Cockroaches plague many homes in Vero Beach, and you might have even found them in your own house. If you’ve tried the do-it-yourself treatments and home remedies without success, you need Vero Beach pest control. Homeshield Pest Control offers cockroach removal and treatment for Vero Beach homes that are both effective and affordable, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Step One: How To Identify A Cockroach Infestation

Four types of cockroaches in Vero Beach infest homes: American, German, brown-banded, and oriental. Each of these species has similarities and differences, and understanding those can help you get rid of the cockroaches that are in your house.

American cockroaches are the biggest, reaching 2 inches in length. They’re a reddish brown color with yellow markings behind their heads. These roaches can fly but are more likely to run.

German cockroaches are also able to fly but rarely do. They’re only about 1/2 inch long. German roaches are light brown or tan with darker stripes on their backs.

Brown-banded cockroaches are also about 1/2 inch long. They’re brown with lighter stripes on their backs. Male brown-banded cockroaches can fly. These roaches are in higher locations than other species; they might appear in upper cupboards or high up on the wall.

Oriental cockroaches are about 1 inch long and shiny black. Although all cockroaches thrive in moisture, oriental roaches, in particular, love to be near water. They’re sometimes called “waterbugs” because of it. 

The most obvious sign of a cockroach infestation is seeing the cockroaches themselves. But these pests are tricky and like to stay out of sight. You should also keep an eye out for cockroach droppings, which look like dark specks or smears; yellow, light brown, or dark egg capsules, often stuck to furniture or other surfaces; shed skins; and a musty odor. Each of these signs may be present and noticeable before you see a cockroach. 

Step Two: Understand The Health Risks Related To Roach Infestations

Cockroaches are not pests that you can ignore. These infestations grow rapidly, and they can be dangerous. There’s a long list of diseases that cockroaches spread, including salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and E. coli infections. Cockroaches often enter homes looking for food and walk through kitchens, food preparation surfaces, and food items themselves. Plus, some people experience allergic reactions and asthma attacks from cockroaches’ saliva, urine, and droppings.

Step Three: Call In The Experts For Total Cockroach Elimination

Because cockroaches can be so harmful, it’s important to clear up infestations quickly. The best way to do this is to call Homeshield Pest Control. We offer affordable, effective, eco-friendly cockroach control for Vero Beach homes. After thoroughly inspecting your home, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan. Cockroaches can be tricky to remove, but you can always rely on Homeshield Pest Control’s cockroach treatment methods. Give us a call today to schedule your inspection and treatment. 

Step Four: Tips To Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

Once we’ve removed the cockroaches from your home, you can follow these tips to ensure they don’t return. These cockroach prevention tricks work to keep cockroaches out of your house by eliminating the factors that attract them. 

  • Seal cracks or holes in the walls to make sure cockroaches can’t get inside.
  • Install mesh screens over drains and vents to eliminate more entry points.
  • Ensure your home is as sanitary as possible, especially in the kitchen. 
  • Dispose of trash properly and keep receptacles clean.
  • Address any issues that cause excess moisture, such as leaky pipes or poor ventilation.
  • Store food in solid, airtight containers. Don’t leave food sitting out.

Your goal with home cockroach control should be to prevent infestations from even starting. These pests can be incredibly harmful, so it’s best to keep them away as much as possible. When cockroaches show up in your home, call Homeshield Pest Control for help with cockroach control in Vero Beach.