What It Takes To Completely Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Peoria Home

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The last thing you want to see when you enter your kitchen is a cockroach skittering across your floor. Unfortunately, cockroaches are one of the most common household pests in Peoria. To learn more about cockroaches and the health risks they cause, keep reading. For immediate help with your pest problems, get in touch with Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We're ready to provide top-of-the-line Peoria pest control for residential and commercial property owners. 

The Types Of Cockroaches That Invade Peoria Homes

The most common cockroaches in our area include American cockroaches, German cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, oriental cockroaches, and Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. Keep the following descriptions in mind to learn how to identify a cockroach in your home. 

  • American cockroaches have large, reddish-brown bodies. They also have a distinct yellow figure-eight pattern just behind their heads.

  • German cockroaches are ⅝ of an inch long and have light brown to tan bodies. One of the most identifiable features of German cockroaches is the dark parallel markings behind their heads. 

  • Brown-banded cockroaches are a small species of home-invading cockroaches. These insects get their name from the pair of light brown markings (or "bands") across the back of their darker-colored bodies. 

  • Oriental cockroaches have glossy black bodies and are about one inch in length. These cockroaches are also known as "waterbugs."

  • Pennsylvania wood cockroaches have flat bodies that are dark brown to tan in color. The sides of their thorax and the front half of the wings are outlined with a yellowish-white color. 

Now that you understand how to identify different cockroaches, it's crucial to learn about the dangers cockroaches pose when they invade your home. 

The Dangers That Cockroaches Bring Into Homes

One of the first questions people have about cockroach infestations is: "can cockroaches hurt you?" Unfortunately, these pests pose a significant health threat to you and your family. While they generally don't bite humans, they cause harm in other ways. Cockroaches spread many diseases, including salmonellosis, cholera gastroenteritis, and dysentery. These common insects eat a variety of unsanitary materials, including feces, sewer matter, and garbage. Cockroaches pick up disease-causing bacteria on their legs and bodies as they crawl across trash and other debris. That bacteria is then spread throughout your home when roaches invade. Food items, countertops, and personal belongings may become contaminated during a cockroach infestation. However, spreading diseases is not the only threat these insects pose. Cockroach infestations can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some individuals. 

Why It's So Hard To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Many pests cause problems for Peoria homeowners, but cockroaches are one of the most difficult pests to handle. These disturbing insects invade residential properties while searching for food, moisture, and warmth. Once inside, cockroaches hide in cracks and crevices to avoid human activity. They prefer to venture out of their hiding spaces during the night when it's dark. Unfortunately, you can't get rid of cockroaches if you don't know they've infested your property. Even if you identify cockroaches in your Peoria home, removing them isn't easy. The most effective way to control and prevent cockroach infestations is with professional pest control services from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We have the experience necessary to identify signs of a cockroach infestation and implement treatments to eliminate it. 

The Secret To Total Cockroach Control For Your Home

No matter how many prevention methods you use, there's still a good chance that cockroaches will find a way into your home. This is why you should always turn to the professionals here at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators for all your pest control needs. We're happy to provide effective treatment methods that will eliminate existing cockroach infestations and prevent new ones from occurring in the future. Don't wait for cockroaches to infest your Peoria property and spread harmful diseases to your family. Instead, contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today to schedule an inspection!

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