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Ridding Your Longview Home Of Dirty Roaches

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Cockroaches are filthy pests that carry a wide range of bacteria and harmful pathogens. These little bugs can invade your home by climbing through drains and squeezing their flat and small bodies through tight spaces. 

If you see cockroaches in your home, you should act quickly to get them out; this is where Gecko Pest Control can help. Our experienced Longview pest control technicians understand how serious a cockroach infestation can be. We know the quickest and most effective way to rid your home of dirty and dangerous cockroaches. 

Sure Signs You Have A Roach Problem

Roaches can hide behind your walls, in the dark corners of your home, and other hard-to-see places. They don't like to be out and about during the day when there's a lot of foot traffic and activity. Instead, they prefer to come out at night. If you see a cockroach scurrying through your home in the middle of the day, that is a good indication that you have a roach infestation. Other signs of roaches in Longview that you can look for throughout your house include:

  • Cockroach droppings that look like dark smear marks or small, dark, and cylindrical objects with blunt ends
  • Skin casings that cockroaches discard as they molt 
  • Strong, musty odors that continue to worsen over time and are from the pheromones in cockroach urine and feces

Cockroaches lay rectangle-shaped egg sacs that can be either dark reddish brown, pale yellow, or tan. They are usually about 8 mm long and contain up to 30 baby cockroaches in one sac. If you see one of these cockroach egg sacs in your home, it could signify that a roach infestation is about to become even more severe. 

Roaches Trigger Allergies And Spread Diseases

Roaches are filthy bugs that crawl over disgusting areas, including sewage drains, garbage cans, and even animal feces. Every day, these disgusting creatures pick up a variety of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens that they can easily pass to you if they can leave their urine and feces around your home. Some of the diseases that cockroaches can spread include:

  • E. coli infections
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Giardia
  • Listeriosis
  • Dysentery

A roach's urine and feces can do more than just spread dangerous diseases; they can also cause allergy symptoms in some people. Many homeowners have reported suffering from asthma attacks and severe allergy symptoms when they had a cockroach infestation. 

Call The Pros To Completely Get Rid Of Roaches

If you see even one cockroach in your home, there is a good chance that many more are hiding somewhere. The best way to eliminate these sneaky bugs is to call a professional home pest control company. At Gecko Pest Control, we specialize in cockroach control and prevention. We know how to find these bugs hiding in your home and how to get rid of them quickly and permanently. 

Five Tips To Prevent Future Roach Problems In Your Home

If you don't want roaches coming into your home, here are some things that you can do to prevent a roach infestation:

  1. Keep your indoor trash cans from becoming heaping full
  2. Make sure that your outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids
  3. Don't leave your pet's food bowls or water dishes sitting out
  4. Sweep, mop, and vacuum your floors often to ensure there are no crumbs around your home 
  5. Keep a mesh screen over the drains in your home 

If you are tired of struggling with roaches around your home. Gecko Pest Control has the perfect solution for you. Give us a call today to see how we can eliminate the roaches from your Longview home and prevent them from returning in the future.