Baldwyn Homeowners' Guide To Cockroach Control And Prevention

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Eliminate cockroaches effectively with McCary Pest Control's guide to controlling, preventing, and removing these pests from your Baldwyn home. Learn about the types of cockroaches invading your home, their habits, why they make you sick, and how to get rid of cockroaches for good. Property owners know to trust McCary Pest Control for safe, affordable pest control in Baldwyn, MS. Continue reading and discover how we can help you and your pest problem.

Common Types Of Roaches Found In Baldwyn

Even though there are thousands of cockroach species, very few types invade your home. While quite beneficial to the environment since they consume decomposing matter, cockroaches are disturbing pests to encounter while searching for a midnight snack of your own.

The most common types of cockroaches in Baldwyn that can invade your home are:

  • American cockroaches
  • German cockroaches
  • Brown-banded cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches

Each roach behaves differently, but they all prefer warmer temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. American cockroaches are the largest and generally stay outdoors until the cold winds of winter start blowing in. German cockroaches prefer indoor environments and camp out in cracks and crevices in your kitchen and bathrooms. Brown-banded cockroaches can be found in the same places as the German roach, only higher up in cabinets and ceilings. Oriental roaches invade homes during the summer months. Any other time, find them in sewers, debris, under stones, and piles of leaves. Contact McCary Pest Control at the first sign of a roach infestation, as they can make you and your family ill.

Cockroaches In Your Home Could Be Making You Sick

Cockroaches carry many dangerous bacteria and pathogens on their bodies and their hairy little legs. Those germs transfer and become a part of your home's environment. Cockroaches are associated with several dozen illnesses that harm humans and can be spread in three ways: food contamination, cockroach waste, and biting. One of the signs of cockroaches in your home is roach droppings. Roaches can chew through plastics and cardboard boxes to access food and leave their waste behind in and around it. Eating contaminated food can cause salmonellosis and dysentery. It is rare for a cockroach to bite humans, but be aware that some types can. If you experience a cockroach bite, seek immediate medical attention.

Eliminate Factors That Attract Cockroaches Into Your Home

Effective cockroach control in Baldwyn begins with proper prevention. Allowing these pests into your home is all the invitation they need. Our prevention methods are tested and approved by home and business owners just like you, so we recommend following these tips:

  • Keep cockroaches from wandering into your home by sealing cracks in exterior walls and the foundation, placing weatherstripping around windows and doors, and installing covers over vents and drains.
  • Always inspect used items for cockroaches before bringing them into your house, especially if previously outside.
  • Repair plumbing leaks and use dehumidifiers to eliminate excess moisture that most cockroaches seek.
  • Regularly clean your appliances, floors, and counters of grease, crumbs, and other food debris.
  • Before turning to bed each evening, pick up any uneaten pet food.
  • Outside your home, reduce their access to food by keeping lids on trash cans and compost bins.

Remember that prevention is only one part of cockroach control; partner with McCary Pest Control for year-round treatments that prevent cockroaches and pests from ever coming near your Baldwyn home again. 

Total Residential Cockroach Control Services

McCary Pest Control doesn't just service residents in Baldwyn and its surrounding areas. We also service commercial properties to ensure communities are well-protected and taken care of regarding their pest control needs. No one should have to go through the experience of dealing with a pest infestation alone. If you suspect you have a roach infestation or want to protect your home from a potential pest invasion. contact us today for a free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Baldwyn.