Cockroach Exterminator in Clover, NC
Roaches cause plenty of problems in Clover, North Carolina homes, triggering allergies and asthma, contaminating the food in your house, and even transmitting nasty diseases. If you have reasons to believe that you have cockroaches in your home, don’t delay. Reach out for help.
Noosa Pest Management’s experienced roach exterminators can efficiently and effectively take care of the infestation in ways that are safe for your family, pets, and the environment. Just contact us online or call 704-499-9922.
Signs of a Cockroach Infestation
In general, cockroaches scurry into places where it’s dark. This includes places like the following:
- Under your bathroom and kitchen sinks;
- Behind appliances, including coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, toasters, and more;
- Under floor drains;
- Inside appliance motors;
- Beneath mats;
- Underneath loose wallpaper;
- In kitchen cupboards and pantries;
- And in cracks and crevices and around pipes throughout the home.
In fact, roaches have also been found in upholstered furniture, inside computer keyboards and other electronics, and more. If you see them out in the open, especially in the daytime, this can indicate a large infestation.
You may hear rather than see them: scurrying sounds, especially at night. Or you may spot their feces; the size of the droppings can help you to estimate how big the critters are while their number can help you to guess-timate the size of their population in your Clover home. Or you may spot their eggs in out of the way places or their shed skins. Or you might smell a musty scent—or notice oily smears along your baseboards.
If you notice one or more of these signs, a cockroach presence is likely. But, what kind?
North Carolina Cockroach Species
About fifty cockroach species exist with five of them living in North Carolina. They include the following:
- American Cockroach (waterbug): These are the largest roaches as well as one of the most common in our state. They are shaped somewhat like a rectangle with a yellow-ish stripe on the back of the head. If this critter finds food, any kind, it will consume it.
- German Cockroach: This species dislikes the cold and so they come inside in big numbers. Then, they breed quickly. This type of roach is long and narrow with long antennae. Colors range from light tan to black and they have parallel stripes along their wings.
- Oriental Cockroach (black beetle): This is another large species, either a dark reddish-brown or black in hue. Wings are non-functioning with large wing pads. They enjoy cool and damp environments so often slither in through home foundations.
- Brown-Banded Cockroach: This species likes to be warm and will find cozy spots in a home that provides them with sources of food. They’re smaller than some other species with pale brown bands on their wings. Add all of this up, and they can be hard to spot.
Wood Cockroach: This species is more likely to live on your property, rather than in your home, although you may accidentally bring them in with firewood. They might go back outside or, if they can find a cool, comfortable place with available food, they may stay indoors.
Our trained technicians can identify the species and find their hiding spots.
Diseases Spread By Roaches
Some diseases that roaches can spread include cholera, dysentery, e. Coli, leprosy, the plague, poliomyelitis, and typhoid fever. They can carry parasitic worm eggs—and their feces, shed body parts, additionally, their saliva can trigger allergies and asthma. Plus they are exceptionally gross critters that will track filth into your kitchen, on your dishes, utensils, and even food itself.
The good news is that seeing a cockroach or two doesn’t automatically mean that there’s an infestation. That said, roaches are social creatures and seldom live alone. And, once you have a handful of them in your Clover home, they breed quickly. For example, a female German cockroach will lay about 40 eggs at a time (that’s just one female) and it only takes the youngsters two months to mature and begin to reproduce themselves.
More roaches = more potential for food contamination, allergies, asthma, and the spread of disease. Which are all good reasons we recommend that pest control for roaches should be a priority.
Clover Cockroach Control Strategies
To make your home inhospitable to roaches, deprive them of food, water, and shelter. Use tightly closed containers to seal up food; wipe up spills and clean up crumbs; wash dishes after eating; and put pet food away after they’ve had their meal.
As soon as possible, take indoor trash to sealed outdoor containers. Fix leaks and remove stagnant water. Eliminate clutter, especially stacks of old newspapers and magazines, to limit the places they can hide.
Walk around your home to look for potential entry points and close them up. These are common around windows and doors, pipes and cables, and more. Keep your yard free from debris and trim bushes and plants around the home. Keep mulch at least six inches from your house’s foundation and keep stacks of firewood a foot or more from the house.
Although DIY cockroach control products exist, professional roach exterminator services are much more effective.
Noosa’s Professional Pest Control for Roaches
As soon as you suspect that you need pest control for roaches, reach out for help. The more proactive you are, the easier it will be to get your home roach-free again. We’ll even share strategies to keep these unwanted critters out. Contact us for an appointment and our trained pest control technicians in Clover will conduct a thorough home inspection and provide you with personalized roach exterminator recommendations.
We use the latest treatments and application methods and keep our full-sized trucks packed with whatever our team will need to address your specific situation. Approaches we take are both highly effective and environmentally friendly. As a proud member of the EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, we take a conservative approach to treatments to protect people and the environment alike.