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Roach Removal 101: What It Takes To Eliminate An Infestation In Your Providence Home

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One of the worst feelings is to get out of bed in the middle of the night, stumble into the bathroom, turn on the light, and see cockroaches running for cover and disappearing down the drain or behind the cabinet. Even worse is to feel something crawl across your body while lying in bed, only to realize it is a cockroach.

If you have cockroaches in your house, you need pest control in Providence from Encon, for we have removed cockroaches from homes for almost 20 years. We are a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing affordable premium pest control services. Our trained, experienced technicians treat our customers like family and provide the best pest control service possible. 

In this brief article, we teach how to identify common cockroaches in our area, why they are dangerous, and what you can do to remove them from your Providence home. 

One of the worst feelings is to get out of bed in the middle of the night, stumble into the bathroom, turn on the light, and see cockroaches running for cover and disappearing down the drain or behind the cabinet. Even worse is to feel something crawl across your body while lying in bed, only to realize it is a cockroach.

If you have cockroaches in your house, you need pest control in Providence from Encon, for we have removed cockroaches from homes for almost 20 years. We are a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing affordable premium pest control services. Our trained, experienced technicians treat our customers like family and provide the best pest control service possible. 

In this brief article, we teach how to identify common cockroaches in our area, why they are dangerous, and what you can do to remove them from your Providence home. 

One of the worst feelings is to get out of bed in the middle of the night, stumble into the bathroom, turn on the light, and see cockroaches running for cover and disappearing down the drain or behind the cabinet. Even worse is to feel something crawl across your body while lying in bed, only to realize it is a cockroach.

If you have cockroaches in your house, you need pest control in Providence from Encon, for we have removed cockroaches from homes for almost 20 years. We are a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing affordable premium pest control services. Our trained, experienced technicians treat our customers like family and provide the best pest control service possible. 

In this brief article, we teach how to identify common cockroaches in our area, why they are dangerous, and what you can do to remove them from your Providence home. 

Physical Characteristics Of Roaches: How To Identify Them

Three types of cockroaches invade homes in Providence: 

  • German cockroaches
  • American cockroaches
  • Oriental cockroaches

We will briefly describe each species to help you on your cockroach identification quest. 

If you have seen a cockroach, it is most likely a German cockroach because these are the most prolific of all cockroach species. German cockroaches have a light brown to tan 1/2 to 5/8 oval-shaped body with two dark strips on their back. If you have seen massive cockroaches in your Providence home, you probably have American cockroaches. These reddish-brown bugs have a 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 body, excessively long antennae, and a figure-eight pattern on their head. The body size of an oriental cockroach is between that of a German and an American cockroach (about 1 inch), but the distinguishing feature is their dark brown to black shiny body. 

When an Encon technician arrives at your Providence home for roach pest control, we can identify the species infesting your house. 

Health Risks Of Roaches: The Dangers Of Cockroach Infestations

Most insects contaminate surfaces and are a nuisance, but the spines jutting out from cockroach legs make them disease carriers. Cockroaches eat decaying plant and animal matter in sewers, drains, trash and compost piles, and other polluted places filled with bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasitic worms. As they move through these areas, pathogens stick to the spines and later transfer to surfaces and items inside homes. They also transmit the disease-causing organisms through their saliva and feces.

Typhoid fever, dysentery, salmonellosis, giardia, and E. coli infections are a sampling of the nearly three dozen bacterial-related diseases cockroaches spread. Cockroaches also spread parasitic worms, fungal infections, and viruses to humans. In addition to these illnesses, airborne proteins and floating, dried fecal particles trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions.

The best way to kill cockroaches is to use Encon. We have the tools and experience to remove them from your Providence house. 

Professional Roach Extermination: Call The Experts Right Away

When you contact us for cockroach pest control, we will send a trained technician to inspect your home. We will investigate for entry points, attractants, and hot spots and identify the species infesting your house. We will create a custom strategic plan to eradicate the active adult population and eliminate the egg capsules to prevent the next generation from hatching. 

We use the newest treatment methods. For the safety of pets and children, we do not use liquid products indoors but use strategically placed baits that are safely out of the reach of children. The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to use Encon professionals. 

Effective Ways To Keep Roaches Out: Essential Prevention Measures

Once your Encon technician ends the cockroach infestation, you should do the following to keep them away for good:

  • Keep indoor garbage cans closed
  • Sweep the house regularly
  • Suction out corners and cracks 
  • Remove debris from the yard
  • Seal cracks in the foundation

When an Encon technician treats your home to remove the cockroaches, we can supply additional tips for your specific situation. Contact Encon today to experience superior service at an affordable price and get a free quote.