How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches On Your Wayne Property


Whenever the concept of a nuclear apocalypse is brought up in any conversation, the unsettling resilience and formidable nature of cockroaches come to mind. While scientists have long since refuted the cockroach's theorized ability to survive a nuclear winter, that doesn't change their already proven resistance to most pesticides and ability to survive weeks without food and water. A cockroach infestation in your Wayne home may not be a world-ending event, but it can certainly feel like it.

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Most Common Cockroaches Found Infesting Wayne Homes

Every species of cockroach has unique identifiers while still maintaining the standard cockroach appearance – flat, oval-shaped body, thread-like antennae, and six legs. This generalized outline will help you determine whether or not you're dealing with a cockroach infestation, but more specific details will help you to pinpoint the exact species:

  • German Cockroach – ½ of an inch long, light brown body with two dark stripes directly behind their head, winged

  • American Cockroach – 1 ½ to over 2 inches long, reddish-brown body, winged

  • Oriental Cockroach – 1 inch long, dark brown to black, only the males have wings

  • Brown-banded Cockroach – ½ of an inch long, dark brown body with light brown banding around the thorax and abdomen, winged

Cockroach infestations are often taken as a sign of poor household hygiene, but the fact is every home is susceptible to cockroaches, no matter how clean it is. As long as there's food to eat and crevices to hide within, these pests will happily thrive in your Wayne home, but they do have a habit of leaving homes dirtier than when they arrived. Cockroaches are filthy creatures, often living in environments such as sewers, dumpsters, storm drains, and other unsavory places that cultivate harmful diseases and pathogens.

How To Make Your Wayne Property Less Susceptible To Cockroach Infestations

The dogged determination that these pests possess is astounding, which makes prevention fairly difficult, but there are still plenty of ways to reduce your chances of falling prey to an infestation:

  • Remove debris such as branches and leaf piles from your property

  • Clean out gutters regularly

  • Keep tight-fitting lids on all indoor and outdoor trash cans

  • Trim bushes, low-hanging tree branches, and garden foliage away from the siding of your home

  • Repair any gaps and cracks around the exterior of your home; damaged siding, exposed wood, cracked foundation, loose shingles and roof trim, gaps around outdoor-leading pipes and wires

  • Make sure your lawn is draining properly by aerating the soil

  • Check for any leaks and water damage around the interior of your home, and repair any damage

  • Store all dried goods in airtight containers, and never leave food sitting out overnight

  • Wipe down counters and food prep areas daily

  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum regularly

  • De-clutter your home to reduce potential hiding spots

  • Replace any worn-down insulation around windows and door frames

How To Eliminate A Cockroach Infestation In Your Wayne Home

These pests aren't just resistant to most store-bought pesticides, they're also experts at finding the least accessible hiding spaces. Cockroaches can find their way into wall voids, spaces beneath cupboard panels, underneath floorboards, and in between ceiling insulation, and contact pesticides are effectively useless if you can't reach the pests. Instead of struggling with DIY extermination, let Resolution Pest resolve your pest problems.

When you partner with our company, you don't just get exceptional pest control at affordable prices, you get a pest-free guarantee with every treatment. Our pest control professionals are highly trained on all the latest pest control practices, and we always use the best quality eco-friendly pest control products. You don't need to lose any more sleep over a dangerous pest infestation. Get in contact with us today, and start relaxing in your home again.

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