Cockroaches

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Cockroaches are common across the United States so you’ll encounter them in Las Vegas. Today, researchers have positively identified more than 4,000 species but there could be more. Another thing to note is that only 30 species are going to enter and live in human dwellings. Roughly five cockroach species can be found in our area. You cannot fix the problem until you know what you’re dealing with. Therefore, you have to work quickly to identify the species. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know why the cockroaches are in your home and how to get rid of them.

It can be difficult for ordinary Americans to identify the cockroach species they’re dealing with. Work with us because we can help. We offer full-scale cockroach services to ensure that the species are identified right away. Once we’ve done that, we can develop a plan to resolve the problem. Contact our office and we’ll begin working hard for you.

The Cockroach Species In Our Area

It is common for Las Vegas residents to encounter specific species, including German and American cockroaches.

German Cockroaches

As a result, German cockroaches can grow up to 5/8ths of an inch. They have a set of racing stripes on their heads and are either light tan or brown. One thing to know about German cockroaches and others is the fact that they’re prolific breeders. Once they’ve invaded your property, work quickly to get rid of them. They can produce 5 egg capsules during their life with each containing 30 to 40 eggs. German cockroaches prefer hiding under warm appliances, including dishwashers and ovens. They will develop wings but German cockroaches do not fly.

American Cockroaches

Adult American cockroaches can grow up to two inches and they’re reddish-brown. They have a dark plate on their head and it is surrounded by a lighter color. American cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches that can fly. Another bad thing about them is the fact that they’re going to live for a long time. It takes them up to two years to mature. After that, they can live for a year or longer. These cockroaches don’t infest a structure overnight. Instead, it takes them a few months or longer. They are often found in sewer systems, steam tunnels, and old structures downtown. If you’ve found a lot of American cockroaches around your property, there is a good chance that they’ve found a broken sewer pipe on your property.

It could be a dried plumbing pipe too. Although these are the most common cockroaches in Las Vegas, there are many more. Some of the other cockroaches you’ll encounter include brown-banded cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, Pennsylvania wood cockroaches, and Surinam cockroaches. You’ll learn more about these species below.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Although they are members of the same species, adult male and female Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are immensely different. Their sizes and wings are different. Females can reach three-quarters of an inch while males grow over an inch. Another thing to note is that males develop full wings, but females have shorter wings. These pests are primarily found in the eastern United States, including Pennsylvania. However, they can travel to other states. From time to time, residents of Las Vegas will encounter them. They’re primarily caused by blocked gutters, woodpiles, and wood siding.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

You may encounter Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches too. Although they’re only a third of an inch, they’re difficult to ignore. They are light tan with a few dark specks. These cockroaches are native to Europe but they’ve been harassing American residents since the mid-1900s. Today, they can be found in many states, including Nevada. They usually do not enter residences but they can. Even when they do, you can rest assured knowing they will not reproduce in your home. They will fly toward lights at night.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches grow over an inch in length. They’re always dark. They’re either black or dark brown. Female oriental cockroaches will not develop wings but males do. A female oriental cockroach can develop wings that cover three-quarters of their bodies. They’re a lot like American cockroaches but there are a few notable differences. Oriental cockroaches can live in cold weather much better so they can be found outside near your garbage cans.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

Finally, you’re going to encounter these cockroaches. They grow over an inch and are reddish-brown. These cockroaches are sometimes found in Nevada but they’re not as common as others. When they show up in our area, they likely traveled in a shipping package.

Surinam Cockroaches

Surinam cockroaches are only three-quarters of an inch but they’re incredibly unique. You’ll find that this species does not have any male members. Instead, all Surinam cockroaches are female. Surprisingly, they’re still prolific breeders. They hold eggs until they’ve hatched. Once this happens, the female cockroaches will give live births. These cockroaches do not travel too far north. They are often found in greenhouses.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Brown-banded cockroaches may invade your property at some point. These cockroaches only reach half an inch in length but they’re still difficult to ignore. They’re light tan or brown and share a lot with German cockroaches. The primary difference between the two is the fact that brown-banded cockroaches do not have racing stripes.

Reasons For Cockroach Infestations

Why have cockroaches invaded your property? Ultimately, you won’t know until you’ve identified the species. Once you’ve found out which species have invaded your property, you’ll know why they’ve invaded. In some cases, cockroaches are invading because they’re looking for food. If your home isn’t properly cleaned, cockroaches may come and eat your food crumbs. Alternatively, the pests might be invading due to broken sewer pipes or blocked gutters.

Dangers Associated With Cockroaches

Most people are worried about cockroaches and they should be. Unfortunately, cockroaches can indeed be very dangerous. Therefore, you cannot ignore the potential risks involved. As the cockroach infestation grows, the health risks are going to climb significantly. Therefore, it is pertinent to get rid of the infestation before it worsens. Cockroaches are not dangerous in the conventional sense because they don’t bite or inject venom. Nevertheless, a cockroach infestation will prove to be very risky. These pests often live in trash and feces. They’ll be covered in garbage and feces.

Then, they may walk through your food. If this happens, you might eat contaminated food and get sick. Cockroaches are often linked to salmonella poisoning outbreaks. They’ll also cause asthma symptoms to get much worse. Cockroaches can spread dysentery, diarrhea, and a handful of other illnesses. Get rid of them to protect the ones you love.

Eliminating A Cockroach Infestation Promptly

Begin working to get rid of the cockroaches on your property promptly. Remember that some cockroach invasions occur because the home hasn’t been cleaned properly. You can’t let this happen. A filthy home will give the cockroaches plenty of food to consume. Therefore, you need to clean your home thoroughly to eliminate their food sources. It might seem easy, but it won’t be. Eliminating cockroaches will prove to be very difficult. These household pests are difficult to eliminate and hard to handle. Many DIY methods are available but not all of them are worth it. Some of them are dangerous. We believe it is best for Las Vegas residents to work with a qualified exterminator.

We think this is the best way to tackle the problem and protect the people you love. Our company uses the latest techniques and tools to deal with cockroach invasions. When we have to use pesticides, we’re going to do so safely. We’ll use the precise amount needed to ensure that you’re going to be protected.

When Can You Begin?

Pick up your phone and call our Las Vegas office right now. After your call, we’ll make sure someone calls you back within a day or so.

Our Cockroach Treatments Are Safe

We hope you’ll give us the chance to serve you. We’re confident that we’re going to provide you with safe solutions. We always work diligently to find out which methods are going to work best. Our technicians are trained extensively to ensure that they can deliver safe results while protecting the client. We have to use insecticides to eliminate cockroaches but we take numerous steps to protect you. For instance, we’re going to use EPA-registered products because they’re safe. We only use products that are safe around people and pets. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Preventing Cockroach Invasions

Be sure to work hard to keep cockroaches out of your dwelling. Unfortunately, it won’t be easy. Once they’ve decided they want to enter your home, they will. Start by cleaning your home thoroughly so these pests cannot find food in your home. In addition to this, you should properly seal your home’s exterior walls. Seal all gaps and cracks around windows, doors, plumbing pipes, and utility lines. When you discover cockroaches around and in your home, don’t delay calling us. We’ll be ready to help.

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