The Key To Eliminating Roaches In Your Bettendorf Home

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It is no secret that cockroaches are disgusting pests that can invade your home. Roaches are, unfortunately, a problem that Iowa homeowners have to deal with all year long. These invasive little creatures are sneaky and fast, which allows them to come into your home undetected and stay for as long as they like.

At Quick-Kill Pest Control, we know how to stop roaches in their tracks. Our experienced Bettendorf pest control technicians have been dealing with these pesky bugs for decades and we have the perfect solution to your annoying and dangerous roach problem. 

Sure Signs You Have A Roach Problem

Most cockroaches can measure anywhere from ½ to 2 inches long. Their bodies are wide but also flat, which allows them to squeeze through some of the tightest spaces around your home. These pesky bugs have been around for millions of years. And during that time, they have developed the impressive ability to hide in plain sight. 

While seeing these creatures crawling around your home is always the best indicator that you have a roach infestation, these bothersome bugs will rarely make an appearance when you are around. If you are unable to spot a roach scurrying across your floor, some of the signs that you can look for include:

  • Seeing roach droppings that can resemble ground black pepper or can be spherically shaped with a blunt end
  • Noticing translucent skin casing around your home that is shaped like a cockroach
  • Dark smear marks on the walls or other parts of your home
  • A strong, musty odor that won't go away no matter what you do

Unlike other insects, roaches in Bettendorf don't lay individual eggs. Instead, they will lay one egg capsule that can contain around 30 baby cockroaches inside. The appearance of the egg capsule, or ootheca, will be different for various species. But usually, it is a small, rectangle-shaped sac that can be dark brown, tan, or yellow. If you see these around your home, there is a good chance that you already have several roaches living in your home. 

How And Why Roaches Find Their Way Into Our Homes

Roaches can squeeze through openings that are only a few millimeters long. If they find any small gap or crack around your home, they will use it to come inside and look for food, water, and a safe place to live. They are also able to travel through your drains in and around your home. 

Most roaches prefer moist and damp areas, which is why you can usually find them around your bathroom drains or under a sink. If you have any leaky faucets or are experiencing moisture issues in your home, a roach is likely to come inside. They are also constantly on the hunt for their next meal. They aren't too picky when it comes to eating. If you have rotten food or trash that is easily accessible, a roach will scour your garbage to find a quick snack. 

Call The Pros To Eliminate Roaches In Your Home

Roaches can hide in your walls, under your cabinets, in your attic, and several other hard-to-reach places. This can make DIY roach control extremely difficult, if not impossible. If you are dealing with roaches in your home, the only way to truly get rid of them for good is to call a professional home pest control specialist. A professional will have special tools and treatments that can't be found in stores. They will also have the experience to know how to locate these pesky bugs in your home. 

Tips To Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

Once you get rid of the roaches in your home, some of the things that you can do yourself to ensure that they don't come back in the future include:

  • Store all trash in cans that have tight-fitting lids
  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Remove any clutter from your home to reduce hiding spots
  • Vacuum and mop your floors regularly
  • Only eat in one location of your home and make sure to clean up after each meal
  • Seal up any potential openings that you have around your home

If you want to ensure that roaches never come back to your Bettendorf home, the best thing you can do is call the professionals at Quick-Kill Pest Control. We can eliminate all of the roaches from your home and work with you to come up with a long-term plan that will keep these dangerous and disgusting creatures out of your home. Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection and get your no-obligation quote.

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