Answering Kansas City's Questions About Cockroaches

February 14, 2020

How familiar are you with cockroaches? Growing up, did you never see them in your home, or were they around so often that you started giving them names? Either way, we are sure you have some questions. We here at Augustine Exterminators are experts on cockroaches and will be answering 5 of our most frequently asked questions about them today. Knowing your enemy is the first step to achieving a cockroach-free home.

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Are Cockroaches Dangerous?

Yes. As pests go, cockroaches are about as dangerous as they come. Despite not having large teeth or venomous stingers, cockroaches pose a variety of threats within the homes they invade. The majority of these threats present themselves in the form of sickness. More specifically, cockroaches have been recorded to carry 33 different kinds of bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 dangerous parasitic pests. That is a lot of ways to get you and your family sick. And if all of this wasn’t enough, cockroaches can also increase asthma attacks and allergies with the skin they shed from their bodies. All around, having cockroaches in your home is just not safe.

How Do Cockroaches Get Into Homes?

Cockroaches can get into your home in a number of ways. Most commonly they will enter through a gap or crack in your home’s exterior. One particularly interesting way cockroaches can invade is through utility piping or sewer lines connecting homes. We recommend staying in touch with your neighbors. If they are having trouble with roaches, there is a good chance your home will be next.

What Home Remedies Keep Cockroaches Away?

There are many home remedies you can try to deter cockroaches. One common method many people try involves using scents that cockroaches hate. Scents like peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus are high up on the list. The only problem with this is that it is effective over time. These scents pose no danger to cockroaches. With enough motivation to get into your Kansas City home, roaches will just ignore these bad smells altogether.
 
Another method homeowners sometimes use is store-bought cockroach control products. We do not recommend this method for your home. Almost all store-bought cockroach control products contain dangerous chemicals. If used in the wrong location in the wrong quantities, these sprays and liquid applications can pose a threat to your family and pets. Furthermore, topical sprays will only kill the roaches they touch. This method will do nothing to kill roaches hiding in your wall voids and other hidden places. If you really want to keep cockroaches out of your home, we recommend leaving treatments in the hands of the professionals.

How Do You Kill Cockroaches?

Checking the internet, you will find many proposed solutions to eliminate cockroaches. Some involve using sticky traps, others involve applying chemical-based products around your Kansas City home. Our recommendation is that you forgo DIY all together as it can be messy, dangerous, and usually ineffective. The last thing we want is for you to waste your time, money, and effort, only to still be dealing with cockroaches at the end of the day.

What Is The Quickest Way To Get Cockroaches Out Of A Home?

If you are looking for a reliable and sure-fire way to get and keep cockroaches out of your home, the professionals here at Augustine Exterminators, Inc are here to help. We have been fighting cockroaches for homeowners since 1966 and would be happy to share our quality services and years of success with you and your home. No extra hassle, no wasted money, just results, plain and simple.
 
Give us a call today if you have more questions or to schedule cockroach control services for your Kansas City home. We have your best answer to pest problems.

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