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Synergy Jackson Pest Control Answers Your FAQ’s About Cockroaches

What is the best roach killer?

The sudden appearance of roaches inside your home can cause panic.  Most homeowners quickly run out and purchase a liquid spray to kill the roaches they can see.  In many cases, quick-acting roach killers can make the problem worse, especially if your infestation is caused by German roaches.

Proper extermination of roaches includes several steps to be successful.  The first is sanitation and removal of all sources of attraction for roaches.  Next, cockroach baits are effective at allowing roaches to distribute the bait back to their nests and other roaches before dying.  After that insecticide sprays and dusts can help kill the remaining roaches.

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are common indoor pests that are in the same order of insects that also includes termites.  Many cockroaches are brown to black in color, between 1/2 inch and 2 inches in length, with long flattened bodies.  Cockroaches are dangerous to humans, not because of their bite, but because of the diseases they can transmit.

Common diseases transmitted by cockroaches to humans include: dysentary, giardia, cholera, salmonellosis, and listeriosis, among a few.  Getting rid of cockroaches for good involves several steps, with the most important being sanitation measures.  Cockroach species, such as German cockroaches, may require the services of a pest control company specializing in cockroach extermination.

How to kill cockroaches?

There are a number of ways you can successfully kill cockroaches quickly in your home.  A lot of that success is selecting the correct method based on the type of roach infestation you are dealing with.  German roach infestations are among the worst, as they are prolific breeders.  Getting rid of German roaches often involves several applications of cockroach baits.

Options to get rid of roaches include: cockroach traps, cockroach gel baits, liquid insecticides, boric acid, dust insecticides, and insect growth regulators.  Natural, do-it-yourself remedies are often not the best choice so research your options carefully.

What do cockroach eggs look like?

With the ability to produce 15-20 eggs at a time and breed dozens of time in their lifetimes, cockroaches can become a big problem quickly.  The presence of cockroach eggs can be a sign of a growing cockroach infestation.  So what do cockroach eggs look like?

Cockroach eggs are lighter brown to white in color.  But what you are most likely to see is the case that cockroach eggs are contained in, which is called an egg case or oothecae.  Female cockroaches carry their eggs until ready to hatch in oothecae attached to the rear of their bodies.  These cases are often dark brown to reddish brown in color and can contain 15-20 eggs each.

Do cockroaches bite?

Do cockroaches bite?  Cockroaches in your home can be alarming, but cockroaches rarely bite.  The real danger from cockroaches is not their bite, but the diseases they can spread.  Food-borne illnesses from cockroach infestations are common, including diseases such as salmonella.  Other diseases include dysentary, typhoid fever, cholera, and diarrhea.

Getting rid of cockroaches quickly is crucial due to their ability to rapidly reproduce.  Sanitation is a must, removing all sources of food and/or water that are attracting roaches in the first place.  After that a number of measures or combination of measures can be used including: glue traps, insecticide sprays, insecticide dusts, and cockroach baits.

What does it mean if I see a cockroach with eggs?

Female cockroaches carry their eggs in a case or ootheca.  Seeing cockroaches with egg cases in your home is cause for concern.  Cockroaches are prolific breeders with female cockroaches ability to create between 6 and 100 oothecae in their lifetime.  Each ootheca can contain up to 15 eggs.

The key to effective cockroach control is to disrupt their ability to breed.  This can take time.  Insect growth regulators and cockroach baits are slow-acting chemicals intended to be passed among all of the cockroaches in a nest or in your home.  These chemicals interfere with the production of egg cases and cockroach breeding.

What are flying cockroaches?

There are several different species of cockroaches that fly including: American cockroach, Smokybrown cockroach, Australian cockroach, and the Asian cockroach.  Like all other cockroaches, flying cockroaches are nocturnal.  Flying cockroaches are attracted to lights both inside and outside of your home in the evening.

Getting rid of flying cockroaches involves several steps.  First, determine the type of species of cockroach you are dealing with.  Second, select a treatment specific to the species of cockroach infesting your home.  Effective cockroach extermination includes the use(or combination) of: cockroach baits, insecticide sprays, and insecticide dusts.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

If you’re looking for the right team to handle the issue for you, Synergy² is here to help. We provide trusted services throughout the area, so contact us for the best pest control services around.

Feel free to read more about us and decide if Synergy² is the right company for you.  We have over 300 Five-Star Google reviews for pest control service in the Jackson metro area (Jackson/Madison/Brandon/Ridgeland). Check out our newest location reviews for pest control service in Jackson, MS here at Synergy² Jackson Pest Control!

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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