The Trick To Keeping Your Las Vegas Home Cockroach-Free!

an american cockroach crawling on a kitchen counter

A cockroach infestation is not an indicator of bad hygiene or subpar housekeeping; the myth that they only invade dirty homes is simply untrue. Realistically, most property owners will have to deal with a cockroach problem at one point or another. Luckily for our residents in the entertainment capital of the world, quality pest control in Las Vegas isn’t difficult to find when you work with Anderson Pest Control.

What Do Cockroaches Look Like?

Cockroaches in general are easily identifiable. Out of the 4,600 species worldwide and the 30 species of roaches that are commonly found in homes, there are three species of cockroaches residing in Las Vegas that are typically found scurrying around after dark.

  • German cockroach
  • American cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach

These cockroaches are all similar looking. The German roach and the American cockroach in Las Vegas have variations of black and brown markings, while the Oriental cockroach is dark brown to black. They all have a hard exoskeleton, long feelers, and wings that allow the roach to glide or hop when needed. These three cockroaches do not fly for any significant distance, but there are some species, like the Australian cockroach, that can sustain themselves in flight.

Are Cockroaches Dangerous To Have In Your Home?

Cockroaches are dangerous to have in your home because of the diseases and bacteria they spread. Roaches eat and secrete a lot of waste, and with it, they can propagate diseases. Often, roaches can trigger allergies and asthma due to their droppings and shed skins as well.

Some diseases spread by cockroaches include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Dysentery
  • Listeriosis
  • Giardia
  • E. coli infection

Some of these diseases and illnesses are more common in some areas of the world than others, and some may affect the pets in your home before you or other residents. Giardia, gastroenteritis, and E. coli infections are common diagnoses in pets that can come from roaches. 

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Roaches Inside Homes?

It has been said that roaches can survive a nuclear fallout, which is mostly an exaggeration due to their ability to skillfully survive. The cockroach has adapted for more than 280 million years and during their time on this earth, they have developed interesting abilities and behaviors.

Cockroach Facts:

  1. They can travel up to three miles in 60 minutes, even before reaching adulthood.
  2. Roaches are some of the fastest-moving insects on the planet.
  3. A cockroach can live without its head for seven days.
  4. They can survive without food for a month.
  5. Roaches are nocturnal.

You may wonder how to keep cockroaches away at night. After all, if you’re not up to see them, how can you know they're there? Well, you need to look for some signs and then act accordingly. Roaches leave behind droppings that look like coffee grounds and in damp areas they smear. They produce a musky, stale odor and can affect the taste of your food, too. Roaches shed their skin multiple times in their lifetime which alone can indicate an active infestation. If you see discarded legs or exoskeletons, you are going to need to treat your home for a cockroach infestation

Effective Cockroach Control In Las Vegas

If you have seen signs of roaches, call Anderson Pest Control. We can help you get rid of cockroaches in apartments and houses. Our cockroach control methods are effective and our trained pest control professionals use eco-friendly practices for the safety of everyone on your property. You can trust us to effectively treat your home in a safe manner for you, your family, and your pets.