Four Sure Signs Your East County San Diego Home Has Roaches 

June 15, 2021

Cockroaches can infest any home, even clean homes. They are brown, oval, flat insects that are nocturnal. There are five common species of cockroaches in San Diego: German cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Turkestan cockroaches. Cockroaches vary from under ½ inch to almost two inches long.

an american cockroach in a san diego kitchen

Signs of Cockroaches

Because cockroaches are nocturnal, people often find signs of cockroaches before they see them. Cockroaches have a musty odor that is unpleasant. It is especially evident around cockroach hot spots such as under the sink, in the kitchen, and in the bathroom. In those same places, you will see black spots that look like pieces of pepper or ground coffee. Those are droppings from cockroaches living there. Cockroaches are somewhat oily. They also walk through dirty places such as sewers. Trails cockroaches use frequently have smear marks from the oil and whatever else the cockroach has stepped in. Finally, you will find shed skins, hatched eggs, and empty egg cases around the house. If you see any of these signs, you probably have cockroaches. 

Cockroaches Pose A Danger To You And Your Family

Cockroaches pose a danger to you in two ways. As mentioned, cockroaches walk through sewers and other filthy areas. When they eat food in your house or get on food-preparation surfaces or plates, knives, and other tableware, they track that filth and contaminate your food. Cockroaches can transmit salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, E. coli infection, and other illnesses.
 
The other way cockroaches are a health risk Is spreading allergies and worsening asthma. Feces and shed skins and empty egg cases can break up into dust which you can breathe in. This dust can cause asthma and allergies. Studies have shown that children who lived in homes with a lot of cockroaches were twice as likely to have asthma than kids without high levels of cockroach allergens. Further, children with asthma who lived in places with lots of cockroach allergens had significantly more hospitalizations than kids who did not live in homes with lots of cockroach allergens. Protect your family by getting rid of cockroaches.

Protect Your Family: Get Professional Help

Cockroaches are survivors and they are incredibly hard to get rid of. Because they are so flat, they can hide in crevices and cracks when you treat your house with a bug bomb or other DIY products. When the coast is clear, they come back out and resume their activities. 

You need expert help to get rid of these annoying and dangerous bugs. Lockwood Pest Control can help. We are happy to stop by and provide a free pest inspection. After we finish the inspection, we will discuss our findings with you and present a plan of action to eliminate the pests we found.

If you approve, we will start the treatment immediately. We are on call seven days a week so we can address your concerns anytime, not just on weekdays. There is no extra cost for Saturday and Sunday service calls. Our founder is a USA Air Force veteran. We do not lock you into a contract, but only come out when you need us. All our products are family and pet-safe. We guarantee all our work. If you find a pest within the guarantee period, we will come out immediately and re-treat your house at our expense. Call Lockwood Pest Control today at (619) 972-1900 to get rid of your cockroaches

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