When you live in San Diego, California, you will be delighted by its arts scene and cultural venues; both are booming. Balboa Park features famous theatres, stunning gardens, unique galleries, and 15 different museums. After spending the day checking out the sights, ending your day in one of over 6,400 eating venues is sure to put the "cherry on the top" of your night. The last thing you want to see when you return home is cockroaches scurrying around. Without proper pest control in San Diego, it won't be just the arts and cultural scene booming in San Diego.
Are These Cockroaches In My San Diego Home?
Bugs in a home are never fun; when you think they might be cockroaches, that always brings an extra shudder! If you're wondering if you've sighted a cockroach, some specific characteristics can confirm your suspicions.
Five characteristics that help people identify signs of cockroaches in their home include the following:
- They are typically medium-sized (a little less than ½ inch) to large (up to almost 2 inches) insects.
- They have flat, broad bodies, long antennae, and six legs; a section behind their head resembles a shield (called a pronotum).
- They are typically tan, light brown, dark brown/black, and reddish-brown.
- Many adults have two pairs of membranous wings, but many don't/rarely fly.
- They are typically nocturnal (preferring dark, slightly damp and warm, narrow places) and are fast when they scatter.
Identifying the different types of cockroaches in San Diego can sometimes be challenging; people often confuse them with beetles, bed bugs, termites, and crickets. Green Flash Pest Control can quickly identify cockroach infestations and provide efficient removal services.
Why Is It So Bad To Have Cockroaches Inside?
Cockroaches cover all the bases on the "gross" meter when residing in homes. The filth they crawl through attaches to their spiny legs and body, contaminating everything they touch. Not only do they ruin things in your home, but they can also cause serious health issues to those living inside. Cockroaches have a musty odor that often permeates homes. They ruin things like food, fabrics, wallpaper, and even bookbindings. Cockroaches carry allergens in their body parts, saliva, and feces that can trigger people with asthma and exacerbate allergic reactions, especially in young children. Most concerning are the microbes in cockroaches' bodies that carry pathogens dangerous to people. They are known to transmit 33 different types of bacteria (E. coli and Salmonella), six different kinds of parasitic worms, and various human pathogens. Bacterias can cause some unpleasant symptoms and, in rare cases, lead to some life-threatening infections. Cockroach infestations can seriously affect those inside your home. When homeowners engage the services of Green Flash Pest Control, they can receive cockroach pest control in San Diego that protects their home and health at the same time.
Can I Get Rid Of Roaches In My House On My Own?
Because cockroaches roam primarily at night, homeowners rarely see them until infestations are large and well out of hand. Due to their size, cockroaches can easily access homes through tiny crevices, gaps, and holes; they crawl through sewers and drains and even wiggle their way under doors. Homeowners often try to combat cockroaches with over-the-counter solutions they believe will save them money. Over-the-counter measures typically only offer a temporary fix that costs homeowners more than having a professional help them.
Cockroaches are prolific breeders, experts at hiding, and challenging to eliminate. Baits and traps are ineffective when placed in the wrong areas and when cockroach identification is incorrect. Foggers and bombs usually don't reach cracks and crevices where roaches hide out; some say they cause cockroaches to retreat to other areas of your home. Spot treatments with sprays typically only treat the cockroaches you see while hundreds/thousands remain unaffected. Pesticides, foggers, bombs, and acids can be hazardous to the health of people and pets. Cockroaches are resilient; their survival tactics are legendary, but with licensed professional pest control services from Green Flash Pest Control, we can provide a safe, cost-effective solution to cockroach infestations.
Professional Cockroach Control For The San Diego Area
The best way to get rid of cockroaches at home is to engage the services of Green Flash Pest Control. We are a locally owned and operated family-based company with over 25 years of combined industry experience. To provide eco-friendly services, our company uses a multi-pronged approach to pest control that emphasizes natural control methods that protect your family and pets. If you want a pest company that doesn't cut corners and offers guaranteed solutions to your pest problem, call Green Flash Pest Control today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in San Diego.