Roach Pest Control
Roach extermination requires a comprehensive approach tailored to your unique situation.
No matter where you live in St. Louis & Kansas City, you have likely come across cockroaches. When you find a roach in your home, your first instinct is probably to kill it. But if you’re dealing with a roach infestation, you need to contact a roach pest control company.
There are many different species of roaches, and each requires a different approach for extermination and control. Cockroaches quickly develop resistance to most pesticides available over the counter. Due to this, most homeowners rely on a professional exterminator to help rid them of these pests. At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we use the latest methods and products to target roaches where they live and disrupt their life cycles.
Type of Cockroaches
There are numerous species of cockroaches around the world; however, the ones that you are most likely to encounter in St. Louis & Kansas City include:
- German roaches – These small, aggressive species of cockroaches will reproduce at a phenomenal rate inside your home. They are very dangerous to have to invade your home. They carry many different kinds of bacteria, viruses, and parasites on their bodies and feces that can cause dysentery, diarrhea, and other serious health issues.
- Wood roaches – This cockroach species lives outside but sometimes wanders or gets carried inside a home accidentally. They are often confused with German roaches because of their coloring. These roaches will not breed inside your home.
- American roaches – They are fast, flying insects that can quickly and efficiently infest an area. They like to hide in dark, humid areas. They can carry and spread more than 33 kinds of bacteria and at least six parasitic worms.
- Brownbanded roaches – These species prefer to hide in warm, dry areas. Both males and females have wings, but only males can fly. They live indoors and are some of the most pervasive cockroaches. They pose health risks to humans as they carry and spread harmful bacteria.
- Oriental roaches – These roaches are dark brown or almost black. They will infest a home and are often called water bugs because they very damp areas such as in the basement around drains and sump pumps.
Are Cockroaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches are nasty, unsanitary insects, and they do pose a health risk for people. They feed on garbage, breed in sewage, and deposit waste all over the areas they travel and inhabit. The World Health Organization states that cockroaches may carry microorganisms that cause dysentery, diarrhea, plague, cholera, typhoid fever, leprosy, and viral diseases like poliomyelitis.
Cockroaches produce a protein that can lead to an allergic reaction in some people. Their saliva, moltings, waste, and even dead cockroaches can act as triggers. Some common signs of a cockroach allergy are nasal congestion, headache, sinus pain, wheezing, and coughing.
Research shows that when asthmatic children are exposed to cockroaches, their condition worsens, and they have to be treated more frequently when compared to children who suffer only from asthma.
Roach Pest Control
Roaches multiply rapidly, spread disease, and are a cause of distress and annoyance for people worldwide. In St. Louis & Kansas City, roaches are a persistent problem, and most homeowners have to schedule regular visits from a cockroach exterminator. If they fail to do this, it is only a matter of time before they have a significant infestation because the roaches tend to flee from a treated home and take up residence in an untreated one. Therefore, it is essential to proactively protect your home from roaches by consulting with an experienced pest control expert.
At Titan Pest & Wildlife, our exterminators will target critical areas for treatment—behind the refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, under the sink, and behind the shower and washing machine. Each species requires a different approach for extermination and control. Roaches quickly develop resistance to most pesticides available over the counter.