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The Pest Detectives Providing Expert Cockroach Extermination In Indianapolis. Cockroaches are a resilient and persistent pest that carry and transmit a number of diseases. Contrary to popular belief, even a clean home is not immune to an invasion by these pests. Cockroaches are difficult to eliminate, which is why popular fiction often depicts them as the last creatures left surviving on earth. If you have a cockroach problem don’t panic – you just need an experienced professional exterminator
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Three Easy Ways To Identify A Cockroach Infestation:
*The most conclusive way of knowing you have a cockroach problem is seeing them in your home. Cockroaches are nocturnal so you are most likely to see them at night when you turn on a light.
*Cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1mm wide and of varying lengths. If you begin to see something like this on your floor, counter tops, or elsewhere in your home you may have a cockroach problem.
*An established cockroach infestation will let off an unpleasant, musty smell.
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When you call The Pest Detectives you’re calling a locally owned and operated company; we service the community we live in. We value your time, so when you call you’ll speak to a live operator.
Many people are repulsed and/or disgusted by the simple presence of cockroaches. However, they are also an important public health problem by contaminating food and eating utensils. Cockroaches are known to carry human pathogens, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can result in human diseases, such as food poisoning or diarrhea. Occasionally, they will destroy fabric and paper products. In large numbers, cockroaches secrete a substance which can result in stains on items & surfaces.
A cockroach has three stages during its life cycle: egg, nymph, and adult. Adults lay eggs contained within egg cases that are dark-colored and roughly the same size and shape as a dry kidney bean Depending on the species, an egg case contains between 16 - 50 eggs. Eggs hatch into young cockroaches called nymphs. In a normal cockroach population, nymphs are more numerous than adults. Cockroaches are nocturnal, hiding during the day and becoming active at night.
Cockroaches can be carried into homes in bags, boxes, and luggage. Corrugated cardboard boxes are a particularly good source of infestations. Examine containers that are brought into your home carefully for the presence of cockroaches or their egg capsules, especially if they are brought in from locations known to be infested with cockroaches. Over all Sanitation is key as will be explained in the next step
Sanitation is very important to reduce cockroach infestations. Cockroaches need water and food to live. By limiting their access to these resources, you reduce their ability to survive and reproduce. It is difficult to make your home and other buildings completely unacceptable for cockroaches, but you can minimize an existing infestation when improving sanitation.
◾ Do not leave food out over night; keep all food stored in a refrigerator or in insect-proof containers made of plastic, metal, or glass with tight-fitting covers.
◾ Do not leave pet food and water out overnight.
◾ Wash your dishes, pans, and utensils as soon as you are done using them.
◾ Remove all food or spilled drinks from counter tops and clean counters, sinks, and tables with soapy water.
◾ Vacuum all cracks and crevices to remove debris and food. Also sweep or vacuum any food and debris on floors.
◾ Take garbage out daily in closed plastic containers; keep waste containers washed and clean.
◾ Repair any leaky water pipes or faucets.
◾ Recycle cans and bottles on a regular basis; wash and clean containers that hold recycling items.
◾ Increase ventilation where condensation is a problem.
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