Your Biggest Pest Problem
Cockroaches. Quite possibly the world’s most despicable bug. Like most pests, cockroaches can enter your home through crevices and cracks, but can oftentimes be inadvertently carried inside in boxes, bags, and everyday items. Most people don’t want to touch them, much less see one in their home, which is why you need to rely on a professional cockroach exterminator and pest control company.
Cockroaches thrive in warm temperatures where food and water are easily accessible, and they can reproduce quickly, making them a big problem for homeowners and businesses alike. Home remedies provide only temporary relief, but a cockroach exterminator and pest control company can keep these nasty bugs from taking you’re your home.
Cockroaches are nocturnal. So, if you see one, chances are very high that there are many more that you have not seen. In fact, seeing a cockroach during the day can indicate a severe infestation and can mean some cockroaches have been forced out because of overcrowding. If you are seeing cockroaches wandering around your home during the day, it’s a sign that you should call us immediately, as we are one of the leading cockroach exterminator and pest control companies in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.
Need another reason to call us? Roaches leave chemical trails in their feces, which attracts other roaches as they are trying to discover new food and water sources. So, if you have cockroach problem now, it’s only going to get worse by next week.
The most common type of cockroach that we see is the German Cockroach. It’s a pale, yellowish brown color with dark stripes on the front. This type of roach is the smallest, most numerous, and most destructive cockroach that we see. They are typically drawn to restaurants and kitchens, but can live in bathrooms, crawl spaces, basements, foundations, porch crevices, and walkways. They are scavengers that love to feed on a variety of foods and decaying matter and are best eliminated by a cockroach exterminator and pest control company.
Cockroaches are a Health Hazard
Cockroaches are not only unsightly, but also have many negative consequences for human health because certain proteins (called allergens) found in cockroach feces, saliva, and body parts can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms, especially in children.
That’s not all. Cockroaches can contaminate food with many different diseases, making humans sick. The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can especially aggravate allergies and trigger asthma attacks in children and sensitive individuals. Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens.
Do you really want to do battle with cockroaches using home remedies or grocery-store bought products, or would you rather enlist the support of a top cockroach exterminator and pest control company?
When to Call a Cockroach Exterminator and Pest Control Company
What do you do when you see a cockroach running around? How will you get rid of it, and the many other cockroaches you’re not seeing? Call Eco Pest Control, the leading cockroach exterminator in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.
Because cockroaches are nocturnal and extremely good at hiding, you need a professional to help get rid of a cockroach infestation. Cockroach eggs are naturally protected from pesticides, so it takes one of our skilled technicians to manage and get rid of these pests. We use a variety of baits, flushing agents, and dusts to determine the severity of the situation, and we know how to treat the infestation properly. Without our special equipment and extensive knowledge, cockroach control is nearly impossible to do on your own.
6 Things You Can Do To Prevent Cockroaches
Knowing how to effectively treat a cockroach infestation is essential, otherwise you are at risk of them appearing again, and there are seven things you can do between treatments to minimize a re-infestation:
- Keep counters and dishes clean
- Don’t leave food or crumbs out in the open
- Tightly seal leftover food
- Empty garbage daily
- Vacuum frequently
- Pick up and store pet food when not in use
At Eco Pest Control, no matter how you describe it to us, we know how to exterminate cockroaches in your home or commercial facilities in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.
Why Eco Pest Control is the Leading Cockroach Exterminator and Pest Control Company in the Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg Areas
Unnerved by that cockroach that just ran behind your refrigerator? Rely on Eco Pest Control, the leading cockroach exterminator and pest control company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas. We give you four reasons why you can trust us to take care of your cockroach problem.
- Our company provides staff with extensive training in the treatment of cockroaches that enables them to solve your most basic roach control problems.
- We invest in ongoing education in the extermination and control of cockroaches to ensure we stay abreast of industry advances.
- We offer free cockroach inspections, which comes with a complimentary cockroach extermination and pest control plan.
- We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, we will come back for free. What else would you expect from the leading cockroach exterminator and pest control company?
- Environmental Protection Agency: Got Pests? Control Them Safely
- Discover Magazine: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About Cockroaches
- Environmental Protection Agency: Facts About Controlling Cockroaches in Your Home