Signs You Could Be Dealing With A Roach Infestation In New Haven County

a close up of a german cockroach

What is your instant reaction upon seeing a cockroach skittering across the floor? Do you jump up on a chair? Run to get the bug spray? Scream and call for your significant other (this refers to both men and women)? Next time you see one of the disgusting pests running across the floor of your New Haven County home, call New Haven County pest control professionals at Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control instead.

The Cockroach

The cockroach in New Haven is a resourceful insect that invades homes across the country. The most common critters in the New Haven County area are the German and brown-banded cockroaches. The German roach has a tannish-brown-colored body with two dark parallel lines running between the head and thorax. The brown-banded roach has light bands going across a darker body. 

These oval-shaped, fast-moving, winged insects are prolific breeders, difficult to control, and they have learned to make themselves comfortable inside our homes. The good thing is that there are signs of an infestation long before seeing an actual roach.

The Cockroach Infestation

There are a few ways to know for sure if you have a roach infestation. The first one is if you see a cockroach. It makes sense, right? The second is if you find roach feces. Third, if you see cockroach egg cases, well, you might have an infestation. The final sign is if you smell roaches. That’s right; you can smell these pests. If you smell a pungent, musty odor, this could be a positive sign of infestation.

Danger, Danger, Danger

Cockroaches are a huge danger if you have an infestation. They can carry and transmit all sorts of diseases, plus they create a greater risk for asthma and allergy sufferers. They have been known to carry over 33 different kinds of bacteria.

Having cockroaches in your home opens the door to the possibility of getting sick in so many different ways. They might contaminate food, bite you, invade your body (it’s rare, but it happens), cause food poisoning, allergies, and cause asthma symptoms to worsen.

The Difficulty In Getting Rid Of Roaches

Cockroaches are frustrating, stressful, and unpleasant to deal with. The best thing you can do to get rid of cockroaches in New Haven is to call an experienced cockroach control professional like Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control.

However, you can take steps beyond calling Rescue 1 Pest & Termite to help mitigate a roach infestation in New Haven.

  • Thoroughly clean the house weekly. Pay special attention to the kitchen and other food preparation areas.
  • Clean regularly underneath the fridge, stove, toaster, and other movable appliances.
  • Empty the kitchen’s rubbish bin regularly.
  • Do not leave out pet food or food scraps in pet bowls.
  • Clean up any food spills promptly.
  • Make sure there are no water sources such as a dripping tap, as cockroaches need a steady water supply to survive.
  • Repair any holes, cracks, or gaps in the walls, skirting boards, and inside cupboards.
  • Don’t stack newspapers, magazines, or cardboard boxes anywhere in the house, and keep compost bins screened and away from the home.
  • Cockroach baits contain poison that a cockroach carries back to the nest, which may help kill the rest of the nest. Use physical traps, such as greased margarine tubs containing a smear of honey as the lure – cockroaches will climb in for the food but cannot get out because of the grease (or oil) on the tub.

Call A Professional Pest Control Company

Get in touch with the pest control professionals Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control at the first sign of a roach infestation. By partnering with them, you will find peace of mind knowing your home is free of cockroaches and other pests. They know how to find, treat and eliminate cockroaches from your New Haven home.

To learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in New Haven, reach out today!