Roach Infestation Mitigation Tips For Tucson Homeowners

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Finding a roach in your house is concerning for several reasons, but partly because there is rarely only one. These social pests live together in groups and are prolific breeders, so taking action at the first signs of trouble is essential. This article will give you the information you need to get rid of these troublesome pests and keep them from coming back.

We’ll describe the most common species that invade homes in the Tucson area and explain where they come from and how they get inside. We’ll also provide maintenance tips to ensure your house stays cockroach-free from here on out. Continue reading to learn more about cockroach control in Tucson with the experts from Conquistador Pest & Termite.

Common Species Of Cockroaches Found In Tucson

Cockroaches are among the most adaptable pests on the planet and can survive conditions many other pests cannot. But they prefer comfortable environments around 70?, with plenty of food and water, making our climate-controlled homes the perfect place to invade. The following list describes the most common cockroach species in Tucson homes:

  • American cockroaches are reddish-brown with a yellow figure-eight pattern behind the head.

  • German cockroaches are light brown to tan, with two dark, almost parallel stripes on the back behind the head.

  • Oriental cockroaches are black to dark reddish-brown and have a glossy appearance.

If you need assistance identifying and eliminating cockroaches in your home, the pros at Conquistador Pest & Termite are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our roach control services or to request a free estimate.

Where Did These Cockroaches Come From?

One of the worst characteristics of cockroaches is the places they spend their time before entering homes. Roaches crawl through and feed on decaying matter, sewage, and garbage, picking up germs and pathogens on their spiny legs and bodies. If outdoor conditions become unsuitable or they need food or water sources, they often find their way into homes.

Cockroaches can invade homes in a few ways, including squeezing into tight cracks in the exterior of your house, getting carried in as stowaways in bags or boxes, or crawling up through open drains and vents. No matter where they come from or how they get in, what is most important is getting them out as soon as possible. Contact us today at Conquistador Pest & Termite to learn how we can help you get rid of these dirty pests.

Maintenance Tips: Ensuring Long-Term Cockroach Control

Long-term cockroach control involves regularly checking for and removing factors that will attract them (mainly food and water) and sealing any potential entryways into the house. Here are some maintenance tips to ensure you don’t have to deal with another cockroach infestation:

  • Seal small cracks and crevices on the exterior with silicone caulk.

  • Install mesh screens over drains and vents.

  • Store food in airtight containers.

  • Promptly repair any leaks or moisture problems in and around the house.

  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink or food out in the open.

Conquistador Pest & Termite can also help with exclusion work to ensure pests stay out. Contact us today to learn more about our roach prevention and control services.

Professional Roach Extermination: Call The Experts Right Away

The simplest and most effective way to get rid of these pests and keep them from coming back is to team up with a professional company like Conquistador Pest & Termite. Since 1977, we have been helping our neighbors protect their homes from cockroaches and other troublesome pests. Contact us today for a free estimate or to learn more about our cockroach pest control services.

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