Is It Dangerous To Have Roaches In My Las Vegas Home?

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Cockroaches are some of the most disgusting and unsanitary pests you’ll ever encounter around your Las Vegas, Nevada home. These pests are known for being unsanitary, but they are even more dangerous than many people realize because of their ability to transmit diseases.


Unfortunately, they are also a rather common home-invading pest, so knowing how to identify and prevent them is important for keeping yourself and others safe.

Cockroaches In Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, there are just a few species that are commonly a problem for homeowners. These are the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. The most common of them all is the German cockroach, but the American cockroach is the biggest.

American cockroaches are a reddish-brown color and can reach up to three inches in length while German cockroaches are tan with two black stripes that run parallel behind their heads.

Lastly, Oriental cockroaches, often called black beetles, are a shiny, black color that makes them look like water bugs. All cockroaches have six legs, a pair of antennae, and wings that lay flat on their backs

Do Cockroaches Only Invade Dirty Homes?

One misconception about cockroaches is that they only invade dirty homes and that a cockroach infestation is an indicator of bad housekeeping or poor hygiene. However, this isn’t completely true.

Cockroaches do prefer clutter areas, and so dirty homes can provide them with more of what they love. They also like areas with access to lots of food, whether pet food or proteins or sugary items, so a dirty kitchen can attract them.

However, cockroaches can also survive off of nearly nothing for a long time. Because of this, even clean and tidy homes can end up with an infestation, so you shouldn’t feel bad if you end up with cockroaches. These difficult pests are invasive and can survive off of crumbs if they have to, and they can also hide in many small areas.

How Dangerous Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches can transmit and carry dozens of diseases, and it’s all because of the gross places they tend to hang out. They often spend time around garbage, decay, and even carcasses where they can pick up many pathogens. Their legs are covered in spines which makes it easy for them to pick up germs, and they then spread these germs all over your home including food in your kitchen.

All three types of cockroaches can spread many specific illnesses including salmonella and gastroenteritis, and their discarded skins can even trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Any food items cockroaches touch will need to be thrown out and surfaces they come into contact with must be sanitized.

The Best Way To Eradicate Cockroaches

Cockroaches reproduce quickly, and they are also resistant to many pesticides. Because of this, they are nearly impossible to remove using DIY methods. The idea that cockroaches can survive almost anything is not a myth.

However, there is one safe and effective way to remove cockroaches for good. The experts at Anderson Pest Control offer ongoing cockroach prevention and eradication services that you can count on.

Don’t let these dangerous and disgusting pests become a problem in your home. Instead, give us a call today to request your free quote. You can also send us a message to schedule an appointment.