If you have cockroaches in your Marlborough home, you have a problem – a big one. This guide will tell you the signs that you’ve got cockroaches, why they’re bad for your health, reasons why DIY cockroach control doesn’t work, and the trick to totally dominate in the fight for your home. Spoiler alert: The trick is calling in a professional Marlborough pest control company like Bug Bully Pest Control.
Clear Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Home
The two most common types of cockroaches in Massachusetts are the American cockroach and the German cockroach. American cockroaches grow to 1 ¼ to 2 ? inches long and are mahogany brown with a yellowish figure eight on their head. German cockroaches are ½ to ? inch long, light brown, and have two parallel dark lines on their back, just behind their head.
Both types of roaches leave similar signs when they’ve invaded your home. Cockroach droppings will show up on counters and in corners. American cockroach droppings are ? to ¼ inch long and resemble mouse droppings: rod-shaped with tapered ends. German cockroach droppings look like flecks of black pepper on your counter. Both types of roaches can leave smears on walls or counters where they’ve stepped in feces and dragged it along with them as they walk.
Both types of cockroaches leave egg capsules on flat surfaces. These capsules are dark brown and segmented. Each contains up to 40 eggs. Both kinds of roaches also emit a musty odor when there are a lot of them in your house. Of course, the definitive sign of a cockroach infestation is seeing the roaches themselves.
At this point, you might be wondering, “Why do I have cockroaches?” Roaches are after the same thing in your home that you are: shelter, water, and food.
Cockroaches Can Be Very Harmful To Your Health
Cockroaches are filthy Marlborough pests, picking up a variety of diseases that can make you extremely ill if you contract them, including:
- Typhoid fever
- E. coli
German roaches can also cause severe allergic reactions and potentially life-threatening asthma attacks, especially in children. However, it’s possible to develop an allergy to German cockroaches at any age. That’s why professional cockroach control in Marlborough is so crucial at the first signs of an infestation.
Why Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control Often Fails
You may see people online claiming that they know how to get rid of cockroaches naturally. Unfortunately, those claims just aren’t true. There’s no way to get rid of cockroaches naturally. For one thing, you would need to find all of their harborage sites – the places where roaches live.
You may set out bait stations and see a reduction in the number of roaches running around your kitchen for a little while, but then you have a bunch of dead roach bodies to deal with and likely still have a thriving population within your walls. You could try using foggers, but they don’t always get into all the harborages, either.
The fact of the matter is that you just don’t have access to the products and training of a professional pest control company that knows how to get rid of cockroaches in your Marlborough home for good.
The Trick To Total Cockroach Control For Your Home
Bug Bully Pest Control uses a five-step process to get rid of cockroaches in your Marlborough home:
- We use special equipment to fog harborage sites.
- We dust crevices and cracks where roaches hide.
- We apply liquid product where roaches tend to walk.
- We lay down another product that slows down reproduction rates.
- We bait areas where roaches tend to feed.
Trust Bug Bully Pest Control – we’re safe, local, and effective. We know how to get rid of cockroaches in your Marlborough home and keep them from coming back. Call us today for a free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Marlborough.