The most common cockroach pests in Reno are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches. Sometimes Oriental cockroaches can be a problem as well, but they tend to live outside. If your exterior is free of gaps and cracks, they may stay out there. But, just because they rarely become permanent indoor roaches, doesn't mean you should allow them to live near your home.
You should take action at the first sign of roach activity on your property, no matter what cockroaches you see. This will help you guard against having a cockroach infestation. Let's take a look at what you can expect from Reno cockroaches, the issues they present, and why professional pest control in Reno is the best solution for prevention and control.
Cockroaches Are A Nuisance
The pest professionals here at Natura Pest Control deal with a lot of cockroach infestations. Most of the time, roaches are just a nuisance. Their presence in homes is disturbing, and many Reno residents just want the best control possible so that the cockroaches are completely removed. Unfortunately, roaches can sometimes present greater issues.
Cockroaches Can Cause Health Issues
The World Health Organization provides the best description of cockroaches. They call them unhygienic scavengers in human settlements. This is the basic issue with roaches. They're dirty. When they get into your home and crawl around, they're going to move bacteria around. This often leads to sickness and health issues.
When residents start getting sick or start to notice other problems (such as damage to wallpaper, clothing, or furniture) they can resort to using over-the-counter cockroach control products. But, when cockroach control products are administered improperly, they can also cause sickness. It's a double whammy.
Cockroaches Multiply Quickly
It is one thing to have a few nuisance roaches in your home spreading microorganisms; it is quite another to have a house full of them. Some roach species, like German cockroaches, do very well indoors and are able to create large populations. This roach species reproduces faster than other pest roaches in our area, and they are able to go from egg to reproductive adult in as little as 50 days. That means, every 50 days, the roaches in your home can multiply based on the number of females created. To put this in perspective: One egg pouch can have up to 50 eggs in it. If just 15 of those eggs contain female roaches, that is a 15 times increase in cockroaches in your home starting around day 50.
Other pest roaches in Reno don't fall far behind German cockroaches. It is best to treat cockroaches as soon as you start detecting roach activity in your home. When roaches go untreated, sickness and damage are likely to increase in relation to the roach population.
Cockroach Control Is Best
When residents in Reno realize they have a cockroach infestation, they often go to the internet for DIY solutions. Online "experts" offer up many tips for how to get rid of cockroaches naturally. These tips can have widely varying results as they're often not based on science. They are derived from the personal experience of the individuals sharing them. Just because roaches seem to go away, doesn't mean they're controlled, and just because someone got rid of roaches by using a home remedy, doesn't mean the remedy is what corrected the roach problem. Does that make sense?
If you're looking for how to get rid of cockroaches naturally, the best sources are the entomology departments of major universities, such as Penn State. Their web resources will give you pest management methods that are based on science, not speculation. You also have the option to go one step further and hire a scientist to deal with the cockroaches in your home. Licensed pest management professionals are trained in the science of pest control.
Reno Cockroach Control
If you need help with a cockroach problem in Reno, contact Natura Pest Control. Our licensed pest management professionals have extensive training in pest control and they know how to get rid of cockroach infestations. They have access to the most advanced products, and they administer these products according to field-tested methods developed by industry experts. There is a science to cockroach control. Our pest management professionals use a mixture of inspections, treatments, monitoring, evaluation, and follow-up to make sure no cockroaches remain in the structures we treat.
Do you have questions that we didn't address here? Are you currently dealing with cockroaches in your Reno home? Reach out to us through our contact page and we'll arrange to have one of our friendly, and highly trained pest professionals, come to your home, see what kind of cockroach issue you're up against, and provide you with a solution to correct the issue.