Delaware Cockroach Control
Cockroaches can be a major concern in homes and businesses in Delaware. Besides being unsightly, cockroaches carry several diseases and can cause sanitation problems, especially when it comes to food safety and air quality. The Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain, in Delaware, there are a few common species that thrive in the summer months and seek shelter in the colder winter months, meaning they don’t take time off. To protect your home or business from cockroaches in Delaware, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What are Cockroaches?
The cockroach is a generalized insect without special adaptations like sucking mouth parts (such as aphids or cicada). There are about 4,600 species of cockroaches, about 30 of which are known to live around humans. Only four or five of those, however, are the well-known pests most of us have encountered. The Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain cockroaches found in Delaware include the American cockroach, Dark wood cockroach, German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach.
How to Identify Cockroaches
The most common cockroach species found in Delaware are the American and German cockroaches. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains they are both oval-shaped, reddish-brown, and have thin, spiny legs. American cockroaches are about twice as big and can be up to about an inch and a half long.
The other two species commonly found in or around homes or businesses in Delaware are the dark wood cockroach and the oriental cockroach. The oriental cockroach, which hails from Africa and not Asia, is also known as the water bug. These pests are smaller, dark and smooth, and are attracted to damp areas. Dark wood cockroaches are chestnut brown with flat, oval-shaped bodies, long antennae, and spiny legs.
What Problems Can Cockroaches Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Although cockroaches don’t bite, they can pose a serious health risk to your home or business in Delaware. Cockroaches are vectors for diseases such as dysentery, e.coli, salmonella, and staph infections by contaminating food preparation surfaces or the food itself with droppings or by mechanical transfer (i.e. walking on things and spreading viruses and bacteria). The DE pest control experts at Viking Pest explain cockroaches also been known to exacerbate asthma and allergies, as their skin and droppings can become airborne and breathable.
When are Cockroaches Active in Delaware?
The DE pest control experts at Viking Pest explain cockroaches in Delaware are most active in the spring and summer months and tend to come out mostly at night. During the fall and winter, many outdoor cockroaches will seek the warmth of your DE home or business to overwinter.
How to Prevent Cockroaches in Delaware
Prevention is the most important part of controlling cockroaches in Delaware. The DE pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend cleaning up food and wiping down food preparation surfaces, keeping food and trash in tightly closed containers, and cleaning often. Seal up potential entry points like holes around pipes, doors, and windows.
Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend acting quickly if you see cockroaches in your home or business. If you do suspect a cockroach problem, contact extermination experts like Viking Pest, who will inspect your DE home or business for signs of a cockroach infestation. Viking Pest will apply integrated pest management techniques to eliminate cockroaches and prevent a further infestation.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Cockroaches in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent cockroaches from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!