Cockroach Removal San Diego
Do you have a problem with cockroaches in your San Diego home or business? Critter Gitters is the best company to call in San Diego for pest control services related to cockroaches. We are one of the best priced companies in the greater San Diego area. If you want the best quality of services alongside the best prices, call Critter Gitters. Below you will be able to find useful information about our company, cockroaches, and the importance of having them removed from your property. We hope you will find some useful information below. If you do not have time to read, give us a call. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our company or pests.
What Is the Best Way to Get Rid Of Cockroaches?
The best thing to do to get rid of cockroaches is to call a pest control company. A quality pest control company will be able to treat the interior and exterior of your property. Additionally, they will be able to advise you on methods of eliminating things that may attract roaches. Products designed to capture cockroaches are ineffective to stop an infestation because they are merely catching the cockroaches. They do not do anything to kill eggs. Products such as foggers are designed to sit in the middle of the room. They spread insecticides, but not enough insecticide to penetrate the areas where cockroaches spend most of their time. The foggers are more of a repellant and are not effective for people that already have roach infestations. The foggers will typically push roaches deeper into crevices or walls where they will not be perturbed by the materials from the foggers. Well-known sprays that are designed to be sprayed directly on roaches may be effective at killing ones you’re able to physically spray. Some natural oils will act as irritants to roaches but they are not an effective means of getting rid of cockroaches. Ridding the interior and exterior of your home of food sources is of critical importance. Unfortunately, once you have an infestation, removing readily available food sources will not be enough to get rid of roaches. However, a carefully thought-out plan to eliminate food sources alongside professional pest control services will give you the best chance of eliminating cockroaches entirely.
What Do Cockroaches Eat?
We briefly mentioned in the section above that eliminating food sources is important. The issue with eliminating food sources is that cockroaches will eat almost anything. Cockroaches prefer sweet foods, meats, and starches. However, they will eat everything: fecal matter, toothpaste, bar soap, paper, cardboard, plants, stamps, animals, and even people. Eliminating every possible food source from roaches is an extremely difficult process due to the innate ability to eat everything and anything.
What Do Cockroaches Drink?
Cockroaches are heavily dependent upon water or survival. A cockroach can live an astonishing 40 or more days without food. However, they can only live about 12 days without water. Limiting access to water within a home is never easy. Sealing off a toilet or drains is not very practical. That is why it is always better to limit their access to food and to call a pest control company.
Can Roaches Bite People?
Yes, we mentioned in the previous that cockroaches can and will use humans as a food source. They typically bite areas of a person that smell like food. Some of the parts on humans they will eat include: fingernails, eyelids, hair, and lips. They usually bite people while they are sleeping. Their bites are known to be incredibly painful. Their bite force is 50 times more powerful than their weight. The bites can be up to 4 millimeters wide. Cockroaches interact with extremely contaminated food sources so there is a higher probability that the bite will become infected.
Can Cockroaches Make Me Sick?
Cockroaches can definitely make a person sick. Cockroaches indiscriminately move from one food source to another. They may move from fecal matter onto food that was intended for human consumption. When roaches move from waste to food, it becomes contaminated which can cause food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and other illnesses.
Can I Be Allergic to Roaches?
In addition to food related illnesses, people can also be allergic to roaches. People can have an allergic reaction to the fecal matter, saliva, or the skins shed by the cockroaches. There are a wide range of allergic reactions to roaches which include, but are not limited to: runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, itchy nose, itchy skin, cough, and even trouble breathing. According to the National Pest Management Association, up to 63% of all homes in the United Sates contain cockroach allergens.
How Did I Get Cockroaches in My Property?
Cockroaches can be introduced to a property in a number of different ways. Here are some of the things that may be the cause of a roach infestation. Bringing used books into your home is a common way roaches make their way into a home. Roaches love the glue that is used in a book’s binding. Cardboard boxes being brought into a home during a move. We all need boxes when we are moving. Unfortunately roaches love cardboard boxes. The roaches enjoy eating the glue inside of a cardboard box. Additionally, the small crevices within cardboard are a perfect location for roaches to lay their eggs. When you move those boxes into your new home and don’t unpack them for several weeks, you’re potentially and reducing your new home or business to hundreds of roaches. Used furniture is another common way the roaches and their eggs find their way into a property. We all want a great deal on furniture. However, used furniture, and other used items such as pianos may cause you to introduce unwanted guests to your home. Being mindful of the objects you bring into your home will reduce the chances of a roach infestation in your home.
Are There Different Types of Cockroaches?
There are 4500 species of cockroach worldwide. However, there are only four main species of cockroaches in San Diego. Those species are: German, Brownbanded, Oriental, and American. The German cockroach is by far the biggest problem for property owners. That is because they reproduce at a much more rapid rate than other species. A single female can create thousands of offspring within a year. Even thought the German cockroach is the most problematic, other species can cause serious infestations. The female American cockroach has the ability to create other female offspring without a mate at all. This process is called parthenogenesis. Females without a mate will even go as far as to lay their eggs at the same time as other females that do not have a mate. There is no question that German cockroaches reproduce at a more rapid rate, but the American cockroach does not require as a mate to do so. No matter what species of cockroach you have in your home or business, you do not want them there. If you need a pest control service in San Diego to help you get rid of cockroaches, call Critter Gitters.
Why Should I Hire Critter Gitters?
Critter Gitters is a San Diego pest control company that will exceed your expectations in all aspects. Critter Gitters has the best prices on pest control services and the best quality of customer care. When you need assistance getting rid of roaches in your home or business, Critter Gitters is the best company to call.