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Why Are Roaches So Hard To Get Rid Of On Your Own In Charlotte

Cockroaches on a sticky trap

Cockroaches are not simply a bothersome pest. There are over 4,000 species of these unwanted insects, at least 30 of which make their way into homes. They can find their way into your home through the tiniest cracks in the exterior. Once inside, these prodigious breeders quickly multiply. The infestation grows quickly and can not only trigger severe allergic reactions but can also easily spread a number of dangerous diseases to humans.

If you witness signs of a roach infestation, contact Go-Forth Home Services for the best pest control in Charlotte. In this blog, we'll explain how you can clearly tell that you have a cockroach problem in your home and why it's dangerous. Furthermore, we'll discuss how the DIY approach to cockroach control is a losing battle and how Go-Forth Home Services can help to get rid of cockroaches for good.

Clear Signs of Cockroaches in Your Home

Do cockroaches come out during the day? Probably not. Cockroaches are nocturnal, so they tend to scavenge for food and move around at night. In fact, they have a real aversion to light. Due to this trait, you may have a roach problem in your home and never actually see a cockroach. That's alright though because there are other signs that you may have a roach problem, including:

  • Musty smells
  • Trails of skin sheddings
  • Chew marks on food containers
  • Remnant eggs left behind
  • Feces that appear like coffee grounds

If you observe any of these cockroach signs, call the professionals today to assess and remedy the situation.

Why It’s Dangerous to Have Roaches in Your Home

Cockroaches in Charlotte are dangerous pests. While they are unlikely to bite you, diseases are easily spread via cockroach legs. As they crawl over your home's surfaces and come into contact with your food, cockroaches leave behind dangerous pathogens that can spread salmonella, dysentery, typhoid fever, plague, and more. Some symptoms are salmonella are diarrhea, nausea, fever, and headaches. Don't take a cockroach problem lightly. Over the course of a year, if a roach problem is left untreated, you may have a massive cockroach problem on your hands. A single female cockroach can birth more than 500 offspring per year. With roaches, a small problem quickly becomes larger if left alone!

Why It Is So Hard to Get Rid of Roaches on Your Own

The first step to proper roach pest control is exclusion. Effective roach exclusion involves understanding just how roaches got into your home in the first place. Unless you remove all access points and properly remove food sources and hiding places, roaches will invariably find their way back in again. Improperly excluding roaches in the future makes the majority of DIY roach control efforts futile. In addition to the need to thoroughly exclude roaches, it is hard to locate and exterminate these pests in their entirety. They can hide in remote and hard-to-access areas of the house, including inside walls and in the tiniest of crawl spaces. A properly trained pest control technician can locate every roach, and correctly deploy the optimal baits.

The Call to Make for Total Cockroach Control for Your Home

If you have observed any signs of a roach infestation, don't take a chance by trying to exterminate them yourself. You could inadvertently endanger your family by deploying toxic chemicals incorrectly. If you do not properly exterminate roaches in a timely fashion, they will be able to reproduce and spread diseases. Call Go-Forth Home Services today to schedule an appointment. Our company was founded in 1959 and has been focused on providing the most effective pest control in Charlotte for over 60 years! We will assess your cockroach control needs, exterminate them, deploy the best exclusion methods to prevent them in the future and monitor your situation as needed moving forward.