How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Vail Homeowners

German cockroach on a white rock

Cockroaches are one of those pests that every Vail homeowner is on alert for, but not all know how to deal with. Only once an infestation is upon them do they seek solutions. Unfortunately, DIY methods and home remedies fail to deliver results, so how can you get cockroach control in Vail?

To get rid of cockroaches, you need professionals working for you, and that's where RAM Pest Control comes in. We have over 25 years of Vail pest control experience, and we want to put it to work for you. Read below to discover how you can protect your home from cockroaches and all the ways RAM Pest Control can help.

Types Of Cockroaches: Identifying Common Species

The three most common types of cockroaches that infest our homes are brown-banded, German, and oriental cockroaches. Here's how you can tell them apart:

German cockroaches can grow up to 2 inches long, making them one of the largest species. They have flat, light-brownish bodies, and moist climates draw them.
The brown-banded cockroach is roughly 1/2 inch long and has yellow bands against a brown body. The bands give the appearance of stripes.
Oriental cockroaches have a dark, shiny exterior. They also have wings, with males having much larger wings than females. 

Knowing what type of cockroaches you're dealing with can help make treatment easier, but don't worry; RAM Pest Control can do it for you. During our comprehensive inspection, we'll positively identify the pests on your property and explain our findings so you know what you're facing. We provide free inspections, so call us today to schedule.

Health Risks: Cockroaches Spread Disease And Trigger Allergies

Everyone knows that cockroaches spread disease, but sometimes how they do so is misunderstood. Roaches don't bite, sting, or inject to make you feel ill. Instead, they simply exist as they are in your living space.

Roaches are notoriously unclean and spread harmful bacteria on every surface they touch. But, more subtly, cockroach droppings in your home can make you ill by triggering allergies. Their waste contains an enzyme that triggers common allergy side effects, like watery eyes, itchy skin, and sore throat. The effects are even stronger in those with asthma.

RAM Pest Control technicians will work fast to treat your home and secure it from cockroaches. After the initial treatment, we follow up to gauge its effectiveness and determine what else you need to do to protect your home. If pests return in between visits, we'll return to retreat.

Professional Cockroach Extermination: When To Call The Experts

You need professional cockroach control the moment you have a single roach in your home. These pests are incredibly resilient and reproduce quickly. Waiting to make the call gives them more time to multiply and spread throughout your home. That's why RAM Pest Control offers the same and next-day services when available. We also provide recurring monthly treatment plans to secure your home with ongoing inspections and treatments. 

Cockroach Prevention: Proactive Tips To Prevent Reinfestations

Once your home is cockroach-free, your work still isn't done. Yes, you can breathe easily now, but what about the future? You must make some changes around your home to keep roaches from returning. Here are some simple ways to prevent cockroaches in Vail:

  • Repair leaks inside your home
  • Keep trash cans sealed tight
  • Store food properly
  • Keep humidity and moisture in check
  • Regularly clean drains 
  • Vacuum to remove food crumbs

Whether you need local cockroach removal or other pest services, we can help. RAM Pest Control is a local leader in wildlife and pest control, and we got in that position by always putting the customer's needs and concerns first. Work with us and see what sets us apart from the rest. Call today and start living a life free of pests.

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