practices to get rid of the problem. This includes vacuuming, crack and crevice baiting, monitoring, crack and crevice non-repellent applications, and, of course, using the correct insect growth regulators to break up roach life cycles and encourage feeding on baits. 

Regardless of whether your property has an active cockroach problem or you are looking for preventative services, you have the same question about how to keep cockroaches away in the future. Maintaining a sanitary space is an important part of cockroach prevention, and so is taking part in our ongoing cockroach control services. We offer bi-weekly or monthly services to keep cockroaches out of your home or business. If you are a property manager for a multi-family housing development, we highly recommend taking advantage of our preventative services.


Your Best Choice For Cockroach Control

Cockroach pest control in Portland isn’t needed by everyone, but if you find yourself in a position where cockroaches have gotten onto your property, you want to know who to call. Kanga Pest is your best choice for cockroach control in the Portland area. We have been learning about pests since we were kids growing up in Australia. We took our passion for pest control with us when we moved to Portland and have continued to learn and grow in order to provide the best, most effective service to our customers. As soon as you see any signs of a cockroach problem in your home or business, or if you want our ongoing services to keep your multi-family housing units cockroach-free, contact Kanga Pest. We offer knowledgeable, experienced service that provides the effective residential and commercial pest control plans you need. Call us today to get started.

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