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What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Colorado Springs Home

What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Colorado Springs Home

Have you ever had a goal that seemed impossible? Everyone around you was skeptical of your ability, yet you were determined to do whatever it took to reach the goal. You probably had to give up a social life for a season and immerse yourself in the project to achieve your goal. Finally, the day came when the long hours of practice, writing, research, and struggle paid off, and you accomplished your mission. There are some things in life that, if you want to see success, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. 

When it comes to pests, removing cockroaches from your house is one of those goals that require you to do whatever it takes. Cockroaches multiply quickly and are masters of hiding while their population explodes. By the time you see a cockroach scurry across the floor when you stumble into the kitchen searching for a late-night snack, there are likely many more living in the walls, underneath appliances, in the crawl space, or in other areas throughout the house. 

When you see a cockroach run for cover underneath the bathroom towels or down the shower drain, you need pest control in Colorado Springs from High Country Pest Control. For over three decades, our locally-owned company has removed cockroaches from Colorado Springs homes and provided homeowners with a sense of relief. Whenever a person wants to reach a goal, they often need help from outside sources, and attaining a cockroach-free home is no different. As a homeowner, you need a professional team with knowledge, experience, and the best tools alongside you to eradicate these filthy pests from your house. Please continue reading to learn more about these insidious pests and how you can protect your family.

Clear Signs You Have A Cockroach Problem

Although there are many cockroach species worldwide, German cockroaches are the ones that invade many Colorado Springs houses. German cockroaches have 1/2 to 5/8 inch light tan bodies with two parallel strips on their backs. Like all insects, they have six jointed legs, two antennae, compound eyes, and a head, thorax, and abdomen. Although these cockroaches have wings, they prefer to run and rarely fly. 

One feature distinguishing cockroaches from other insects is the spines that protrude horizontally from their cockroach legs. As we will discuss later, these spines are one of the reasons why cockroaches are dangerous inside a house. Another unique feature is that their slender antennae are longer than their body. Due to their poor eyesight, they use their antennae to help them feel their way around the house and in areas where they forage for food. 

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures who forage for food while you sleep; therefore, they may be active in your house, but you are not immediately aware of their presence until the population reaches infestation proportions. Although they do their work at night, you can determine if they are inside your house by looking for these signs: 

  • Droppings
  • Stains
  • Odor
  • Eggs
  • Exoskeletons
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All The Ways Roaches In Your Home Can Make You Sick

Instinctively, we know that cockroaches do not belong in our houses, but what problems do these fast, elusive pests cause homeowners? Cockroaches harm pets and families in the following ways:

  • Spread disease
  • Trigger allergic reactions
  • Cause asthma attack

Cockroaches forage for food in sewers, drains, rotting garbage, animal feces, and other disgusting areas where bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms reside. As they travel on these surfaces and consume rotting organic material and dead insects, the spines on their legs attract the disease-causing organisms. When the cockroaches travel through a house, the pathogens fall off and contaminate cooking and eating surfaces and food. 

Another way cockroaches make people ill is from the feces they leave in drawers, cabinets, and other surfaces in the home. Also, cockroaches attempt to get to food in packaging by chewing on paper or plastic that seals the items. When they chew on these surfaces, they contaminate the exterior with their infected saliva.

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It's Extremely Difficult To Try To Get Rid Of Cockroaches On Your Own

Upon spotting a cockroach in your house, it is tempting to rush to the nearest hardware store and purchase a product that promises to take care of the cockroaches. Although it is satisfying to watch the product kill a roach upon contact, it is highly unlikely that it will stop the infestation because cockroaches reproduce at an insanely high rate. 

Of all the cockroach species, German cockroaches are the fastest replicators. Female cockroaches produce ootheca, and each egg capsule contains multiple eggs. A German cockroach ootheca has up to 48 eggs per capsule, which is far more than the ootheca of other species. Although female German cockroaches live only 20 to 30 weeks, a single female will deliver four to eight capsules. Considering that cockroaches produce two generations annually, it is not unreasonable to see the population increase by 10,000 in one year without cockroach control.

Our service professionals apply safe and effective products in areas where cockroaches lay eggs. Our treatments destroy cockroach capsules and prevent the next generation from developing. High Country Pest Control is your professional cockroach remedy.

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