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Say Goodbye To Roaches: Practical Steps For A Pest-Free Space In Frederick

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The last place we need stress is inside our homes, but when cockroaches invade, our anxiety levels skyrocket. Walking into the bathroom in the middle of the night, turning on the light, and watching several cockroaches scurrying across the floor will ruin the rest of your night. 

If cockroaches are inside your home, you need cockroach control in Frederickfrom a local, family-owned and operated company with over seventy years of experience, Womack Pest Control. Our long-term success is due to our dedication to quality customer service and continual education. We know about the cockroaches that invade our area, so please keep reading to learn more. 

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

If you have cockroaches running through your Frederick home, they are likely one of the following:

  • American cockroaches
  • German cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches 

To aid you in identifying what you see running from beneath the coach, let's examine these three types of cockroaches.

The largest-bodied cockroach to invade homes in our area is the American cockroach. These insects have a 1 1/4 to 2 1/8-inch reddish brown, oval body with a figure-eight pattern on their head. Although they prefer the outdoors, American cockroaches will invade a home due to adverse weather conditions. When they enter a house, they migrate to warm, moist areas in the basement, laundry rooms, kitchen, or bathroom. 

German cockroaches are the most prolific and widespread species in the Frederick area. These insects have a 1/2 to 5/8-inch light brown to tan, oval-shaped body with two stripes on their back behind their heads. Unlike American cockroaches, German cockroaches do not prefer to live outdoors but hitchhike in boxes, used appliances, clothing, and furniture from house to house. Like American cockroaches, they like warm, moist areas in kitchens and bathrooms. 

Oriental cockroaches, also known as "waterbugs" or "black beetle cockroaches," are distinguishable from the American and German bugs by their jet black or dark reddish-brown glossy 1-inch bodies. These insects prefer to live in damp but somewhat cooler crawl spaces. 

Womack Pest Control provides cockroach control for all kinds of cockroaches. Our trained pest management specialists will identify the cockroach species in your Frederick home and create an effective solution. 

Health Risks Of Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches forage in sewers, drains, trash, and compost piles. As they travel through these unsanitary areas, bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms stick to the verticle spines jutting from their legs. Furthermore, they ingest these disease-causing organisms when they consume rotting plant and animal material in these locations. When cockroaches travel through Frederick homes and defecate, pathogen bodies transfer to cooking, eating, and storage areas. 

Salmonellosis, cholera, giardia, and E. coli infections are just a sampling of the many diseases cockroaches spread. Allergic reactions and asthma attacks caused by dried cockroach droppings are another health concern caused by a cockroach infestation. 

Womack Pest Control protects your family from health issues caused by cockroaches. 

Advantages Of Hiring Experts For Cockroach Removal

A professional cockroach remedy is the best way to remove these insidious pests from your Frederick home.After inspecting your home, a Womack Pest Control pest management specialist will create a targeted removal strategy based on the cockroach species infesting the house. 

Using their knowledge and experience, our pest management specialists know where and how to apply products for maximum effectiveness. Because Womack Pest Control is a local company with over seven decades of pest control experience, we have eliminated pests in every conceivable situation.

Five Simple Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Problems

Once Womack Pest Control ends the cockroach problem in your Frederick house, implement these five tips to prevent a future infestation: 

  1. Seal foundation and roofline cracks 
  2. Cover outdoor and indoor trash containers
  3. Vacuum the house regularly
  4. Repair leaking pipes and plumbing fixtures in the home
  5. Clean cooking and eating surfaces after meals 

We can provide additional tips when you contact us for cockroach pest control. Call us now and schedule your home pest management inspection today.