Cockroaches In Salt Lake City Can Be A Really Tricky Problem To Tackle

Guaranteed Pest Control In Davis and Weber County and Surrounding Areas

No matter how much you may want to avoid it, if you have a cockroach problem, you need professional cockroach control in Salt Lake City. These pests are almost entirely dependent upon humans for survival in our area, and this fact can make them particularly desperate to get into our homes and difficult to get rid of. Find out more about these unsanitary pests and what it takes to tackle the problem with Jensen’s Guaranteed Pest Control.

Types Of Cockroaches That Commonly Invade Salt Lake City Homes

We have multiple different cockroach species here in the Salt Lake City area. Some of the most common types of cockroaches you might run into in your home include German, American, and oriental cockroaches. German cockroaches are the smallest of the three, and they're also the lightest in color. American cockroaches are the largest, while oriental cockroaches are the darkest.

Though you do not want any cockroach species in your home, German cockroaches are among the worst roach varieties you can end up with because they prefer to live indoors, and they breed with lightning speed.

Since it can be difficult for homeowners to tell what sort of cockroach infestation they have, the best thing to do is call the experts as soon as you start to suspect you have a cockroach problem of any type. 

How Cockroaches Are Hazardous To Your Health

Cockroach infestations are incredibly dangerous because of the wide variety of diseases cockroaches can spread. Cockroaches spend their days in disgusting places like garbage heaps, rotting carcasses, and open sewage. 

They track all the germs from these places into your house as soon as they enter, which is why they are known or suspected to spread several dozen different pathogens. Even if you don't see cockroaches, they are spreading germs to every part of your home, including your stored food and your food prep surfaces, every minute they occupy it. 

How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Cockroaches

Cockroach control in Salt Lake City begins with cockroach prevention. Though eliminating cockroaches from your home can be very difficult if you already have a cockroach infestation, removing factors that can attract future cockroaches before you get an infestation is much easier.

Properly storing food and garbage should be your top priority, as sealing cockroaches outside is not always feasible. To remove factors that attract cockroaches: 

  • Tightly cover all indoor and outdoor garbage on your property. 
  • Fix moisture problems such as condensation and poor drainage.
  • Avoid leaving pet food and pet bowls sitting out.
  • Store all pantry foods in airtight containers to mask smells.
  • Vacuum and clean frequently to remove crumbs cockroaches could use as food sources. 
  • Clean up right after meals and never leave dishes sitting out, not even in the sink. 

Remember, cockroaches are resourceful, and they can use even the most insignificant items as food sources, so it's important to make sure their access to anything edible is cut off at all times. 

Preventing Cockroaches: Proactive Household Measures

Unfortunately, cockroach infestations can invade your home and occupy it for weeks and even months without you realizing it. The signs of cockroaches are extremely subtle at first, and it's very common for homeowners not to realize there's an issue until cockroaches have already established a breeding population. One of the best things you can do to prevent an infestation is to get ahead of it by contacting professional pest control before you start seeing live cockroaches or signs of their presence. 

Here at Jensen's Guaranteed Pest Control, our cockroach removal experts know how to recognize conducive conditions and subtle signs of early-stage infestation. We can help you win the war against cockroaches by implementing preventive measures and nipping early infestations in the bud. So don't hesitate. Give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule your inspection today!