It’s no secret that cockroaches are disgusting. But did you know that they can also pose significant health risks to you and your family? Due to our warm and humid climate, South Florida homes are vulnerable to roach infestations all year long.

Here are a few signs that your home may be infested by roaches, and how to get rid of them for good.

 

Sign #1: Seeing a Roach in Your House

Unfortunately, if you see one roach, chances are there are many more in hiding. Cockroaches are nocturnal, which means the majority of the roaches in your house only come out at night. As soon as you see one roach in your house, it’s time to start working on eradication ASAP.

 

Sign #2 Roach Droppings

Roaches often leave pepper-like droppings where ever they go. Since roaches are nocturnal, these droppings may be the first sign of a roach infestation in your home. Roach droppings can most often be found in the kitchen. Common places for these droppings are in cabinets, under the sink, pantries and behind stoves and refrigerators. Always be sure to wear gloves as you clean roach droppings, as they may carry harmful diseases.

 

Sign #3: Musky Odor

As the infestation grows, you may begin to smell a musky odor looming throughout your home. Roaches secrete an oily, musky odor when found in large quantities. This smell may also come from the decomposition of dead roaches. Unfortunately, if you can smell this odor, chances are you have a large roach infestation and should seek help immediately.

 

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

The quickest and safest way to eradicate a roach infestation is by calling a trusted pest control company. Home remedies only treat the parts of your home that are least susceptible to an infestation and neglect the areas that are the most vulnerable.

That’s why One Two Tree Pest Free treats the exterior perimeter of your home every 60 days using the latest non-repellent, cockroach-targeted chemistry that is effective in controlling cockroaches and is environmentally smart. This creates an invisible barrier that keeps pests out for good.

We then treat the interior of your home by applying bait to cracks, crevices and harborage areas where the cockroaches mingle and pass the insecticide from one to the next. By coming into your home only twice a year, we can successfully eliminate existing cockroach populations and protect your family and home against new cockroach infestations.

Get a free Customized Pest Prevention Plan, contact One Two Tree Pest Free today.