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One of the most common and most undesirable pests found all across the country are cockroaches, and Arizona is no exception. If you have a home or business in or near Phoenix, AZ, it can become infested with cockroaches and when it does, you need to find a roach exterminator fast. Cockroaches are unpleasant to look at and can be unsanitary.

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What Types of Cockroaches Can You Find in Phoenix, Arizona?

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While you don’t want to see any cockroaches creeping around your home, you may not be aware that there is more than one type of cockroach that may be visiting your home. Cockroaches you might spot in your Phoenix, AZ, home or business include:

  • American Cockroach: The cockroach you are most likely to have seen running around your house is the American Cockroach. This name is actually a misnomer since American Cockroaches originally come from Africa. However, they have made a very successful home for themselves in America, and often in Arizona houses. American Cockroaches are recognizable by their glossy, reddish-brown body and similarly colored wings. Because they eat what humans eat, they love to infest your home.
  • German Cockroach: You’d think that American Cockroaches live in America and German Cockroaches live in Germany, but unfortunately, the United States has its share of German Cockroaches, too. These roaches, also called Croton bugs, are smaller than American Cockroaches but just as unpleasant. They scurry quickly and can walk on walls and ceilings. They usually come out at night to feed on any crumbs you may have left out.
  • Oriental Cockroach: The Oriental Cockroach is another cockroach that doesn’t really live up to its location name, as it is common to North America and is not actually known to have originated in Asia. You may call these little, slimy creatures water bugs because they are often found hiding in wet areas like pipes or humid basements.

How to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

Cockroaches can invade any home, even the most well-kept. There are steps you can take, however, to make your home unattractive to these pests:

  • Reduce food sources—Try to keep your kitchen and floors free from any small crumbs and food spills. Also pay attention to spots where grease or food may accumulate, such as around and behind your stove, microwave, toaster, etc. Rinse out bottles, cans, and plastic containers before disposing of them, and regularly clean the interiors of your kitchen cabinets.
  • Store food carefully—Tightly seal bags and boxes of food, such as cereals, or transfer food into air-tight containers.
  • Secure trash and recycling refuse—Both inside and outside of your home, make sure waste receptacles have tightly fitting lids, including your recycling bins.
  • Seal openings—Roaches use a number of entry points to get inside your home. Add or repair weather stripping to doors and windows, seal cracks and crevices, and seal around pipes that bring utilities into your home.
  • Check items before you bring them in—Cockroaches may hitch a ride in boxes and bags that you bring into your home. They can even come in on infested items such as furniture.
  • Empty pet dishes—Don’t leave food or water in your pets’ indoor or outdoor dishes throughout the day or overnight.
  • Remove shelter—Cockroaches are mostly active at night, but will hide during the day in cardboard boxes;  stacks of paper, magazines or newspapers; or other piles of clutter.
  • Remove water sources—Even drops of standing water in your kitchen or bathroom can attract cockroaches. Make sure faucets don’t drip, wipe up counters of any water spills, and dry sinks before going to bed.
  • Vacuum frequently—Cockroaches will follow pheromones that other roaches have left in your home. Vacuuming removes the body parts, eggs, and feces that attract them.
  • Call a roach extermination professional—At Green Home Pest Control, we make sure to eliminate all of the cockroaches that have infested your home and apply eco-friendly roach treatments that help keep them from coming back. 

Why Cockroach Extermination is Important

A number of household pests can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, including all types of cockroaches. These pests have proteins that many people are allergic to, and even the waste and body parts of dead roaches can cause reactions in sensitive individuals, especially children and the elderly.

Cockroaches can also carry pathogens that pose a potential health threat. They have been implicated in the spread of several types of bacteria, such as Salmonella and E. coli, as well as parasitic worms. Since they’re attracted to the food we eat, they can cause contamination when they come into contact with it.

If you’ve spied roaches in your home, contact us to schedule an appointment for treatment. Note that if you’ve seen these nocturnal creatures during the light of day, you may have an extensive infestation in progress.

Green Home Pest Control for Cockroach Pest Control Services in Phoenix, AZ, and Surrounding Areas

When you have cockroaches, you need professional roach removal in Phoenix, AZ, to make sure all those roaches are eliminated. Cockroaches can hide in walls, especially during the day, making them difficult to find. If you don’t get them all, they will be back, often in greater numbers. That’s why you need an expert at roach removal service like Green Home Pest Control dealing with your cockroach problem.

Why Is Green Home Pest Control the Best Exterminator for Roaches in Phoenix, AZ?

