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Have you spotted cockroaches crawling around your home in broad daylight? Take care of cockroach infestations right away with Inman-Murphy’s Memphis roach control services.
As nocturnal creatures, cockroaches prefer to live and feed in dark, moist places. If you’re seeing cockroaches during the day, you may have a roach infestation. Learn more about cockroaches and how Inman-Murphy’s Memphis roach control services can help.
Warning Signs for Cockroach Infestations
If cockroaches are crawling around in plain daylight, this is a sign you may have a cockroach infestation. Consider these additional warning signs to know if you need professional roach control services to eliminate cockroaches for good.
- Cockroach Feces – Small cockroach feces resemble black pepper or coffee grounds, while larger cockroaches leave cylindrical droppings. The extent of visible feces can indicate the severity of an infestation.
- Unpleasant Smells – If your home is infested with cockroaches, you may experience a strong oily or musty odor.
- Dead Cockroaches – As roaches die, they leave oval-shaped body cases which can be visible behind furniture or other dark locations. Sometimes they can be found in cracks in the walls or spaces between books.
- Search Dark, Hidden Places – Since roaches prefer to hide in dark, moist places, search behind stoves, refrigerators, inside major appliances, or even under floor drains. Due to the ability to flatten their bodies, they can sneak into narrow areas such as behind wallpaper, within cracks, or under rubber mats.
How Do Cockroaches Enter Your Home?
Roaches aren’t necessarily an indicator of a dirty home. Cockroaches could enter your home in several ways.
- A roach may have burrowed into a grocery bag at the store.
- One may have jumped into your briefcase or purse at work.
- You may have carried roach eggs into your home without even knowing it.
- Many species are attracted to water or can come inside when there is heavy rains outside
Because roaches typically only come out at night, you may not have known you had roaches until they bred and added more family members to the party. They thrive on very little and need only water, food, and warm shelter to live a happy life.
I Have Cockroaches in My Home – What Do I Do?
If you experienced one or all of the warning signs of a cockroach infestation, now is the time to act. The longer you wait, the more time cockroaches have to breed and make their home in your walls or behind your furniture and appliances.
Call the professional exterminators at Inman-Murphy as soon as you realize you may have a cockroach infestation. Inman-Murphy exterminators are trained and knowledgeable on finding the places they like to hide and removing roaches and their eggs from your home for good.
Frequently Asked Questions about Roach Control
The following are common questions about roach control and dealing with cockroach issues in the home.
- How do I know if I have a cockroach infestation?
Signs of a cockroach problem in your home can be identified by various physical evidence such as droppings, shed skin, cockroach eggs, damage, bad odors, and actual sightings in kitchens or basements.
- Are cockroaches harmful to your health?
Cockroaches are known for spreading bacteria and diseases. If you don’t control a cockroach infestation fast enough, you could risk the spread of salmonella and gastroenteritis. Bacteria are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and deposited on food and utensils. As soon as you see a cockroach in your home, call the experts at Inman-Murphy for professional roach control services.
- Can cockroaches cause allergies?
Yes. Cockroach allergens come from the feces, saliva, and bodies of the bugs. Cockroach allergy can be a big problem for children and elderly who live in inner cities, the South, and people of lower socioeconomic status. Symptoms include itchy skin, eyes, nose, and asthma. Professional extermination services can eliminate roaches to keep cockroach allergy symptoms at bay.
- What do cockroaches eat?
Cockroaches will consume almost anything organic that’s available to them. This can include books, hair, leather, sweets, cheese, and starches. They’ve also been known to eat decaying matter such as dead trees and wood, though their diet can depend on the environment they inhabit. Cockroaches can live for a few days or up to a week without water.
- How do I prevent cockroaches?
Cockroaches are always in search of food, shelter, and water sources. The most effective way to prevent them from being in your home is to limit access to these sources and seal up cracks where they may enter.
- Are baits effective for controlling cockroaches?
Cockroach baits can be placed in hidden areas of kitchens and basements. They work by cockroaches smelling the bait, eating it, and bringing it back to their colony. Once a poisoned cockroach dies, the others in the colony will eat the carcass and die from the poisoning as well.
Baits are often the first line of defense. However, when cockroaches get familiar with the taste of bait, they develop an aversion to it. At Inman-Murphy, we specialize in a variety of roach control services that are safe and effective for use in the home.
- What treatments do you use to get rid of cockroaches?
Our roach control treatments are non-toxic and safe for use around children and pets. Products may include gel baits, sprays, or dusting powders targeted at crevices where cockroaches hide.
- Is it possible to get rid of cockroaches for good?
Cockroaches can be eliminated from homes, but re-infestations may occur. Some cockroaches enter a home from the outside. Sealing cracks and holes in outside walls and regular exterior control services can keep invasions from reoccurring. An Inman-Murphy roach control specialist can look for conditions which may lead to a cockroach infestation and create a treatment plan to make sure they don’t return.
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At Inman-Murphy, we make it simple for you by taking care of your cockroach issue with little impact or disruption on you. You can expect professional service and quality results when you choose us for Memphis roach control. Don’t delay. Call us at (901) 388-0852 to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate online today.
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