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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

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What You Need To Know About Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most unhygienic pests to encounter around your property, and professional cockroach control in Goldsboro, NC, is the best way to defeat these prolific insects.


Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

There are many types of cockroaches around Goldsboro, NC, but when we refer to "indoor cockroaches," we’re referring to the species of cockroaches that are most commonly found infiltrating the interior areas of homes and businesses. The German cockroach is the most likely to cause problems around Goldsboro, and this prolific pest is both adaptable and very difficult to get rid of.

German cockroaches are small and appear tan to light brown in color. They have two darker parallel stripes running down their back, and they are known for invading kitchens, food pantry areas, bathrooms, and basements.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are dangerous to encounter because they scavenge throughout your surfaces, crawling over counters and within food storage or preparation spaces. Cockroaches are highly unhygienic, and having this pest crawl around indoors results in an increased risk of serious illnesses such as salmonellosis, giardiasis, and listeriosis. 

Additionally, cockroaches trigger allergic reactions and respiratory issues in sensitive individuals. The main culprit of these problems is a protein found in the cockroaches’ egg cases, shed skins, saliva, and droppings, which tend to be everywhere once a cockroach infestation is taking place.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Your property most likely has a cockroach problem because many of the factors that attract this pest inside are easily accessible. Cockroaches will slip through any gap or crack they can to infiltrate food storage spaces and create their nests, which means that you need to be proactive about cockroach-proofing your home and removing food and moisture that might attract these pests.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are typically drawn to warm, dark, and secluded areas, and areas that are near food. You will most likely find indoor cockroaches around kitchens, at the backs of cabinets and drawers, hiding under appliances, in food pantry areas, and in bathrooms or basements. Total elimination of all cockroaches and their eggs is necessary to defeat an infestation of indoor cockroaches.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Get rid of cockroaches the easy way by contacting Arrest-A-Pest Exterminators the moment you suspect this pest is invading your property. Our service technicians will provide you with reliable, effective services that remove all traces of cockroaches from your property and ensure you and those you care about are protected from the dangers that a cockroach infestation brings.

Contact us today to learn more or get started with our home pest control and commercial pest control plans.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Prevent future problems with cockroaches by following our expert tips below:

Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, and doors to keep cockroaches from slipping inside.

Utilize window and door screens in addition to weatherstripping and door sweeps to totally cockroach-proof interior areas.

Use trash cans outdoors with tight-fitting lids to stop roaches from scavenging and being drawn to your property.

Store all leftover food properly and use airtight containers when possible to make it difficult for cockroaches to infest stored items.

Clean up all food and drink spills immediately to stop the aroma from attracting hungry cockroaches.

Dispose of trash promptly and always seal trash bags tightly to keep roaches out.


For more information on cockroach prevention or for assistance with cockroach removal, reach out to Arrest-A-Pest Exterminators today.


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