Cockroach Extermination

In Jacksonville, Florida, cockroach control is a fact of life. It seems like these annoying pests are everywhere. But, don’t let their commonality make you complacent. You do not want cockroaches in your Jacksonville home. If you see a cockroach, you already have a problem and need to hire cockroach removal services. Have a cockroach problem in Jacksonville? Try using the cockroach treatment services from Knockout Pest Control. We will worry about your cockroach problem so that you don’t have to.

How to identify cockroaches

There are thousands of cockroach species in the world, but in Jacksonville, the most common are German, American, Asian, and Smokey Brown. You don’t want any of these cockroaches in your home. However, understanding which roaches are invading your Jacksonville home is the first step toward a cleaner, healthier environment. The list below gives the most distinguishing characteristics of the four main cockroach species in Jacksonville.

  • German:

    Light brown and tan coloring with two dark parallel stripes on their backs. .5-5/8-inch long.
  • American:

    Red-brown coloring with yellow figure eight pattern on their head. 1 ¼-2 1/8-inches long.
  • Asian:

    Light brown coloring with two parallel dark lines at the back of their head. .5-2/3-inch long.
  • Smokey Brown:

    Solid dark mahogany coloring. Up to 1.5-inches long.

You will find all four species of cockroach in your Jacksonville home hiding out in dark, damp places. Just because you spot a cockroach in your home doesn’t mean that your house is dirty. However, cockroaches prefer dirty homes because it is easier for them to find food and shelter. But, if you have food in cabinets, dripping water anywhere, or unsealed cracks, then you have a possibility of attracting cockroaches.

Because roaches multiply quickly, it can be very difficult to eliminate them from your home without professional help. They also like to hide in dark places, like in cupboards and behind the refrigerator. That is why it is so important to contact professional cockroach removal services if you suspect that your Jacksonville home has cockroaches.

Cockroach dangers

As everyone in Jacksonville knows, you do not want cockroaches in your home. Not only do they leave an offensive odor, but they can also carry disease and trigger allergic reactions. This is actually a huge problem with cockroaches. The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa is commonly found in cockroaches and you can pick it up from cockroaches. Additionally, cockroaches can transmit salmonella bacteria, which can cause food poisoning ad even typhoid.

In addition to the serious health risks, cockroaches are just gross. They regurgitate their food, so if you have a large infestation, you will be faced with a huge mess and potentially contaminated food. It is better for your mental and physical health to call cockroach removal services at the first sign of the pest.

How to get rid of cockroaches

Getting rid of cockroaches for good involves coming up with a treatment plan that takes advantage of all the best treatment methods. At Knockout Pest Control, we help you protect your home and family from the dangers and other unpleasant side effects that come with a cockroach infestation. Knockout’s cockroach treatment plan both kills the pest and prevents new infestations.

If you have a cockroach problem in Jacksonville, then you have nothing to lose. Contact Knockout Pest Control today, and learn how we can help you solve your cockroach problems.

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