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Why You Should Call The Pros About Roaches In Orange County


One of the most hated and dreaded pest infestations in the United States is a cockroach infestation, and it's not just because of how disgusting cockroaches are. Roaches are incredibly resilient against common pesticides, and their reclusive behavior makes discovering an infestation early on almost impossible.

Most people are convinced that cockroach infestations only happen to people with dirty homes, but every home is susceptible to these apocalypse bugs, and no matter how meticulous you are about keeping your Orange County home clean and spotless. The truth is, you may be harboring more grime than you think.

Common Cockroaches In Orange County

With over 4,000 different species of cockroaches worldwide, you may wonder how any of us manage to keep our homes free of these plague insects, but there are only about 30 of those species that regularly infest domesticated areas. Among those, there are only five different species of cockroaches that infest Orange County homes:

  • German cockroach – Around ½ of an inch long, light brown to brown in color, winged

  • American cockroach – Between 1 ½ and 2 inches long, reddish-brown in color, winged

  • Oriental cockroach – Roughly 1 to 1 ½ inches long, dark brown to black, no wings

  • Brown-banded cockroach – Roughly ½ of an inch long, reddish-brown bodies with yellowish-tan bands around their abdomens and wings

  • Smokybrown cockroach – Between 1 and 1 ½ inches long, dark brown to black, winged

Along with the features that make them more easily identified between species, these cockroaches also possess the classic appearance of a cockroach in general; long, flat, oval-shaped bodies that hug the ground as they scurry about.

They're incredibly fast, and can move up to three miles per hour. This would be an awe-inspiring feat if they weren't so dangerous to have as pests; since they thrive in filth, harmful pathogens cling to their legs and underbelly, and if your Orange County home has an infestation then you can be sure that every single surface is contaminated.

How Cockroaches Infest Orange County Homes

Since they are fast, sneaky, and experts at hiding, there are a plethora of ways that cockroaches could invade your Orange County home:

  • Inside shipped packages

  • In boxes and furniture that have been left outside or in storage units

  • Visiting a friend or relative's home that has an ongoing infestation

  • Traveling over from neighbors with ongoing infestations

  • Inside luggage after staying at an infested hotel or motel

  • Slipping inside from a yard infestation

  • Crawling up through drain pipes from the sewer system

These common pests are nocturnal, so you'd be hard-pressed to find one scampering about during daylight hours. They spend their days nesting within cardboard boxes, clutter, and areas with excessive moisture and water damage, then emerge at night to forage and explore. Cockroaches can squeeze through even the smallest of cracks, which is what makes them so difficult to exterminate on your own; most store-bought pesticides, regardless of their effectiveness, don't permeate through the walls.

Which Orange County Pest Control Company Is Best For You?

With the amount of money that national pest control companies can throw at marketing, you may think the best option for pest control for your Orange County home is with a bigger business, but you won't get the kind of family-owned care and attentiveness you deserve from a large corporation. That kind of dedication can only be found at local, family-owned companies, like HomeShield Pest Control.

We take pride in the pest control services we provide for Orange County residents, and we don't just stop at treating the problem. We offer preventative measures against common household pests, so you'll never have to deal with another creepy crawly in your home again.

If you do discover an infestation return after we've treated your home, just give us a call and we'll come right back out to treat again at no additional cost. Don't delay if you have a cockroach infestation, get in contact with us today and see the difference we can make for you with our cockroach control services.