Few things make homeowners squirm like seeing cockroaches scurry away when a light is turned on, or a drawer is open. If you see roaches, then you want them gone, and you want them gone fast. It’s a myth that only messy homes have cockroaches; the truth is that any home can have a cockroach infestation at any time. Unfortunately, cockroaches are extremely hardy and adaptable, making them an especially frustrating pest to get rid of. If you own a home or business in Collinsville, IL, Imel Pest Control is here to help you get rid of cockroaches once and for all.
Starve ’em Out?
In theory, it makes sense that if the cockroaches don’t have access to food, they’ll die or go somewhere else. There’s a problem with that, though: cockroaches are quite liberal in their definition of “food.” Yes, they’ll enjoy snacking on pet or people food that is left out (or even food that is hidden away in cupboards and pantries). However, if they don’t have access to that, they’re more than happy to munch away on baseboards, trash, glue, and soap. For this reason, it’s impossible to take the “starve ’em out” approach.
Why Do-It-Yourself Methods Don’t Always Work
Cockroaches are masters at hiding, and their eggs are naturally protected from over-the-counter insecticides. Roaches breed and multiply very quickly, so even if you manage to kill off the adult roaches, you’ll have an ongoing problem if the eggs aren’t destroyed. Getting rid of cockroaches requires specialized training and knowledge, along with tools and equipment; otherwise, you’ll waste a lot of money while fighting a losing battle.
Contact Imel Pest Control for Your Roach Infestation
While the internet abounds with do-it-yourself approaches to get rid of cockroach infestation, the truth is that roaches are a hardy bunch and are notoriously difficult to eradicate in your home. Fortunately, the experts at Imel Pest Control have the training and tools to help you enjoy a roach-free home in record time. In addition to providing effective and pet- and kid-safe treatment, we schedule follow-up appointments two weeks after treatment to ensure that your pests are gone, and you are satisfied. Give us a call today for a free, no-obligation inspection.
Cockroaches & Asthma: What you need to know
Cockroaches are unpleasant pests found in homes and businesses throughout Granite City, IL. Some people are slightly afraid of roaches, but most people are simply disgusted at the sight of a roach. It is known that roaches can spread a variety of diseases, but many people may not realize they also can aggravate a person’s allergies and asthma.
The feces, saliva, and shedding body parts of cockroaches can trigger and aggravate symptoms of allergies and asthma. Just like dust mites, when these allergens are stirred up into the air, a person’s symptoms can become much worse. Unfortunately, cockroach removal can be challenging. A roach is extremely resilience, which can make it difficult to kill with home or non-commercial pest control treatments.
Some species of roaches can withstand extremely cold temperatures, so they survive the freezing winters of Granite City, IL. Roaches can also live up to a week after losing its head and hold its break for over 30 seconds. Therefore, if your allergy or asthma symptoms worsen or you see evidence of roaches, you need to contact our office to discuss pest treatments that can get rid of your roach problem.
Common Cockroach Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
A potential sign that you may have a pest control issue is allergy or asthma symptoms that become chronic or last longer than seasonal allergies. Common roach asthma and allergy symptoms include:
- Sinus infection
- Chest pain
- Trouble getting a deep breath
- Persistent coughing
- Skin rash
- Nasal congestion
- Ear infections
If you suffer any of these symptoms, check with your doctor for treatments and possibly a referral for a cockroach allergy test. Of course, one of the ways to treat and prevent problems with asthma caused by roaches is to call for pest removal.
Ways to Treat and Prevent Cockroaches
Even the cleanest home or business can have a roach problem. However, keeping your house clean, including all kitchen surfaces can help prevent roaches. Keep all garbage cans sealed tightly, seal all food containers, and repair any leaky faucets that could provide access to water. Lastly, avoid piles of anything in your home. Roaches are attracted to piles of clothes, old newspapers, boxes, etc.
Another excellent way to prevent cockroaches is to have regular pest treatments from an experienced pest control company in Granite City, IL. Imel Pest Control provides roach removal services and pest control services. Our 5-star protection plan and 60-day service warranty mean you can trust our pest control specialists to make sure your home or business is protected from roaches and other pests.