A Handy Guide To Cockroach Control For Miami-Dade County Properties

November 12, 2020


There’s an old adage that states: There are only two things that can survive a nuclear blast, Twinkies and cockroaches. While we can’t speak to the tenacity of a Twinkie, if ever there were a pest to survive such a blast, it would be the cockroach. That’s because cockroaches, as far as pests go, are extremely hard to get rid of. They can adapt to almost any climate, they can go long periods without food or water, and they repopulate very easily. And while this may be good news for cockroaches, it’s bad news for you should they infest your Miami-Dade County home. That’s why you need to know what your options are should these tenacious pests invade your property.

a cockorach crawling on a basement floor

There’s an old adage that states: There are only two things that can survive a nuclear blast, Twinkies and cockroaches. While we can’t speak to the tenacity of a Twinkie, if ever there were a pest to survive such a blast, it would be the cockroach. That’s because cockroaches, as far as pests go, are extremely hard to get rid of. They can adapt to almost any climate, they can go long periods without food or water, and they repopulate very easily. And while this may be good news for cockroaches, it’s bad news for you should they infest your Miami-Dade County home. That’s why you need to know what your options are should these tenacious pests invade your property.

Identifying Common Area Cockroaches

While there are numerous species of cockroaches throughout the world, three species that you are likely to encounter in south Florida are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches. 
 
German Cockroaches are light brown or tan with two dark parallel stripes behind their heads. They have six legs and large antennae, and they grow to be up to 5/8th of an inch long. Both males and females of this species have wings, however, they rarely fly. German cockroaches prefer warm, humid places close to water or food sources.
 
American Cockroaches are reddish-brown in color and feature a yellow figure-eight pattern on the backs of their heads. They have six legs, antennae, and can grow to be up to 2 1/8th inches long. Both males and females of this species have wings and are capable of flying. American cockroaches are known to bite if handled.
 
Brown-Banded Cockroaches are brown in color and feature a light-brown banding across their wings. They grow to be ½ an inch long and have six legs and antennae. Males of this species have large wings and are capable of flying. However, the females’ wings are undeveloped which prohibits them from flying.

The Dangers Posed By Cockroaches

While most people know that cockroaches are gross, many are unaware that they are dangerous, as well. While outside, cockroaches frequent filthy areas such as sewers, drainpipes, and trash bins. While in these locations, they pick up all sorts of disease-causing bacteria and pathogens. Then, when they come into your home, they spread the bacteria and pathogens to pretty much any surface they touch. This could be countertops, dishes, or even food if it’s been left out. Diseases that cockroaches have been known to spread include salmonellosis, dysentery, gastroenteritis, and E. coli. In addition to this, cockroaches have also been known to trigger asthma and allergies in at-risk people. No matter the issue, there’s no shortage of reasons you don’t want cockroaches in your home.

Difficulties Preventing And Eliminating Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches are capable of fitting through small cracks and holes which can make pinpointing infestations difficult. Pair this with their adaptability and durability, and cockroaches are some of the toughest pests to keep out initially and get rid of once they infest your home. As such, you need to know what your options are should cockroaches invade your property. Otherwise, the health of you and your family could be at risk.

How To Protect Your Home From The Dangers Of Cockroaches

The best method for eliminating cockroaches from your Miami-Dade County home is teaming up with the professionals here at Amco Pest Solutions. Only professional treatment can ensure your home is safe from these disease-spreading pests all year long.
 
Not only will our trained pest technicians eradicate any cockroach infestation with which you are currently dealing, but they will also work with you to protect your home from any future infestations, as well. Don’t let disease-spreading cockroaches overrun your home. Give Amco Pest Solutions a call today.




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