The three most common species of cockroaches found in Phoenix Arizona are the American cockroach or Sewer Roach,German cockroach and Oriental roach: of these, the American cockroach (Sewer Roach) is the most common found outside homes and apartments. American roaches prefer moist areas, food storage and preparation areas as well as basements, manholes, carwashes and steam tunnels of large commercial facilities such as restaurants, hospitals and grocery stores. German cockroaches are most frequently found inside homes and apartments. Oriental roaches are not commonly found in homes and is often referred to as a water bug. Cockroaches range in color from light brown to an oily black and can vary in size from ¼ inch to 2 inches long depending on the species.
Cockroaches like to hide in dark, moist, undisturbed places close to food and water which is why they are most commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. They infest homes and buildings that provide suitable conditions for breeding and feed mainly at night. They will dash for shelter when the lights are switched on.
Cockroaches carry viral and bacterial pathogens on their bodies and in their feces. When we unknowingly consume contaminated food or use utensils that have been exposed to the cockroach, we can become sick with asthma, salmonella poisoning and dysentery. These conditions are especially harmful to children.
Getting rid of cockroaches can be extremely difficult. These nocturnal pests are naturally hard to pin down and adapt extremely well to their environment. That’s why it is highly recommended for roach infestations to contact a professional pest control company. At Bill’s Pest Service we offer effective cockroach control to eliminate all your cockroach problems. Effective elimination usually requires three or more services. The initial service should consist of a “clean out” that is designed to kill a majority of the adults. The second service should kill the remaining adults and recent hatching’s. The third service includes bait placement to eliminate new infestations. Occasional follow up services may be necessary to replenish bait placements.
Do-It-Yourself cockroach treatments and products are not usually effective especially against large infestations and may contain pesticides that can be more harmful to your family and pets than they are to the roaches.
At Bill’s Pest Service, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, while resolving your cockroach problems in the safest and most cost effective manner. We make every effort to be with you the same or very next day.
Cockroach problems can be difficult to prevent but reducing sources of water, food and proper sanitation will discourage these pests from infesting your home. If cockroaches have infested your home or business call the experts at Bill’s Pest Service.
Bills Pest Service has been a trusted name in Phoenix exterminating for nearly three decades. Bills will only provide the service(s) that you need…no up-selling, hidden fees or unnecessary services. Our prices are affordable and we do not require a signed contract or long-term commitment as a condition of service. All our pest services include a warranty so if your bugs come back…we come back!
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