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Outdoor Cockroach Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Outdoor Cockroaches

a cockroach outside

Learn about the cockroaches that call our outdoor spaces home and how to keep them out of your house with the help of this pest guide.

Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Cockroaches

What are outdoor cockroaches?

Several species of outdoor cockroaches live in Goldsboro, North Carolina. These roaches regularly find their way into our yards to take advantage of the food, water, and shelter they provide. 

Examples of outdoor cockroaches in Goldsboro include:

  • American cockroaches: Large reddish-brown roaches with a yellowish figure-eight-like marking behind their heads. They have wings and are capable of flight.

  • Smokybrown cockroaches: Dark, glossy brown roaches that are uniform in color. They look very similar to American cockroaches but lack the yellow markings; they are also capable of flight. 

  • Brown-banded cockroaches: Small cockroaches named for the two light bands of color running across their dark brown bodies. 

If cockroaches have found their way to your property to take advantage of the necessities it provides, don't delay in seeking help. For exceptional cockroach control in Goldsboro, turn to our professionals at Arrest A Pest Exterminators.

Are outdoor cockroaches dangerous?

Outdoor cockroaches aren’t usually as problematic for homeowners as those that like to live indoors with us. However, that doesn’t mean they are harmless or that we should feel the need to share our yards with them. There is no such thing as a good cockroach when it comes to your property. Controlling these cockroaches and reducing their outdoor populations will reduce the chances of these pests finding their way inside, where they can cause serious harm. 

Outdoor cockroaches are opportunistic scavengers that live in less than sanitary environments. Cockroaches pose significant health risks in our homes, including spreading illness, parasites, and allergens.

Why do I have an outdoor cockroach problem?

As their name suggests, outdoor cockroaches are types of cockroaches that prefer to live outside. Usually, when they get into our homes, it is by hitchhiking their way inside. Excess moisture from leaky pipes, dripping hoses, and poor ventilation also draw outdoor cockroaches into our homes.

Outdoor cockroaches are usually only a problem for people when they develop large populations in our yards or when we regularly spot them inside our homes.

Where will I find outdoor cockroaches?

Outdoor cockroaches are typically found living in damp, dark places. Most will live in the damp soil under fallen tree branches, mulch, leaf litter, or wood piles. Gardens, flowerbeds, firewood piles, and areas of yard debris are common gathering grounds for these pests. 

Some other places where it is likely to come across outdoor cockroaches include:

  • Sewers

  • Drains

  • Garbage dumps

If you notice what you think are cockroaches scurrying around the exterior of your home, immediately reach out to a professional for help. The faster you seek treatment for these pests, the better.

How do I get rid of outdoor cockroaches?

We can help you eliminate the cockroaches in Goldsboro that have become a problem on your property. With over two decades of pest control experience, you can trust us to eliminate outdoor cockroaches and prevent them from returning. We will perform a thorough inspection, treat the active infestation, and create a follow-up treatment schedule to get rid of cockroaches. To learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control offerings, contact us today.

How can I prevent outdoor cockroaches in the future?

To prevent problems with outdoor cockroaches in and around your home, utilize the following prevention tips. 

  • Eliminate excess moisture in the soil through proper drainage and irrigation.

  • Quickly repair leaky outdoor fixtures, hoses, and air conditioners.

  • Make sure to keep tight-fitting lids on trashcans.

  • Create a barrier between mulch and your home’s exterior.

  • Store firewood up off the ground and away from your home.

  • Rake up and remove fallen leaves, dead grass, and other lawn debris. 

For local cockroach control to remove these pests from your property, contact the experts at Arrest A Pest Exterminators. We are here to meet all your pest control needs!

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