Cockroach Control in Sarasota

American-RoachCockroaches inspire strong feelings of disgust and fear in many homeowners. These insects are very common throughout Florida, but cockroaches are still unwelcome home invaders. Recognizing a cockroach infestation and identifying entry points can help you battle the bugs.

Cockroaches are hardy insects that are primarily nocturnal. Most cockroaches are relatively large, but body size can vary. The cockroach body is flat and elongated, and a pair of durable wings fold neatly over the body. The external wings are brown, but the shade varies from species to species.

It is fairly easy for these persistent pests to infiltrate your home. Any crack or crevice on the outside of your house is a potential point of entry. Vents and drains are also vulnerable spots. After cockroaches enter the home, the insects will reproduce rapidly. Nocturnal behavior can make it difficult to detect an infestation, but it is not uncommon to spot a cockroach in the open. Additionally, the presence of strange smells or fecal matter can be a sign of an infestation.

Cockroaches can be fairly elusive, so it is difficult for some homeowners to see the damage that is caused by the insects. Many cockroaches will feed on books, papers, stamps, envelopes, wallpaper, and other important items. Cockroaches also threaten human health. Cockroach debris contains allergens that can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in humans. Additionally, cockroach foraging behavior can contaminate food products.

If you are concerned about existing or potential cockroach infestations in your home, contact us at Fahey Pest & Lawn Solutions. We can professionally inspect your home to identify vulnerable spots, and we can apply trusted cockroach control methods to your property.