Cockroaches

Why Are Cockroaches A Problem?

Cockroaches are one of the most reviled pests, and for a good reason. Not only are they ugly and creepy, but they can also be dangerous to your health. Cockroaches are known to spread disease, and their constant presence in your home can lead to stress and anxiety.
Cockroaches are known to transmit Salmonella, a bacterium that is harmful to humans. They can also spread E. coli and other harmful bacteria. In addition, cockroaches produce pheromones, which can trigger asthma attacks in people allergic to them.

If you see even one cockroach in your home, you must take action immediately to eliminate them. The longer they stay, the more chances they have to reproduce and infest your home. Luckily, we are here to help!
Horn Pest Management strives to ensure your home is cockroach free. Our team utilizes up-to-date treatments to ensure that we eliminate the problem at the source.

What Attracts Cockroaches?

Knowing what attracts cockroaches to your home is the first step in preventing an infestation. Unfortunately, these pests are attracted to various things, preventing them difficult.
Some of the things that cockroaches are attracted to include:
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Food – Cockroaches are attracted to food sources, which is why they are often found in kitchens and pantries. If you have food that is left out or crumbs on the floor, you are more likely to attract cockroaches.

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Water – Cockroaches need water to survive, so they are often drawn to homes with leaks or other water sources.
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Warmth – Cockroaches like warm environments, which is why they are often found near heat sources like furnaces and water heaters.

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Darkness – Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, so they prefer to stay in dark places during the day.

What Can You Do To Prevent Cockroaches?

Now that you know what attracts cockroaches, you can take steps to prevent them from coming into your home.

Some of the things you can do to prevent cockroaches include:

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Keeping your home clean – Vacuum regularly and wipe down surfaces to remove crumbs and other food sources.

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Fixing leaks – Repair any leaks in your home and try to keep surfaces dry.

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Keeping storage areas clean – Cockroaches attract clutter, so keep storage areas tidy.

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Inspect grocery bags and/or boxes before you bring them into your home.

If you think you may have a cockroach problem, or if you want to prevent them from coming into your home, contact Horn Pest Management today. We will work with you to create a custom pest control plan that will keep your home cockroach-free!

Types of Cockroaches Found in Arizona

There are at least 20 different species of cockroaches in Arizona, ten of those making of ones you may encounter. You may see cockroaches: the American, brown-banded, field, German, Oriental, Surinam, and Turkestan.

The American Cockroach

The American cockroach is one of the giant roaches you will see in your home, reaching lengths of up to 2 inches. They are reddish-brown and have a yellow band around their head. American cockroaches typically live outdoors but can make their way into homes through cracks and crevices.

The Brown-Banded Cockroach

The brown-banded cockroach is smaller than the American cockroach, reaching lengths of about ½ an inch. They get their name from the two light brown bands that run across their bodies. Brown-banded cockroaches are often found in pantries and cabinets, as they are attracted to food sources.

The Field Cockroach

The field cockroach is a small roach, only reaching lengths of about ⅝ an inch. They are dark brown and have wings, although they cannot fly. Field cockroaches typically live outdoors but can find their way into homes through cracks and crevices.

The German Cockroach

The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in homes. They are small, only reaching lengths of about ½ an inch, and are light brown. German cockroaches are attracted to food sources and live in kitchens and pantries.

The Oriental Cockroach

The Oriental cockroach is a giant roach, reaching lengths up to 2 inches. They are dark brown or black and have wings, although they cannot fly. Oriental cockroaches typically live outdoors but can make their way into homes through cracks and crevices.

The Surinam Cockroach

The Surinam cockroach is a small roach, only reaching lengths of about ⅝ an inch. They are dark brown or black and have wings, although they cannot fly. Surinam cockroaches typically live outdoors but can make their way into homes through cracks and crevices.

The Turkestan Cockroach

The Turkestan cockroach is a small roach, only reaching about ½ an inch lengths. They are reddish-brown and have wings, although they cannot fly. Turkestan cockroaches typically live outdoors but can make their way into homes through cracks and crevices.

Cockroaches in the Home: Next Steps

Call Horn Pest Management!

If you think you may have a cockroach problem, or if you want to prevent them from coming into your home, contact Horn Pest Management today. We will work with you to create a custom pest control plan that will keep your home cockroach-free!

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