How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Alexandria Homeowners

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Would you hold a cockroach for a hundred dollars? Would you eat one of these bugs for a thousand? Most people would have second thoughts about getting anywhere close to these insects, money or not. This is for a good reason. Cockroaches are a problem. Not only are these little bugs a threat, but they are also incredibly annoying and creepy.

That said, here are some things you should know about cockroach control in Alexandria and some methods to prevent these pests long-term. Call our team at Matar Group if you would like our help handling these or other pests inside your home. We will send a technician your way and find a quick solution to solve your bug troubles. 

Physical Characteristics Of Roaches: How To Identify Them

Cockroaches are arguably one of the easier pests to identify here in Alexandria. At least, they are one of the most recognizable bugs.

The average roach has a flat, oval-shaped body, six barbed legs, and two long antennae. The German cockroach, the most common invasive roach in Alexandria, is small, tan to brown, and has two parallel lines behind its head. The much bigger American cockroach is reddish brown with a yellow figure-eight pattern behind its head. If you would like help identifying what species are inside your home, talk with our team about our inspection services. 

Health Risks Of Roaches: The Dangers Of Cockroaches In The House

Having any type of cockroaches inside your home is a threat to your health. These pests are nature's trash can. They eat loads of dirty things and like to hang out around filthy, greasy, bacteria-ridden areas. They then carry disease-causing organisms into homes and spread sickness by dragging their bodies over surfaces and any left-out food. Common sicknesses you might contract from having these pests inside your home include salmonellosis, cholera, dysentery, and listeriosis.

If you would like to avoid getting sick, we highly recommend combatting these pests, preferably before they invade your home. Here is how you might do this.

Expert Cockroach Elimination: Call In The Pros Right Away

Handling an active cockroach infestation on your own is a huge challenge. If you would like help dealing with these bugs inside your home, we are here to help. Our team at Matar Group is licensed and dedicated to your well-being. Let us find a treatment option that quickly eliminates cockroaches.

If you are looking for long-term options to keep roaches or other pests at bay, we have offerings for this as well. Check out our service pages or give us a call to learn more about pest control in Alexandria and find a solution that will best meet your needs. We will make sure you are well taken care of.

Maintenance Tips: Ensuring Long-Term Cockroach Control

Long-term cockroach prevention is as important as professional cockroach removal. If you are looking for a way to keep these bugs out of your home, you have two options: professional treatments or DIY prevention. Let’s start with a few DIY tips and tricks.

  • Keep your home clean.
  • Address moisture issues.
  • Seal potential entry points around your home’s exterior.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed when you are not using them.
  • Make sure your trash bins are clean and have tight-fitting lids.
  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home.

At the end of the day, professional home pest control treatments will always be the best option to combat cockroaches here in Alexandria. Call our team at Matar Group if you would like our assistance in dealing with roaches or other insects that are plaguing your living areas.