August 31, 2018
Cockroaches are vile pests that can bring on immense embarrassment if they infest your home. Don’t be disheartened, however! Roaches can invade even the most pristine homes!
Smokey brown cockroaches are very common pests in our area, so it is important for homeowners in South Carolina to take preventative measures against them to avoid an infestation. These pests are not only unpleasant to look at and frightening to find scurrying across your floor, but can also cause some serious health issues, similar to that of the American cockroach.
These roaches have the ability to spread dangerous bacteria, human pathogens, and parasites by picking them up on their legs and bodies as they crawl through garbage, sewage, and other germ-ridden areas. When these pests invade your home and walk across your floors, counters, or any other surfaces in your home, they will spread those germs that can then be spread to humans and pets inside the home and cause diarrhea and gastroenteritis. They are also associated with more serious diseases like tuberculosis, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. Additionally, their dried feces and shed exoskeletons can also cause asthma attacks and allergies.
So, how do these roaches get into our homes in the first place? Well, these pests can gain entry to our homes in through a variety of ways. Firstly, they can climb into grocery bags, backpacks, boxes, and other items. Most people will be unaware that they have transported a cockroach or two or perhaps even some eggs into their home until it is too late. These pests can also find their way inside by squeezing through tiny spaces around doors and utility pipes or through cracks in your home's foundation or exterior walls. No matter how clean and tidy your home is, if these roaches are searching for food, water, and shelter, they will find their way inside. Smokey brown cockroaches are especially drawn to areas of warmth, moisture, and darkness.
If you have an active cockroach infestation, you will need to seek professional assistance. Smokey brown roaches are hearty pests and can survive on very little food and in extreme weather conditions as well. These pests are also very good at remaining hidden, which can make it even more difficult to eliminate them without professional help. Smokey brown cockroaches are commonly found in kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and basements. You may find them hiding away in tiny spaces behind walls, behind wall hangings, under sinks, and other damp, dark areas.
Let the professionals at Spencer Pest Services take care of your smokey brown cockroach problem for you, as well as any other pest problems you may be encountering! Our technicians are adept at seeking out roach activity and will eliminate every single roach in your home as well as help you avoid another infestation in the future. So, if you spot these dark brown roaches in or around your home or the signs of their presence such as their cylindrical dark brown or black feces, you will want to call us right away to avoid the risk of dangerous illnesses! Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control solutions.