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Eliminating Cockroaches For Good A Comprehensive Approach For Colorado Springs Homes

Eliminating Cockroaches For Good: A Comprehensive Approach For Colorado Springs Homes

When you see a cockroach in your home, you may have questions. In fact, you may have lots of questions. We understand. Cockroaches are somewhat mysterious because they hide in your walls, floors, and ceilings and can appear out of nowhere. Even more perplexing is their ability to avoid treatments. 

Join us today as we look at effective strategies to eliminate cockroaches in your home and keep them away for good. The tips from the High Country Pest Control experts are specifically for cockroaches in Colorado Springs, but they're helpful no matter where you live. If you've come here looking for professional pest control in Colorado Springs, help is available. Connect with us by phone or email. Your High Country Pest Controlservice team is here to help.

Visible Signs Of Roaches: How To Identify An Infestation

The first step in eliminating cockroaches is detecting them. So, how do you go about finding a cockroach nest in your home? Sadly, you can't. Cockroaches don't make nests. And, even if they did, they would likely make them in places that are impossible to check. But you can find evidence of roach activity. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Cockroaches leave droppings that look like specks of black pepper. You'll find these stuck to floors, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. You may also find black fecal spotting on clothing, furniture, and other items.
  • Cockroaches shed their skins as they grow. You may find intact skins resembling roaches, but nothing is inside the skin. You may also see fragments of skin already torn apart because cockroaches eat their shed skins.
  • Cockroaches create egg pouches called ootheca. You may find these in your home, though some species carry their egg pouches with them. If you see a cockroach with something sticking out from behind, it is a female roach with her ootheca. The ootheca of a cockroach is typically a rusty brown color.
  • Cockroaches produce a smell. The smell is caused by pheromones. A common description of the smell produced by cockroaches is oil and musky. Keep in mind that you will only smell cockroaches if you have a few dozen in your home.

When you smell cockroach pheromones during your inspection, it is cause for concern. It means you have a lot of cockroaches. Let's quickly look at why having a lot of cockroaches in your Colorado Springs home is not a good thing.

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Expert Cockroach Elimination: Call In The Pros Right Away

When you need roach pest control, it pays to hire a professional. One of the worst aspects of a cockroach infestation is that roaches are incredibly sneaky. You can have thousands inside your walls and not know it. If you do, it can have big implications for your health. 

Contact High Country Pest Control for a cockroach treatment. We used science-based methods to identify the specific species, eliminate the roaches in your home, and keep these insects from accessing your house in the future. We treat difficult spaces like cracks, crevices, plumbing lines, and unfinished areas. We systematically apply products and methods until no cockroach activity is detected.

Are you in Colorado Springs? If so, contact High Country Pest Control today for advice and service options. We'll listen closely to your concerns and help you find the right solution for your needs. We are committed to providing 100 percent customer satisfaction.

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Cockroach Prevention: Proactive Tips To Prevent Reinfestations

If you're looking to eliminate cockroaches for good, you'll need to know a bit about why cockroaches get into your home and stay. When you understand what works naturally to keep cockroaches away, you can significantly deter them and guard your health at the same time. You don't need any specialized knowledge of cockroach control to apply these strategies, either. Okay. So, what keeps cockroaches away naturally?

Trash Management:

At the heart of cockroach control is the removal of food sources and smells that attract cockroaches from a distance. The scent of your exterior trash receptacles can lure cockroaches to your home, and interior trash scents can bring them indoors. Here are some tips to help you keep roaches away:

  • Roll your receptacle to the curb each week. If you miss a week, trash can sit and create a strong odor that cockroaches can detect.
  • Consider bagging your trash in scented bags to mask the smell of the decaying organic matter.
  • Wash down your receptacles and apply a product to disinfect the interiors.
  • Keep your interior kitchen trash bin as clean as possible.
  • Keep your kitchen trash covered.

Consider getting a smaller kitchen trash bin to force you to take the trash out more often, preventing organic matter, like fish or hamburger leftovers, from decaying in your garbage and creating a cockroach-attracting scent.

General Sanitation:

Along with trash management, it is critical to apply general sanitation. The role of sanitation is huge. Here are some tips and why these tips work to keep roaches away:

  • Clean food debris and wipe down surfaces, shelves, and honey jars. Cockroaches don't require much food, and they prefer decaying food.
  • Clean your bathroom thoroughly. It is unpleasant to consider, but cockroaches eat hair, dead skin, grime, and feces.
  • Store piles of cardboard in a covered bin. Cockroaches eat paper products. These insects also love tight spaces. A stack of cardboard is attractive.
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