If you are like most property owners, the thought of cockroaches scurrying around your house is enough to make your skin crawl. These troublesome pests are very common in Florida, especially during the winter months, and once they invade your home, they can be difficult to get rid of without the help of a professional. Palm Coast Pest Control is your Top Rated Local® pest control specialist, and we provide industry-leading cockroach control all along the east and west coast of Florida. Request your free estimate today! In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few questions most people have about cockroaches.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches
What Kind of Cockroaches Are Common In Florida?
Florida is home to many different types of cockroaches, and some of the most common ones vary by region. In general, the following cockroaches are most common:
- American cockroaches are a little longer than 3 inches long and reddish-brown in color.
- German cockroaches are around 15 millimeters long and tan or light brown in color.
- Asian cockroaches are around 15 millimeters long and tan to dark brown in color.
- Smokybrown cockroaches are 1 to 2 inches long and black or mahogany in color.
The team at Palm Coast Pest Control has more than two decades of experience identifying cockroaches, and we are more than happy to provide roach inspections for residential and commercial properties.
How Did I Get Cockroaches in My Home?
Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches are indiscriminate when it comes to the types of homes they invade. Properties that are dirty and unsanitary provide ideal conditions for cockroaches to flourish, but cockroaches can inhabit even the cleanest of homes. Cockroach infestations can begin with infested items, like furniture, that are brought into a home. Cockroaches can also enter a home from through small cracks and gaps, either from outdoors or from adjacent units in multi-family housing. Signs of infestation include:
- Cockroach droppings. These often look like coffee grounds or black pepper.
- Cockroach eggs. Eggs small, white, and oval-shaped, and are often laid in hidden locations.
- An unusual odor. This may be a strong oily or musty smell.
- Spotting live roaches. This usually indicates an advanced infestation and a cockroach exterminator should be called right away.
Are Cockroaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches present a health hazard for a couple of reasons. This pest is known to contaminate food with E. coli and salmonella bacteria. Drinking beverages or eating food that has been contaminated by cockroaches can make you very sick. Additionally, exposure to cockroach droppings and dead cockroach bodies can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in some people. In short, cockroach infestations can be dangerous in the long run and they should not be ignored.
How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches?
Cockroaches have a high reproduction rate and they often develop a resistance to certain pesticides. This is why professional cockroach control is recommended to ensure that the infestation is completely eradicated. Our team of cockroach exterminators will begin by inspecting your property to determine the extent of the infestation. From there, we will determine and implement the most effective extermination method to rid your property of roaches, and we will monitor the situation to ensure the roaches don’t come back.
Florida Cockroach Control Experts
Have you discovered signs of cockroaches in your Florida home, or are you concerned that these pests have invaded your local business? Regardless of whether you need a pest inspection to determine the presence of cockroaches or you need affordable cockroach extermination, Palm Coast Pest Control is here for you. We provide residential and commercial pest control services, and we have more than 25 years of experience helping property owners just like you. Contact our team today to get started!