The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control For Bettendorf Property Owners

a brown banded cockroach crawling on a kitchen table

If there is one pest that makes everyone cringe and declare war it's the cockroach. Not only are they gross, but they also cause a range of problems for Bettendorf property owners depending on the species of cockroach. Some of the most common species in Bettendorf are:

German Cockroach
They are light brown in color and are up to 1/2 an inch in length. The German cockroach reproduces rapidly.

American Cockroach
The American cockroach is approximately 3 inches in length, dark red or brown in color and able to fly.

Oriental Cockroach
Shiny and black in color, they like to get in through sewer lines or building cracks. They feed on decaying matter like garbage and feces.

Brown-Banded Cockroach
Males are light brown, black, or tan and boast wings that enable flight. Females have darker coloring and shorter wings rendering flight impossible.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroach
You'll find this cockroach near sources of wood such as wood piles or hollow trees. Look for a dark brown color and about 1 1/8 of an inch in length or smaller to identify them.

Regardless of the species of cockroach, they all share a similarity that makes them an absolute pain for Bettendorf property owners. They're formidable and can adapt to their environment.

Cockroaches Are Dangerous For Property Owners

The habits of cockroaches are what make them a danger to people. When traveling along garbage and fecal matter, they pick up pathogens and bacteria that can be spread via contact with other surfaces.

For this reason, it's been noted by researchers that a number of illnesses are associated with a cockroach infestation including but not limited to salmonellosis, typhoid fever cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, and E. coli among others. Along with disease, it's been proven that cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions including asthma in children when invading in large numbers.

Cockroach Prevention Is Better Than Cockroach Removal

The truth is that once cockroaches have made it inside, they pretty much rule the property until a professional intervention occurs. Cockroaches are known for the following:

  • Resilience: It can hold its breath for more than 40 minutes, and is known to withstand extreme cold. The worst part? Even if you remove their head, they can stay alive for another week. They are difficult to kill.

  • Small size: Due to their small size, they can slip into tiny cracks. They can get in and out unless you plug those holes.

  • Speed: Adults can go up to 3 miles per hour with newborns being right behind them. You won't catch them since they can also maneuver pretty well in addition to their speed.

  • Trained for starvation: Cockroaches can go without food for a month and without water for a week.

  • Reproduction: A lot of their lifespan is spent on reproduction. They lay egg capsules that contain between 16-48 eggs depending on the species. As such, the population can spiral out of control quickly.

Take Out The Cockroaches With Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators

Pests are bad news regardless of what they are. In the case of cockroaches, they're a danger to the people residing on the property. That's why our team backed by over 85 years of experience, has developed a complete pest solution designed to protect property owners from common pests including cockroaches. For the best in cockroach control and prevention, you won't go wrong with Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators.

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