Maryland Cockroach Exterminator Services
Cockroaches can be a major concern in homes and businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Cockroaches carry disease and can cause sanitation issues, including food safety and air quality. In Maryland, some common species thrive in the summer months and seek shelter in the colder winter months. To protect your Eastern Shore of Maryland home or business from cockroaches, 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?
Cockroaches have been around since more than 300 million years ago. They can survive brutal conditions and can cause frustration for home and business owners in MD. There are about 4,600 species of cockroaches, about 30 of which are known to live around humans. Only four or five of those are the well-known pests most of us have encountered. The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest explain cockroaches found in Maryland include the American cockroach, Brown-banded cockroach, German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach.
How to Identify Cockroaches
The most common cockroaches on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 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 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are the brown-banded cockroach and the oriental cockroach. The brown-banded cockroach is about half an inch long and has light brown bands across its wings and abdomen. The oriental cockroach, also known as a water bug, is smaller, dark and smooth, and attracted to damp areas.
What Problems Can Cockroaches Cause for Maryland Home and Business Owners?
Cockroaches don’t bite, but they can pose a serious health risk to Maryland homes and businesses. Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland cockroaches spread diseases such as dysentery, e.coli, salmonella, and staph infections by contaminating food and surfaces by walking on them or leaving droppings. Local Eastern Shore of Maryland exterminators at Viking Pest state cockroaches can also cause problems for those with allergies or asthma as their skin and droppings can become airborne and breathable.
When are Cockroaches Active in Maryland?
Cockroaches in Maryland 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 enter into hibernation, but some will seek the warmth of your home or business explain the Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest.
How to Prevent Cockroaches in Maryland
Prevention is the most important part of controlling cockroaches in Maryland. The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend picking up food and cleaning food preparation surfaces. Keep food and trash in tightly closed containers and clean often. Seal potential entry points like holes around pipes, doors and windows.
The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend acting quickly if you see cockroaches in your home or business. If you think you have a cockroach infestation, contact extermination experts like Viking Pest. Viking will inspect your home or business for signs of cockroach activity and use integrated pest management (IPM) techniques to eliminate cockroaches at the source and prevent further infestation.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Cockroaches in Maryland
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent cockroaches from invading your home or business on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!