What's The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Roaches In My Bettendorf Home?


Cockroaches are never a pretty sight, and their presence in Bettendorf catches many homeowners off guard. Those who misunderstand the characteristics of cockroaches and their ideal environments think they don't come here. But they do, and when you find a cockroach inside your home, you need to act fast.

As the oldest company providing Bettendorf pest control services, it's not enough that we quickly and efficiently stop your cockroach infestation. Instead, we also take it upon ourselves to educate our customers about how to prevent and protect themselves against invasive pests like cockroaches. Read on to learn about these insects, call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators and put your infestation woes to rest.

Does Seeing One Cockroach In My Home Mean I Have An Infestation?

Finding one cockroach in your apartment or home doesn't necessarily mean you have a full-blown infestation on your hands. However, a single cockroach rarely exists alone in your home because they are not solitary pests, they rely on each other for survival. If you want definitive proof of an infestation, look for these signs of cockroaches in your home:

  • Specks of feces mainly concentrated in specific areas

  • Discarded exoskeletons throughout your home

  • A strong musky odor

These things will always be present in an infestation because they are an unavoidable part of a cockroach's presence. But, if you're still not sure, our pest control team can perform a thorough investigation to make a confirmation.

Is It Dangerous To Have Roaches In My House?

Roaches aren't dangerous because their bites aren't known to transmit diseases. However, they are nasty bugs that create waste and contaminate the surfaces that they contact. That alone is enough to cause illnesses like diarrhea, food poisoning, and typhoid, among others.

Calling pest control experts as soon as you suspect cockroaches are in your house is the most crucial step to protect your health during an infestation. Our equipped specialists will eliminate these pests safely and decontaminate your home. These services must go hand in hand for pest control to be truly effective.

Why Do I Have Roaches In My House?

What about cockroach behavior and your home led to this infestation? It's not like these pests appeared randomly and decided to swarm in your living space. They need specific conditions to survive, and if any are present in your home, you've essentially given cockroaches a handwritten invite to come enter.

Cockroaches seek out these conditions:

  • Easily accessible food sources: Cockroaches will eat nearly anything, up to and including garbage. If you leave crumbs on the counter or floor, fail to store food properly, or don't secure garbage cans, roaches will take advantage of this. 

  • A dark, closed space: Cockroaches do not like light and will avoid it at all costs, outside of extreme circumstances. Consequently, they make their nests inside furniture, walls, and floorboards. 

  • A water source: It doesn't take much water to keep a cockroach alive. Seemingly insignificant leaks from pipes and faucets are more than enough to sustain them.

Cockroaches are more likely to make nests in areas that provide essentials that help them survive, but the above list is far from exhaustive. But don't worry, our technicians will help you identify the elements on your property most likely to attract cockroaches so you can act quickly and eliminate them to prevent a subsequent infestation.

How Do I Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My House?

If you think you're going to fight a Bettendorf infestation on your own, think again. It's a job that must be done by specially trained exterminators who know the ins and outs of pests and the tools that eradicate them. Without this knowledge base, your efforts will result in little progress, as the roaches continue to breed.

But don't despair! Our team at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is more than happy to share their knowledge with you as we stop pest infestations in your home. With fast, friendly, and reliable service, we work together with you to craft a plan that addresses your concerns and kills cockroaches. Call our team today for a free estimate! We can't wait to hear from you.

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