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Warren Homeowner's Complete Guide To Effective Cockroach Control

August 07, 2022 - Cockroaches

Nothing is more embarrassing than to have a cockroach scurry across the floor when guests are present. It is infuriating to wake up in the morning and groggily stumble into the kitchen to brew a cup of coffee, only to be greeted by a couple of cockroaches on the kitchen counter. 

Since Michigan's climate is conducive to these pests, you need to secure the Warren pest control services of Maple Lane Pest Control. Our team of licensed professionals will remove the cockroach problem from your Warren home and give you peace of mind. 

Species Of Cockroaches That Can Be Found In Warren

Out of the nearly 4,500 species of cockroaches worldwide, Michigan is home to the following five species:

  • American Cockroaches
  • German Cockroaches
  • Oriental Cockroaches
  • Brown-banded Cockroaches
  • Wood Cockroaches

Although American cockroaches tend to live outdoors, they will come into homes due to significant changes in temperatures and while searching for food. American cockroaches prefer warm, dark, and moist environments provided by sewers and drains and eat fermented foods and materials found in those areas.  

German cockroaches are the most common species worldwide. The light brown insects need to be near food and moisture sources and prefer areas where the temperature is between 70℉ and 80℉. They are in bathrooms, but they also frequent living rooms, bedrooms, and dens. German cockroaches enjoy eating all types of food, plus glue, toothpaste, and soap.

Sometimes known as "waterbugs," oriental cockroaches have a dark reddish-brown to a black body. These pests prefer the outdoors but may invade homes during the summer months. In the house, they live in the damp, cool areas found in basements and crawl spaces. Oriental cockroaches enjoy eating decaying garbage and starchy foods. 

Brown-banded cockroaches are small and have a pair of light brown bands across their dark brown body. They are in bathrooms, behind picture frames, kitchen cabinets, electrical outlets, and refrigerator motors. Unlike the American, German, and oriental cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches prefer dry areas hotter than 80℉. 

Although wood cockroaches live in wooded areas, they are known to wander into homes. Unlike other cockroaches who are active primarily at night, these pests are active during the day and night. Furthermore, they do not reproduce while in a house due to the lack of consistent moisture.

Why A Cockroach Infestation Is Considered Dangerous

Since cockroaches prefer decaying foods and unsanitary sewers and drains, they are dangerous to your health. As they crawl over rotting materials, the spines on their legs and body pick up the bacteria, viruses, and worms. These disease-causing elements fall off their bodies as they crawl over kitchen and bathroom counters and inside cabinets. Infections linked to cockroaches include: 

  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Hepatitis
  • Norovirus
  • Parasitic Worms

Furthermore, their defecation triggers asthma attacks and allergic reactions in some children. Cockroaches are filthy pests, and you need to take steps to get rid of cockroaches from your home by securing the services of Maple Lane Pest Control.

Five Naturally Effective Cockroach Prevention Tips

If you are wondering how do I get rid of cockroaches in my home, here are prevention tips you can implement immediately: 

  1. Clean the pantry, kitchen, and laundry areas.
  2. Disinfect all countertop surfaces daily.
  3. Remove contents from cabinets and disinfect the area and contents.
  4. Keep garbage cans sealed.
  5. Store food in air-tight containers.

Before our team arrives to eliminate the cockroach population in the home, these steps will deter cockroaches. After our team eliminates the cockroaches in the house, implementing these tips will prevent future infestations.

The Trick To Total Cockroach Control For Warren Homes

The key to cockroach control is the destruction of cockroach eggs. Our professional, trained team at Maple Lane Pest Control uses environmentally safe tools to destroy cockroach eggs preventing new cockroaches in the home. Contact us today, and we will end the cockroach nuisance in your Warren home

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