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Cockroach Control in Raleigh, NC

Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home & Business

Here in North Carolina, cockroaches are prevalent pests. Known to spread disease and trigger allergies, these aren’t pests you want hanging around your property. Luckily, our cockroach control team offers comprehensive roach control services throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas. 

If you need cockroach control solutions for your home or business, call our team at Pest and Termite Consultants at (919) 246-8831 today.

Our Cockroach Control Process

If you discover cockroaches in your home, it’s not something to take lightly. Where there is one roach, many more are likely hidden out of sight.
Here at Pest and Termite Consultants, we take a two-pronged approach to our cockroach control services by utilizing both baiting and spraying methods to eliminate current cockroach infestations and prevent future invasions. We offer professional cockroach control services for various common species, including German, American, and wood cockroaches. With our services, your property can remain cockroach-free, and you can rest easy knowing that your family is protected from cockroaches!

Spray Treatments

We apply a liquid spray to the inside and outside of your home, attic, crawl spaces, and garage areas. Our treatments are eco-friendly and safe for pets, so there is no need to worry about monitoring your pets through the treatment process.

Bait Stations

Before choosing where to place the bait stations, we’ll inspect your home and consider your specific needs, allowing us to customize the bait station locations and place them where they’ll be the most effective.

Cockroach Control FAQ 

Can Cockroaches Fly?

Absolutely, some cockroaches in Raleigh can fly! While not all species take to the skies, the American Cockroach and Smokybrown Cockroach are known to spread their wings. If you spot these flyers in your home, contact Pest and Termite Solutions for expert assistance. However, many species lack functional wings and cannot fly. 

Is it true that cockroaches can trigger allergies? 

Cockroaches can trigger allergies in some people. The National Pest Management Association has found that about 63% of American homes contain cockroach allergens on average. 

Cockroaches can cause allergic reactions in the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. They can also trigger asthma attacks in people who have asthma. Cockroach allergens can be found in their droppings, body parts, and secretions. When these allergens are present in high concentrations, they can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Do cockroaches bite?

Cockroaches do not typically bite humans, but they may if they are handled or threatened. Some species of cockroaches are known to bite other insects. If a cockroach bites you, do not panic—cockroaches are not known to spread diseases by biting. They can, however, spread diseases by contaminating food and surfaces with their droppings. If you are dealing with a cockroach infestation, be sure to clean the surfaces of your home often.

How do cockroaches reproduce so quickly? 

Cockroaches reproduce through parthenogenesis, which means they can reproduce without mating. Female cockroaches can lay up to 40 eggs at a time. The eggs are then deposited into a protected location like a crack or crevice, making them hard to reach without the right tools.
Because cockroaches do not need a mate to reproduce, their populations can quickly become out of control. Our treatments are designed to eliminate a cockroach infestation—eggs and all. 

What are the differences between German, American, and wood cockroaches?

American homes typically deal with three different species of cockroach: German, American, and wood. 

Here is a little information about each species of cockroach that you are likely to encounter in your home: 

  • German Cockroaches: German cockroaches are one of the most common species of cockroaches found in homes and buildings. They are small, usually around 1/2-5/8 inch long, and are light brown to tan in color. They have two distinct dark stripes behind their head. They are known to be aggressive biters, so do not handle German cockroaches with your hands.
  • American Cockroaches: American cockroaches are one of the largest species of cockroaches, typically measuring 1-3 inches long. They are reddish-brown in color and have a yellowish figure-eight pattern on the back of their head. They are known to be strong fliers and found in places like basements, sewers, and crawl spaces.
  • Wood Cockroaches: Wood cockroaches are generally found in wooded areas and houses close to the woods. They are usually 1-1.5 inches long and are dark brown to black in color. They are not traditionally found in indoor areas and are not considered pests. They are not known to be biters.

It’s worth noting that many other species of cockroaches are found worldwide, and they can vary in size, color, and habits; however, you are likely to only run into the species we discussed above.

Can Cockroaches Return After Treatment? 

Cockroaches can technically return after treatment; however, our control treatments eliminate infestations. Depending on the severity of the infestation, it may take more than one application to eliminate cockroach populations. Cockroaches tend to be resilient and reproduce quickly, so they may return if conditions in the home are favorable for their survival. 

To prevent the return of cockroaches, do your best to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the home. Vacuuming regularly, sealing cracks and crevices around baseboards, cabinets, and other possible entryways, and quickly cleaning up food residue will all help to create an environment that is not conducive to cockroach infestations. We will also identify potential entry points and provide more thorough treatments that prevent further infestations.

If your cockroach problem returns after we apply our treatments, get in touch with us as soon as possible. 

What Is the Best Way To Eliminate Cockroaches?

For tackling cockroach infestations, enlisting the services of a professional pest control company proves to be the optimal choice. Cockroaches, known for their resilience, pose a considerable challenge for DIY elimination. Pest control professionals possess the essential knowledge, experience, and effective products needed to target and eliminate cockroach infestations comprehensively.

Through meticulous assessment of the problem's extent, identification of hiding spots, and application of specialized treatments, they ensure the eradication of cockroaches at all life stages. Furthermore, these companies often extend follow-up services to confirm complete eradication and provide valuable advice on preventing future occurrences. The decision to hire a pest control company emerges as the most reliable and efficient strategy to combat a cockroach problem.

Why Are Cockroaches Considered Pests?

Cockroaches are considered pests because they can spread diseases and trigger allergies. They can contaminate food and surfaces with their droppings, which can lead to health issues. Additionally, their presence can cause anxiety and discomfort.

How Can I Prevent a Cockroach Infestation?

To prevent a cockroach infestation, it is important to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in your home or business. Keep your living or working spaces clean, vacuum regularly, seal cracks and crevices, and eliminate sources of food and water. Regular pest control inspections and treatments can also help prevent infestations.

Are DIY Cockroach Control Methods Effective?

While DIY cockroach control methods may provide temporary relief, they are often not as effective as professional pest control services. Cockroaches can be resilient and difficult to eliminate completely without proper knowledge and tools. Professional pest control services can provide targeted treatments and ongoing monitoring to ensure long-term control.

Why You Should Hire Professional Cockroach Control Services

While some homeowners may attempt to handle their cockroach infestation independently, it is crucial to recognize that this can be arduous. Our team at Pest and Termite Consultants has the knowledge and experience necessary to address a cockroach infestation effectively and quickly. 

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should not try to handle a cockroach infestation without our help:

  • Cockroaches are difficult to find and eradicate: Cockroaches can hide easily in small cracks, crevices, wall voids, and other hard-to-reach areas. We have the technology and experience necessary to locate these hiding places and apply the proper treatments for an effective cockroach removal process. If you try to perform this on your own, you will likely miss an area in which cockroaches are hiding and waiting to strike again, increasing the likelihood that your infestation will return.
  • Cockroaches can reproduce quickly: Female cockroaches can lay up to 40 eggs at a time, so an infestation can quickly become unmanageable. We have the tools and methods to rapidly and efficiently contain the infestation.
  • Cockroaches can spread germs and bacteria: Cockroaches can carry disease-causing organisms, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious health issues. 

By enlisting the help of our team, you can be sure that we will address your cockroach infestation quickly and effectively. Don’t let a cockroach infestation take over your home or business—get help from the experts today.

Contact Us Today

If you are dealing with cockroaches in your home, do not wait until the problem becomes unmanageable. Our team will come to your home and eliminate the infestation with affordable, eco-friendly treatments.

If you are ready to get rid of the roaches, call us at (919) 246-8831 or contact us online today.

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