Cockroach Control Done Right For Phoenix Homes

closeup of a cockroach

Cockroaches are unsanitary insects that are difficult to control once they invade your home. They often hide during the day, only coming out at night when you are asleep. They are not easy for homeowners to control because you may not be sure where they are hiding in your house.

The best solution for cockroach control is relying on a successful cockroach exterminator in Phoenix. When you hire the team at Protection Termite, we will inspect your home to determine the extent of your problem. We then determine the best solution for your situation, giving you peace of mind that these pests are no longer going to put your family’s health at risk.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Cockroaches

In Phoenix, we commonly see three kinds of cockroaches. Understanding each of the types of cockroaches you may have on your property can help you identify the best solution. These three cockroach species you may see in Phoenix include:

  • American cockroaches: American cockroaches often live in areas that are damp, like basements, and they prefer to move around at night. They are more active when temperatures are above 70 degrees.
  • German cockroaches: These cockroaches are mostly active at night. You may rarely see them, although if you are seeing them in areas where food is not present, you probably have a significant infestation.
  • Oriental cockroaches: These roaches are able to thrive in cooler temperatures than other roaches common to Phoenix. They often enter the home through drains, and they live in basements and crawl spaces.

The steps we take at Protection Termite for how to get rid of cockroaches will depend heavily on the type of roach you have. We specialize our control techniques based on the species we are seeing.

How Cockroaches Spread Around Dangerous Pathogens

Because cockroaches live in damp conditions and often crawl through sewage, trash, and rotting food, they can pick up bacteria and viruses that stick to their legs. They then can transfer those dangerous pathogens onto clean surfaces and foods in your home, contaminating them.

If you see cockroach droppings in your home, these also can be quite dangerous for humans. The droppings may have bacteria on them, meaning you could become ill after exposure. More frequently, though, the droppings can trigger allergic reactions in some humans.

The Problems With Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control

Although you can purchase quite a few roach control products in your local store, such as sprays or cockroach traps for your Phoenix home, such do-it-yourself remedies don’t come with a guarantee. After you deploy one of these products, you may believe you are in the clear. However, if you do not completely eliminate the pests, they could return in large numbers again while your guard is down. 

Additionally, some of these products may have dangerous ingredients in them. If you do not know how to handle these products, it could expose you to substances that could make you sick. Relying on a professional pest control service means you can be certain we are deploying the products and treatments in the safest possible manner for you and your family.

The Best Cockroach Control Solution For Phoenix Homes

The local home pest control experts at Protection Termite will give you the level of service that you want. We thoroughly inspect your home, seeking signs of these insects in common and uncommon places. Through our inspection, we may not find signs of an infestation, meaning you can sleep easier at night. However, if we do discover a problem with roaches, we know how to control them and can help you take steps to keep them from coming back. 

For an inspection of your Phoenix property or for any questions you may have, reach out to Protection Termite today.