The Best Way To Keep Cockroaches In Santa Clarita Out Of Your Home

cockroach crawling in a kitchen

Nobody in Santa Clarita wants to roll out the welcome wagon for cockroaches. However, you could be doing so without realizing it. Innocuous habits that you wouldn’t even think about could easily attract a hoard of cockroaches into your home. Things as innocent as leaving dirty dishes in your sink or not keeping a lid on your garbage can mean setting a buffet for roaches. You’ve got to take drastic measures when creating a Santa Clarita pest control plan to deal with roaches. 

How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Infestation 

There are tons of ways to tell if you have a cockroach infestation – though, ironically enough, seeing actual cockroaches may not be one of them. Cockroaches are nocturnal and are also highly motivated to avoid contact with humans. That means not seeing live roaches indicates you don’t have a massive cockroach problem. You’ll have to look for other signs of a cockroach infestation, like:

  • Smear marks from roaches crawling through water
  • A musty or dirty odor
  • Cockroach droppings (these look like coffee grains)
  • Cockroach egg capsules (these look like tiny brown pills)
  • Roach bodies or exoskeletons

If you start seeing these signs, you need to act sooner rather than later to avoid the expense of dealing with a severe infestation and the health risks associated with one. 

How Cockroaches Are Harmful To Your Health

Cockroaches are harmful to your health because they spread various diseases. They’re known or suspected to spread around forty pathogens, including salmonella, staph, typhoid fever, E Coli, listeria, and more! These disgusting bugs have no compunction about pooping where they eat – and where you eat. They drag germs all over surfaces and food stores after crawling through filthy places like sewage and garbage. So it would be best if you took measures to prevent even small roach infestations, especially considering how fast they grow into substantial roach infestations. 

Five Tips For Effective Cockroach Control In Santa Clarita

The best way to keep cockroaches out of your home is to make it physically more difficult to get in and less attractive for them to try. To do this:

  • Seal all possible entryways into your home, including cracks in siding and gaps underneath doors. 
  • Cover all garbage on your property with tight-fitting lids at all times.
  • Clean up immediately after eating and never leave dirty dishes anywhere – not even the sink. 
  • Store all foods in your household either in the fridge or in airtight containers to mask smells. 
  • Declutter around your home to reduce places where roaches could hide. 

Taking these measures won’t make it impossible for roaches to get in or find something to eat, but it can make it hard enough to encourage them to move on to easier pickings. 

How To Keep Cockroaches Away From Your Home

If you want to get rid of cockroaches that are already infesting your home, you’ll need professional help. First, cockroaches breed exceedingly fast. So if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll temporarily reduce your roach population without eliminating it.

Second, OTC cockroach pesticides are almost entirely worthless. Roaches can develop chemical resistance incredibly well, and while professional control methods can keep up with this, DIY methods cannot. So don’t waste your time with them. Instead, call us here at CVA Exterminators. We know exactly how to get rid of any size roach infestation and make sure you never have to deal with it again!