One of society’s biggest fears and phobias is cockroaches. Seeing a roach scurry across the kitchen floor as you open the fridge will have many in an absolute state of anxiety and most likely perched on the countertop calling for help. Now just imagine an entire family of roaches, all lurking in the dark with the sole intent of making your nightmares come true!
OK, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, at least not with cockroach extermination from Old Island Pest Control. Our team of specialists is ready at a moment’s notice to tackle your roach problem and get rid of them for good.
So, unless you want to share your breakfast cereal with a insect, give us a call and let us relinquish the infestation.
When Is The Right Time To Call For Professional Help?
So you found a roach in the bathroom cabinet; is that enough reason to call an exterminator? Probably not. But when the inside of your cupboard has the illusion that it’s alive, you might want to dial your pest control or shout their name from the rooftop!
The truth is, you’ll probably smell the cockroaches before you see them, so if you smell a sharp, oily odour, it may be a sign that you have multiple roaches in your house. So, just because you don’t always see them doesn’t mean they’re not there. Unfortunately, people tend to only react to visual appearances, but that leaves you susceptible to the risks of living among bacteria-carrying insects.
Cockroaches are carriers of several bacteria and diseases that they then leave spread across your home. In addition, females may lay eggs where food is stored, which, although it won’t be harmful to you, is still downright horrifying.
So, if you frequently see cockroaches around your home, don’t hold off on professional cockroach extermination.
Recognize The Signs.
Sometimes we have more than our intuition that something is underfoot in our homes. We also have evidence!
Cockroaches leave tell-tale signs that they’re living among you, so keep an eye out for the following:
- Roach droppings – the more droppings you find, the bigger the infestation.
- Body parts – cockroaches shed their exoskeletons as they mature.
- Cockroach eggs – although very challenging to find, egg cases are a clear indication of a roach infestation.
It’s never a pleasant sight to discover cockroaches in your home, especially when you take extra care to keep your house clean! However, cockroaches are not a sign of uncleanliness, but they do prefer to hide in cluttered areas, so you may want to get rid of items you don’t need.
Old Island Pest Control offers professional and affordable cockroach extermination to residential and commercial properties alike, so call us today to schedule your appointment!