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Why You Should Call The Pros About Cockroaches In Your Santa Barbara Home

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Sometimes doing something yourself is more valuable. Learning how to change a tire on your own, for instance, can save you money on roadside assistance. In our opinion, whether you should do something on your own all comes down to effort vs. savings. Where you might replace an outlet cover on your own, you would certainly not try your hand at rewiring things if the outlet didn’t work at all. The same is true about pest control in Santa Barbara. Today we are talking about cockroaches and discussing the difficulties of DIY control and what you should do if these pests get into your Santa Barbara home.

The Types Of Roaches That Invade Santa Barbara Homes

Santa Barbara is home to a wide range of cockroach species. Three of the most common cockroaches in our area include brown-banded cockroaches, American cockroaches, and German cockroaches. Of these three pests, German cockroaches are by far the most common. This ½ to ?” long insect has six legs, a light brown to tan exoskeleton, long antennae, and two dark, almost parallel lines just behind its head. All cockroaches in our area love moisture and tight spaces. You are most likely to find these pests around large kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, and around basements and crawl spaces. Cockroaches are nocturnal pests that rarely come out during broad daylight. That said, if you spot a cockroach indoors in the middle of the day, assume there is are lot more living just out of view.

The Dangerous Diseases Cockroaches Are Known To Spread

A cockroach is as dangerous as its diet and the places it crawls. Roaches kept as pets are actually incredibly clean and go through rigorous grooming each day to stay hygienic. Although wild cockroaches do the same, they cannot remove all of the bacteria, pathogens, and parasites they pick up from crawling through and eating things like trash and rotting meat. If you have an infestation of cockroaches inside your home, they will find dirty things to eat and crawl through and then spread disease-causing organisms throughout your living areas. Some common diseases cockroaches spread to humans include salmonellosis, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid fever.

Why DIY Cockroach Control Is A Waste Of Time & Money

If a fly gets into your house, you can quickly eliminate it using a fly swatter. Cockroaches are not that simple to eliminate. When these pests invade homes, they do their absolute best to stay out of sight. An enemy you cannot easily see is a hard enemy to fight. In addition, roaches are resistant to many pest control products. If you don’t know what products to use and how to use them, you will waste considerable time and money without solving your problem. To avoid this, we highly recommend looking into professional pest control in Santa Barbara.

Contact The Professionals At The First Sign Of Roaches In Your House

If you don’t know how to find a cockroach infestation inside your Santa Barbara home or know these pests are indoors and want them out fast, hire the experts at Jhonny’s Pest Control, Inc. We offer detailed cockroach identification and elimination services to help members of our community find freedom from these annoying and harmful pests. We also provide general pest control plans in our Santa Barbara service areas to keep out a wide range of local pests, including cockroaches.

Call today to find a residential or commercial pest control option that fits your needs or if you have any unanswered questions about the cockroaches around Santa Barbara.