Cockroaches are probably the most unwelcome household pest most of us can think of. They can enter your home via cracks in doors and around windows, gaps in siding, through drains, and in cardboard boxes or paper bags. Most cockroaches are between 1.5 – 3 inches long, with a flattened body and a pair of antennae and six legs. Depending on the type of cockroach, they are reddish-brown, light brown, or black and shiny.
The first sign of a possible cockroach infestation is usually their droppings, which look like coffee grounds or black pepper. Some species’ droppings look like very small smears on the wall. Cockroach feces poses a threat to air quality and produces serious allergens.
Cockroaches are very adaptable and can live in many different conditions, though they prefer warm, damp environments like greenhouses, kitchens, and plumbing. They tend to be more active at night, and quickly make their escape if they’ve been discovered. Cockroaches can live for weeks without food or water. However, they are scavengers and will eat anything, including decaying organic material, hair, leather, books fabric, and toothpaste. They’re primarily drawn to starchy or sweet food.
Because cockroaches can pose a serious health hazard, it’s important to deal with them quickly.
Cockroaches are a health hazard, releasing allergens and triggering symptoms of asthma, as well as spreading disease such as E.coli and salmonella.
The quickest and most reliable way to deal with cockroaches is to call professional cockroach exterminators. Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control are experts in getting rid of cockroaches in the Coachella Valley – call us today!
We offer effective pest control to Coachella Valley homes, HOAs, offices, commercial buildings, sports facilities, restaurants, realtors, hospitals and healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, churches and places of worship, and government facilities. Our affordable pest control services are tailored to your specific situation. Contact Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today for outstanding pest control, termite control, rodent and animal control, and plant care in the Coachella Valley.