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Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Roaches In My Tampa Home?

January 20, 2022 - Cockroaches

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Did you know that the cockroach can withstand over 900 times its body weight in pressure? Although this will not save them from a boot stomp, it does make surviving inside area homes much easier. If you are curious to know more about Tampa cockroaches, here are some to think about today and a few methods to keep these invasive bugs out of your Tampa home.

What Do Cockroaches Look Like?

All cockroaches are flat, hard-shelled, and have six legs and antennae. As for individual species, color and size usually vary. Here in Tampa, we have six different kinds of cockroaches. Two of the most common and recognizable include American cockroaches and German cockroaches. American cockroaches are the largest native roach; they are reddish-brown and have a yellowish figure-eight pattern located behind their head. German cockroaches are by far the most invasive roach in our area. These pests grow to between ½ and ⅝ of an inch long. They are a light brown to tan color and have two almost parallel dark lines located behind its head.

Can Roaches In My House Really Make Me Sick?

Cockroaches are known for consuming nasty things that other creatures do not. As beneficial as this is for the environment, roaches eating fecal droppings, dead animals, and other bacteria-ridden items around homes do not help humans. In fact, sometimes it makes them sick. As these critters skitter around indoors, they spread harmful bacteria, pathogens, and parasitic worms over surfaces and left-out foods and beverages. Some common diseases cockroaches spread to humans include cholera, dysentery, giardia, leprosy, and salmonellosis.

Do you have asthma or other respiratory problems? If so, having cockroaches indoors could threaten you in a different way. This pest's shed skin and fecal droppings are incredibly dry. As air currents move indoors, these roach by-products get broken down and lifted up into the air like dust. As infestations grow more severe indoors, this problem will become worse and worse.

Why Can't I Get These Roaches Out Of My House?

Cockroaches are not just hard to squish; they are also resilient in other ways. To start, did you know that a cockroach can withstand five times more radiation than humans. Although most people do not try to kill roaches with radiation, this speaks to their durability. Another thing that speaks to a roach's durability is its natural resistance to many pest control products. Where things like vinegar and water will kill most bugs, you need specialty pest control products to eliminate cockroaches. If cockroaches have taken residence inside your home, the absolute best way to get them out is by hiring a professional.

How Do I Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My House For Good?

If you have recently noticed signs of cockroaches in your home and are worried about these pests getting you and your family sick, you are in the right place. At EcoSmart Pest Solutions, we offer our community access to both single cockroach control service and long-term answers for cockroach problems. It all starts with a thorough inspection. This examination is a non-invasive process that allows our technicians an opportunity to identify pest pressures inside and around your Tampa home. If they find any roaches or signs of cockroaches, they will inform you and suggest options to get them out fast. If you are not currently dealing with roaches and looking for a long-term solution to these and other area pests, we also offer comprehensive general pest control plans.

Call today to learn more about our Tampa pest control options and find one that best fits your needs.