How To Get Rid Of Roaches In Your Las Vegas Home

an american cockroach on kitchen tile

There's nothing worse than going into the kitchen for a midnight snack and watching your countertops spring to life when you turn on the lights. Cockroaches are never welcome guests in any home, but unfortunately, they're one of the most common pests in the United States. Most everyone knows how disgusting these pests are, but cockroaches can also create some serious problems when they invade, and no matter how clean you keep your Las Vegas home there will always be a risk for infestation.

Most Common Cockroaches In Las Vegas Neighborhoods

With thousands of different species worldwide, the prospect of identifying the precise species infesting your home may seem daunting, but thankfully there are only four home-invading species in the Las Vegas area:

  • German Cockroaches – ½ to ¾ of an inch long, tan to light brown with two black stripes directly behind their heads, winged
  • American Cockroaches – over two inches long, reddish-brown, winged
  • Turkestan Cockroaches – roughly one inch long, females are dark brown to black with short wings, males are light brown with wings that extend the length of their abdomens
  • Oriental Cockroaches – roughly one inch long, dark brown to black, no wings

Cockroaches have been touted as the apocalypse bug for years, and while scientists have long since refuted this rumor, it does speak of their uncanny resilience in terms of eradication. Cockroaches can live without food for a month, without water for roughly a week, and most species have developed a resistance to a lot of different pesticides. They can survive on the smallest of morsels for months at a time, which is why no home is truly safe from these monstrosities.

The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Las Vegas Homes

With the amount of filth these pests crawl through on a regular basis, they tend to bring a lot of harmful pathogens and bacteria along with them whenever they invade. Cockroaches can be found in dumpsters, sewer lines, underneath mulch and leaf piles, gutters, and anywhere perfect for harboring diseases like:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Leprosy
  • Listeriosis
  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus
  • E. Coli
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Giardia

Cockroaches are also incredibly fast, and have been clocked at running nearly three miles per hour. This is admittedly fairly impressive, but considering how easily they spread harmful pathogens this way, if you have an infestation in your Las Vegas home then you can be certain every single surface is contaminated. They're also known for exacerbating allergies and asthma, causing breathing problems in the elderly and immunocompromised, and young children have been known to develop asthma due to cockroach infestations.

How To Exterminate A Cockroach Infestation In Your Las Vegas Home

If you're struggling with cockroaches in your Las Vegas home, it may be time to consult a professional. Store-bought pesticides are never effective enough to eradicate an infestation, and they often contain known carcinogens that could hurt you and your loved ones. Don't play roulette with your wallet and family, invest in a solution that's proven to work: Anderson Pest Control.

Our comprehensive cockroach control plans are competitive and affordable, and we also offer eco-friendly pest control to ensure the safety of your property's ecosystem. As a family-owned and operated company, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe, comfortable home to live within, and that's why we only use the highest quality pest control products in every treatment we provide. So get in touch with us today, and let us help you protect your home against harmful invaders.