We’re the best because of our smart products and smarter people policy. Smart products, meaning products that are kinder to the environment, like botanical and organically derived. Smart people means experts who are highly trained and thoroughly vetted before we ever give them access to our products and your home. When our technicians show up at your door, you’ll know you’re dealing with professionals even before we take care of your roach problem.

Cockroach Extermination FAQs

These unpleasant pests—which are found in virtually every corner of the world—have their preferences when it comes to places to set up housekeeping. They thrive in the warm temperatures we have here in Arizona and seek dark, humid places.  Cockroaches usually hide during the day in a wide range of spots around your home, including around and behind stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers; inside narrow cracks and crevices; under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms; and in cabinets and drawers. You may also find them hiding under or behind small appliances in your kitchen, such as coffee makers, microwave ovens, toasters, and toaster ovens.  Roaches are also likely to be wherever they can find water—look for them in floor drains; in bathroom vanities (particularly if you have a pipe leaking there); around water heaters, humidifiers, washing machines, and garage freezers; or near any types of sink. You may even find them behind electrical outlets and light switch plates, behind pictures on the walls, or in upholstered furniture.  Cockroaches also like the heat generated by electronics around the house, such as TVs, clocks, and computers. If you’ve seen any cockroaches in any of these hiding places, contact Green Home Pest Control for an inspection and a free, no-obligation estimate.
Seeing individual cockroaches is a clue, of course, but there are other signs to look for that may indicate a serious problem, including food storage containers that have been chewed, and eggs, feces, and roach body parts. If you suspect an infestation is being established in your home, contact the roach exterminators at Green Home Pest Control as soon as possible. We’ll conduct an inspection, identify the type of cockroaches you have, and create a customized plan to rid your home of the infestation.
Like many types of pests, roaches shed various things, such as feces and saliva. It’s actually the protein in their waste and body parts that can be a year-round allergen for some people. If you have asthma or believe you are allergic to cockroaches, your physician may recommend that you get a blood or skin prick test to confirm whether you are allergic. Talk to your doctor about ways to help reduce the symptoms of a cockroach allergy.
It’s a common misconception that a roach problem is the sign of a dirty house. Cockroaches can infest the most immaculately kept home, because that’s where they can find the food, water, and shelter that they constantly seek. Preventing them from having access to these things is the key to keeping cockroach problems under control.    Cockroaches get inside a number of ways, needing only a tiny opening to get into a house. They can come in via holes, cracks, and gaps, as well as through vents, sewer lines, and the spaces around utility cables and wires. Sealing up entry points in addition to keeping your house clean can go a long way toward keeping these pests away.
The first steps you should take to rid your home of roaches are also preventative measures: keep your home free of the food, water, and shelter they seek, and seal up all of their entry points into your home. Once you’ve seen a few roaches in your home, however, there are additional steps that need to be taken to eliminate them, including finding their hiding places and reducing their population. These include:
  • Bait—Bait stations attract roaches, which then feed on poison. When the poisoned roaches die, they’re eaten by other roaches, and the cycle is set in motion. Bait stations will not kill all of the roaches in your home.
  • Boric acid—A mixture of water and boron, boric acid isn’t particularly toxic to other living things, but it is lethal for cockroaches. The issue most people have with boric acid is using it improperly, so it’s not always a good option.
  • Glue strips—These may not capture a large number of cockroaches, but they will help you gauge just how much of a roach problem you have and exactly where it’s worst.
The methods above will all work to some degree, but if you see even a few roaches, chances are good that there are many more. The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to call on a professional cockroach exterminator. At Green Home Pest Control, our technicians have the training, expertise, products, and equipment to solve your immediate roach problems and provide ongoing protection from these pests.
One of the reasons that cockroaches have been able to thrive just about anywhere in the world is that they will eat nearly anything. They prefer the same things humans tend to eat, such as starches and sweets, but will also eat paper and other materials. If food is not available, cockroaches can live for up to a month without it.
Just in the U.S., there are approximately 70 distinct species of cockroaches. Here in Arizona, the most common types are the German Cockroach, American Cockroach, and Oriental Cockroach, each of which can be a problem throughout the year. Our area is also home to the Brown-Banded Cockroach and Turkestan Cockroach.  Because each type of roach is different, with unique habits and behaviors, our technicians will identify the specific type you have in your home. We will also locate entry points and check for hidden infestations. We will then be able to customize a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
Green Home offers customers pest control services throughout the Phoenix area, including: If you’ve spotted cockroaches in your home, call us at 435-525-PEST (7378) to schedule treatment, or get a free online quote for our services.

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If you’re dealing with roaches in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa or related areas, we’re the company to call. Get in touch with us today at (480) 525-7378 or by contacting us online for a free quote on saying goodbye to those roaches for good.

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