Pest Control in San Diego: Cockroach Eradication and Prevention Myths

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Pest Control in San Diego: Cockroach Eradication and Prevention Myths

Seeing a cockroach scurry across the floor is more than enough to send most homeowners into a fit of revulsion. Unfortunately, the panic and distress cockroaches can cause have spawned numerous myths regarding the eradication and prevention, such as:

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White Cockroaches are a Subspecies You Don’t Have to Worry About

A white cockroach is only that color because it has recently shed its exoskeleton, leaving the soft, white shade you noticed. Eventually, the exoskeleton will harden and darken to the shade you’re used to seeing. White cockroaches usually indicate young roaches, which means a generation or two have already taken up residence in your home.

Kill the Nymphs, End the Infestation

Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. Baby cockroaches are a clear indication of an infestation, as there can be no babies if there are no fully reproductive adults lurking within your home. Additionally, cockroach egg cases can store up to 15-36 baby cockroaches. You’ll need to eradicate them all if you want the infestation to end.

Cockroaches Only Infest Dirty Homes

This is a common misconception. Although cockroaches prefer dirty homes as there is a higher chance of finding food, cockroaches have no problem settling down in a squeaky clean home. After all, cockroaches are resourceful pests and can change their diets to trash left outside your home, food stains on clothes, nasty gifts pets have left behind, and pretty much anything they can nibble on. Similarly, clean sinks and garbage disposal units provide roaches with an ideal breeding ground.

After Treatment, Roaches Will Never Come Back

After an effective treatment, administered by expert pest control in San Diego, cockroaches will steer clear from your home for about a week or two. Once this grace period is over, new cockroaches may make their way into your home. This is why it is important to have professional exterminations conduct regular follow up inspections. Through regular treatment and inspections, you are able to keep your anti-cockroach barriers up, keeping your home roach-free for longer periods of time.

Don’t forget that these myths shouldn’t be taken as truth. The moment you notice a cockroach in your home, immediately call a trusted San Diego pest control service like Antac Pest Control. With the help of an experienced exterminator, you can rid your home of these unwanted pests effectively through time-tested and scientifically proven methods.

Sources:

How To Get Rid Of Roaches: Testing 8 Odd Ways, The Huffington Post

Top 10 Termite Prevention Tips, PestWorld.org

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