Cockroach Pest Control & Extermination Services
Legacy Pest Control uses an integrated cockroach pest control program in Utah for successful elimination of a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are one of the most difficult pests to exterminate due to their ability to hide, rapid reproduction rates, and their resistance/ avoidance of common insecticides.
Cockroaches spread diseases because they are commonly found in garbage receptacles or sewers. When they enter your home, they are carrying debris, spoiled organisms, and other pathogens from said sewer or garbage heap. When night falls, they come out of the woodwork into areas where food and water are stored. They become a health risk when they contaminate your home by walking on plates, cups, utensils, and food with what they carry on their bodies; or via droppings, regurgitation, or dead bodies on your kitchen surfaces. Cockroaches are a major contributor to asthma and allergies, which can be especially problematic to young children.
Cockroaches are commonly found in the basements of Utah homes and lower levels of businesses. Cockroaches emit unpleasant odors and may produce sounds such as hissing, clicking or chirping noises. They are known for chowing down on just about anything and everything. Cockroaches are decomposers and will break down organic matter; and we’re not just talking food, they will chow down on paper, leather, glue and more!
There are 4 main types of cockroaches found in the Salt Lake and Ogden areas; they are German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Brown Banded Cockroaches, and Oriental Cockroaches. Cockroaches are typically about a ½ inch but some can get over 1 inch long!
Cockroach Identification and Pest Control Facts
An important aspect of getting rid of a cockroach infestation is to know how they think and behave. Here are some thing you need to know about cockroach pest control:
- Entry: Cockroaches are accomplished hitchhikers and can get into your home or office by riding in boxes, grocery bags, and even on people. They can get in from outside through cracks, vents, and sewer/ drain pipes.
- Ideal Environment: Cockroaches prefer environments that are warm and humid. Cockroaches think your home is a perfect breeding ground due to the availability of nesting sites, warmth, food, and water.
- Reproduction: Cockroaches are known for reproducing quickly, and every cockroach you see may be an indication that many more are rapidly reproducing behind your walls.
- Scent Trails: Certain types of cockroaches, such as German Cockroaches, contain a pheromone in their fecal matter that tells other cockroaches that the area is a good place to harbor. Large numbers of cockroaches may gather in areas where cockroach fecal matter has accumulated.
- Nocturnal: Cockroaches tend to be creatures of the night, and if you see them running around during the day, that is a likely sign of cockroach overcrowding – which could indicate a severe infestation!
- Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Not only are cockroaches better at hiding than you are at finding them, but adults and even cockroach eggs are resistant to many over the counter insecticides.