Winter is finally here, Indianapolis, and with winter comes relief from allergy-causing pollen, scorching heat, and pesky bugs—well, almost. Though common pests like mosquitoes and houseflies may have seemed to disappear, others have not. One pest that can be determined to weather the winter with you, is the cockroach. Cockroaches aren’t just your average, bothersome pests—they have the capability to transmit diseases, as well as damage your property. With over 65 years of extermination experience, AAA Exterminating has seen firsthand the damages that cockroaches can cause and have provided tips to help spot these insects, before they become a major problem. By utilizing advanced expertise and effective, safe products, AAA Exterminating offers cockroach pest control in Indianapolis. �
Are Cockroaches Really a Serious Threat?
Put simply, yes.
For starters, cockroaches carry infectious diseases, and they can exasperate allergy and asthma symptoms. When humans come into direct contact with a cockroach, their vomit, or their excrement, a wide range of diseases can be spread.
Cockroaches are known carriers of:
- Typhoid Fever
- Countless other diseases
Those who suffer from allergies or asthma must take special care to avoid contact with cockroaches. Roaches contain a protein in their bodies called tropomyosin, which can cause symptoms like wheezing, coughing, skin rashes, irritated eyes, and other harmful effects in humans.
Not only do cockroaches pose a serious health concern, but they can also damage your property.
Cockroaches are known to leave behind dark stains on carpets, wallpapers, and other furniture—from their feces. Roaches are also indiscriminate when it comes to eating. They feed on common household items like books, wallpaper, and furniture—causing damages like stains, odors, and dissected items.
Where do Cockroaches Live in My Home?
Cockroaches love to hide in places that are dark, contain moisture, and have leftover food particles. Areas like the kitchen can be a roach hotspot, where cabinets and cupboards, as well as the back of stoves and refrigerators, can offer the perfect roach hideout. Other areas like pipes, which contain water, or furniture like couches (you know, where you snack and sit), can provide cockroaches with food and moisture, making them the ultimate locations. Cockroaches can live remotely anywhere in your home—but don’t feel paranoid yet. Listed below are the signs that you may have a roach infestation.
How Can I Tell If Cockroaches Are Living in My Home?
Cockroach infestations are easy to spot. Below are possible signs that your home contains roaches.
- Cockroach Feces: Cockroach feces are small and dark, similar to coffee grounds. They usually have a foul order and will be found in household areas like the kitchen or bathroom. �
- Cockroach Eggs: Cockroach eggs usually appear brown and are about the size of a small bean. They are normally found in humid areas, like the kitchen, and have the capability of hatching numerous roaches.
- Cockroach Sighting: If you actually see a cockroach in your home, chances are it is not an isolated incident. Roaches are pack insects, so where there is one, there are many.
- Stained Furniture: If you notice dark stains on your carpet, wallpaper, or furniture, they can be due to cockroach feces, indicating an infestation.
- Pungent Odors: Cockroaches carry an unmistakable musty, pungent odor. This arises from the smell of acid that a roach produces when it decomposes.
How to Rid Your Home of Cockroaches:
Though it can be tempting to buy chemicals and dispose of roaches yourself, in order to ensure that cockroaches are properly and safely exterminated, an expert should be called. AAA Exterminating realizes that roaches are tricky insects to get rid of, which is why extreme care is taken when inspecting and treating your home. By using safe, tested products, cockroach pest control in Indianapolis is always done safely. Contact AAA Exterminating for help with problematic pests!