How Do You Get Rid Of Roaches In Your House In Jacksonville?

December 20, 2022

Cockroaches are an insect found in several thousand various species in the world. Cockroaches are one of the most prevalent and troublesome pests, and cockroach infestations are usually best handled by professional exterminators.  

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What does a cockroach look like in your home? Cockroaches have a flat body style with six legs and long, thin antennae. Most of the home-invading cockroaches in the U.S. range in length from ½ of an inch to 2 inches, and many types have wings.

Do all cockroaches fly? Many cockroach species have wings, yet, most are poor fliers that use their wings primarily for gliding, such as when descending from elevated surfaces to the ground below. Despite having wings, the American cockroach rarely flies; however, you can often see the Australian and Cuban cockroaches found primarily in Florida and the Gulf Coast region in flight.

Are you wondering how to get rid of cockroaches in the house? Contact a local pest exterminator for an inspection. A professional Jacksonville pest control company has the best cockroach control products and understands the best preventative measures.

Does Seeing One Cockroach Mean You Have An Infestation?

Spotting a lone cockroach in your home is not necessarily an indicator of a major intrusion. However, check closely for other indications of cockroach activity, such as the presence of small dark sacs or capsules called oothecae that contain cockroach eggs.

Can Roaches In The House Really Make You Sick?

As a cockroach infestation expands—so do the health risks. Cockroaches spread bacteria, contaminate food, and generate allergens. That's why you should consider cockroach pest control in Jacksonville.

Why Do You Have Roaches In Your House?

Among the most common questions asked by those experiencing a cockroach infestation relates to the original cause or source of the problem. Some of the reasons why cockroach infestations develop on certain properties include:

  • Maintenance failures, particularly around the property’s exterior, such as cracks or crevices around the foundation, damaged window screens, or gaps around doors

  • Poor cleaning habits, especially in kitchen areas, such as floors littered with crumbs, sinks filled with dirty dishes, or counters covered with half-empty soda cans.

  • Improper management of trash, most importantly involving bags containing food scraps that remain accessible to cockroaches without a functional lid.

  • Failing to limit attractants in yard areas, such as leaving remnants from cookouts or picnics, including food scraps or food packaging materials, or having birdfeeders that scatter the seed below

Those who succeed in preventing cockroaches typically adopt two or more of the best practices, such as limiting food sources, properly managing trash, and implementing exclusionary measures that reduce the likelihood of intrusion.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your House?

How do I get rid of cockroaches? Avoid making a mistake many Jacksonville-area residents make by trying home pest control products. Many of these options will yield only short-term results that prove inadequate for larger cockroach infestations. The best course of action involves speaking with an experienced pest extermination professional.

Lindsey Pest Services is a locally-owned company with decades of experience operating in this region that remains active locally with the Florida Pest Management Association (F.P.M.A.) and other organizations.  We understand that our customers prioritize safety; therefore, we adhere to the best practices that protect humans, pets, and the local environment that we share.

Our organization also remains among the leaders in the national pest control industry, as demonstrated by earning a QualityPro Certification, an achievement endorsed by the National Pest Management Association (N.P.M.A.) and other advocates and educators. QualityPro certification is a credential attained in part by exhibiting a working knowledge of standards related to customer service, professionalism, and adoption of the latest application techniques.

After contacting Lindsey Pest Services, we will deploy a seasoned pest control professional to your home for a detailed property assessment. Our technician will address any questions that arise and explain the best treatment options. Contact us today for additional information. 


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