Tackling Cockroach Infestations In Las Vegas

a cockroach crawling in a home

Pest Control in Las Vegas is our specialty. We're used to dealing with all sorts of bothersome pests. Today, we're taking a look at one of the most bothersome insects we here at Anderson Pest Control deal with – the cockroach.

Read on for some fast facts and tips for handling an infestation of cockroaches and how professional cockroach control in Las Vegas can help.

Warning Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation

We've got you covered if you want to know how to identify a cockroach infestation. Homeowners should be on the lookout for several signs of a cockroach infestation, particularly if they suspect there may be roaches on their property.

  • The cockroaches themselves! Roaches may wander independently searching for food, but generally speaking, it's a group effort! Where you see one roach, you'll likely have many more hidden just out of view.
  • You notice tiny bits of droppings or unusual-looking dirt on countertops and in the kitchen.
  • Food items appear to be disturbed or eaten.
  • If you have noticed an increase in respiratory problems in the home. These insects can be quite a detriment to those with breathing issues.

If you think you may have an infestation on your hands, watch for these signs. Roaches can easily contaminate the food we eat by crawling on it and defecating in it. Their ability to carry intestinal diseases, transmit them directly to our food sources, and live undetected is a serious problem for civilization.

Common Problems Cockroaches Cause

Cockroaches in Las Vegasaren't outright vicious or violent toward humans but are an outright risk to us. There's a reason these pests are unwelcome in human dwellings worldwide.

Roaches are famous for carrying diseases, many of which don't harm them but can be a serious hazard for us. Here are a few intestinal diseases that roaches can carry and spread to humans. Unfortunately for us, these are just a few of many.

  • Diarrhea
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Cholera
  • Dysentery

It's clear to see that roaches present a hazard to us. They should be treated immediately should you see one on your property. If you're experiencing any symptoms you feel may be related to anything you see on the list above, seek the help of a medical professional.

Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Usually Falls Short

You've probably seen advertisements for natural cockroach killers for your home, traps, and other DIY remedies for cockroaches. The truth is that home remedies for cockroaches are typically ineffective.

It may be possible to kill off some roaches, but they're far too survivable and well-hidden most of the time for the average homeowner to have any significant effect on them. By some estimates, major cities like New York have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to eradicate roaches from their cityscapes. That should speak to the efficacy of roach reproduction and survivability.

Of course, it's important to think about what repels cockroaches and what kills cockroaches so you can be proactive in preventing an infestation and can safely dispatch any lone insects you may find. That said, only a professional home pest control solution is a match for these pests once an infestation has taken hold.

The Trick To Total Cockroach Control For Your Home

If there's one important takeaway for you to keep in mind when it comes to cockroaches, it's that their infestations are too persistent for homeowners to handle on their own.

The best way to kill cockroaches, an entire infestation of them, is to call in the pros. Contact Anderson Pest Control today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Las Vegas. We offer free estimates and inspections; call for yours today.