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Spotting A Cockroach in Your New Castle Home Is More Than Just Scary

October 25, 2019

a close up of a german cockroach and the distictive features to idenify the species


Cockroaches have a talent for getting a good scream out of unsuspecting people. Maybe you’re headed to the kitchen in the middle of the night for a glass of water. When you turn on the lights you see several shapes scurry out of sight. Or maybe you’re about to crawl into bed, and there’s an immense roach watching you from the ceiling right above your pillow. No matter when or where you encounter cockroaches, it’s nothing but bad news.


Types of Cockroach in New Castle

Did you know there are hundreds of different species of cockroach? They don’t all live in New Castle, though. There are four main species of house-invading cockroach in the United States. They are the American cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, the Australian cockroach, and the German cockroach. If you’re dealing with cockroaches in your New Castle home, they’re probably German cockroaches. These grow to just under an inch in length and are tan or light brown in color. Like most cockroaches, they’re nocturnal and can run up and down walls. German cockroaches can also fly short distances.


Cockroach Infestations: The Stuff of Nightmares?

Almost everyone can agree that cockroaches are scary, but do we have good reasons for these fears? The answer is yes. Although cockroaches almost never bite, they cause plenty of other damage. Cockroaches spend much of their time in filthy places. They eat rotting materials, feces, and trash. And they carry dangerous bacteria and diseases into homes. Cockroaches contaminate foods and kitchen surfaces. They can cause food poisoning, salmonellosis, cholera, leprosy, and more. They can also trigger symptoms of allergy and asthma. These gross pests aren’t venomous or aggressive, but they can put you and your family in danger.


Cockroach Prevention Tips

Here are some tips for keeping German cockroaches and other pests away from your house. They come in search of food, so your first step will be to limit their food options. Keep all food stored and sealed. This includes dog food and even fruits and vegetables that you might leave sitting on the counter. To prevent cockroaches, you’ll need to spend a lot of focus on cleaning. Cockroaches love trash, especially organic trash, and can find a meal in the crumbs on your kitchen floor. They’ll be attracted to your house if you leave dishes sitting out overnight. They’re also attracted to moisture. You may have more cockroaches if your sink leaks or there is water damage anywhere in your home.


When to Call Moyer Pest Control?

Sometimes prevention isn’t enough. For those times, Moyer Pest Control is here, ready to step in and squash your cockroach problem once and for all. If you keep seeing cockroaches around your home, or if you’ve seen several at once, you may have an infestation. Where there is one, there are more, probably many more. Call Moyer Pest Control to get more information about cockroach behavior, attracting factors, and identification, as well as information about our cockroach treatment options. When you’re ready, we have the tools and equipment to effectively get rid of cockroaches in your home. Cockroaches are scary, but they’re also dangerous. Don’t let them have full run of your house.

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