How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My Jacksonville Home?

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It's a common consensus that cockroaches are a terrible pest to experience and that they have no place in any home. As you will learn, cockroaches are not only annoying but dangerous, posing significant health risks to the people whose homes they infest.

But with expert Jacksonville pest control from B&T Pest Control, you can have a home free of these pests. So keep reading to find out just how to do it.

How Can I Be Sure Its Roaches In My Home?

You might think a cockroach infestation would be obvious, but the reality is that it can go unnoticed for some time. Cockroaches are typically nocturnal pests, and most species will scurry and hide when you turn the lights on, so there is a good chance you won't see adult cockroaches at the start. However, there are several signs you can look out for as an indication of a cockroach problem. These signs include coffee ground-like droppings, smear marks, oblong egg capsules, unpleasant odors, and damage or chew marks on food packaging.

Can Cockroaches In My House Really Make Me Sick?

Yes! Cockroaches are some of the most concerning pests regarding health and safety. These pests have strong immune systems, which allow them to live in filthy places where they can pick up bacteria, parasites, and diseases. The diseases spread by cockroaches include, but aren't limited to, cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis, giardia, listeriosis, salmonellosis, and typhoid fever. 

And not only do cockroaches spread diseases and bacteria, but they also create allergens, which can affect people with allergies and asthma and cause contamination. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Roaches In My House Fast?

The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches fast is with the help of pest control professionals. Jacksonville residents with cockroach concerns can work with B&T Pest Control for reliable treatments that eliminate existing cockroach issues and help prevent future ones.

Proper identification is essential to treat any pest problem, so our service team members you work with will perform an in-depth inspection. Our inspections provide cockroach identification and what is causing the infestation in the first place. From there, we proceed with a treatment plan that targets your home's specific pest issue.

When working with us at B&T Pest Control, you can have year-round protection from pests with one of our pest control programs, so be sure to ask about it when you call for an estimate!

How Can I Prevent Future Cockroach Infestations?

Cockroaches are one of the most challenging pests to eliminate, so you should leave it up to the professionals. Despite this, cockroach prevention doesn't need to be complicated.

Here are several tips you can use to prevent future cockroach infestations on your Jacksonville property:

  • Seal cracks in the foundation, cover vents and drains, replace damaged screens and fill any other gaps on your home's exterior to remove entry points.
  • Seal open food in air-tight containers or the refrigerator, make sure all garbage cans have a lid that fits well, clean up pet waste in your yard, and keep your home clean of food debris to eliminate food sources.
  • Check for any ventilation problems, use dehumidifiers, and make necessary repairs to reduce moisture inside your home.
  • Remove leaves and other organic debris from your yard, including dead trees and stumps, and keep it well-maintained to eliminate moisture outside.
  • Keep the inside of your home organized to help make it less attractive to these pests that like to hide among

Don't forget to contact B&T Pest Control for the cockroach control services you need!

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