Professional Cockroach Control In New Haven County: Is It Worth It?

german cockroach crawling in a basement

Have you had the experience of stumbling into the kitchen in the middle of the night and turning on the lights only to see cockroaches running for cover? Have you opened the shower door preparing for a morning shower and noticed a cockroach's backside as it runs down the drain? Have you had the horrifying experience of a cockroach running out from under an appliance or couch while guests are present?

If you have had these and other similar experiences, take action and secure the New Haven County pest control services of Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control. Our team has over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry; we know how to eliminate cockroaches in your New Haven home. 

How To Identify Cockroaches In New Haven County

While it would be impossible to identify all 4,000 cockroach species in this article, we can identify the two types of cockroaches you need to be concerned about in New Haven.

The first cockroach species of concern in New Haven are the German cockroaches. These 1/2 to 5/8 inch long roaches are light brown and have two parallel lines on their backs. These cockroaches prefer living in warm, moist locations like bathrooms and the kitchen, and likely will be found on the floor, along baseboards, and near garbage cans. Then comes the brown-banded cockroaches. This oval, 1/2 inch long brown cockroach has a band across its wings. This cockroach species lives in dry, hot areas above 80℉. They hide in high locations like the upper kitchen and bathroom cabinets, behind detectors in the ceiling, and inside the motors of appliances.

If you have moist areas in or under the home and the cockroaches move along the floors, you have German cockroaches; if you see roaches in higher, hotter, and drier areas, you have brown-banded cockroaches in your home. 

Why Are Cockroaches Bad?

The cockroaches in your New Haven home are harmful because they can spread salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and an E. coli infection. 

The spines on their cockroach legs pick up bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms as they traverse over rotten food, animal feces, garbage, and sewage. Then as they travel in the home between their nest and food sources, the pathogens fall off and contaminate the countertop surfaces. They also spread filth through their feces, urine, and saliva. As the feces dries, the flakes become airborne and can cause allergic reactions in children and the elderly. 

Should You Call Pest Control To Get Rid Of Roaches?

Many do-it-yourself pest control products are in the marketplace promising to get rid of cockroaches. These DIY creations will kill cockroaches on contact, but they fail to destroy the eggs. If you do not eliminate future offspring, you will continue to have cockroaches in your New Haven home. 

The best way to destroy the cockroach population in your home is to contact the best cockroach exterminator in New Haven, Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control. Our trained experts specialize in cockroach removal from homes using several treatment methods to ensure complete eradication. We apply gel bait and residual liquid treatments to the areas where cockroaches like to lay eggs to kill the current and future roaches. 

How To Keep Roaches From Coming Back In New Haven County

Once we eradicate cockroaches from your New Haven home, we encourage the following actions to keep them from returning:

  • Keep garbage cans closed
  • Store food in plastic containers
  • Wipe down surfaces after cooking and meals
  • Vacuum the house regularly
  • Remove pet food from bowls before bedtime 
  • Dehumidify the crawlspace or basement
  • Remove debris like old magazines, cardboard boxes, and other items 
  • Clear the yard of old stumps, logs, stones, and leaf piles
  • Trim bushes and trees away from the house

Implementing these tips are great ways to deter cockroaches from infesting your New Haven home. Contact Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control and request your free estimate today.