Keeping Roaches Away From Your Tucson Home The Easy Way

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Cockroaches are unsanitary pests that you never want to see in your home, but did you know that a cockroach infestation can be dangerous for your health? The Tucson pest control experts at Conquistador Pest & Termite can help stop an infestation before it gets worse. 

Does Seeing One Cockroach Mean You Have An Infestation?

There are several types of cockroaches that you're likely to encounter in a Tucson home, including German cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, American cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches. No matter what type of cockroach you've spotted, seeing one inside your home is never a good sign. 

Spotting a cockroach inside your home doesn't necessarily mean that you have an infestation, but it does mean that you have to act fast. Cockroaches can reproduce quickly, and if you've seen one in your home, there's likely something in your home that will attract more roaches before you've removed their entry points. It's best to call a professional roach pest control company at the first sign of a cockroach in your home, to prevent an infestation from occurring or from getting worse than it already is. 

Roaches In Your Home Can Be Very Hazardous To Your Health

Cockroaches can bring harmful pathogens into your home due to their unsanitary nature. They are known to carry an array of bacteria, fungi, molds, and viruses as they travel from unsanitary conditions, such as inside sewers, into your home. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a few of these diseases, including:

  • Cholera: An acute diarrheal illness that you can catch when you swallow food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria. It's possible to have a mild illness with no symptoms, but it can also become severe and life-threatening.
  • Typhoid fever: A contagious disease caused by bacteria. Symptoms include a high fever, stomach pain, headache, and cough. Some develop a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. Internal bleeding and death can occur as well. 
  • Dysentery: An intestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea with blood. This infection usually lasts between three and seven days and is contagious among people. 
  • Diarrhea: A common problem, defined by having loose, watery, and frequent bowel movements.

Additionally, cockroaches can aggravate allergies and trigger asthma attacks. They can also increase the risks of severe complications of an asthma attack. Do not underestimate the health risks that come with cockroach infestations! 

Five Tips To Keep Cockroaches Away From Your Home

If you're wondering how to keep cockroaches away for good, follow these tips:

  1. Remove any potential sources of water and moisture.
  2. Fix cracks and holes in the walls that roaches may use to access your home.
  3. Screen all windows and vents, along with other potential entry points.
  4. Vacuum often.
  5. Properly store all food, including pet food, in airtight containers. 

While these handy tips can effectively keep roaches away from your home, they're best paired with professional pest control services, such as the ones we offer at Conquistador Pest & Termite. 

The Call To Make For Total Cockroach Control For Your Home

If you're sick of trying to find out how to deter cockroaches effectively or how to remove them for good, your search has come to an end. The experts at Conquistador Pest & Termite are ready to help you! Whether you're suffering from an infestation of tiny roaches or larger, massive cockroaches, we have enough experience to handle any roach problem you may have.

At Conquistador Pest & Termite, we provide effective cockroach control for Tuscon homeowners. Call us today to find out more and to receive your free estimate. 

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