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The Dangers Cockroaches Bring To Orange County Properties


Whether you love exploring the 40 miles of coastline, surfing "The Wedge" of Huntington Beach, or working at one of the many Fortune 500 companies, Orange County has a lot to offer its residents. Thanks to the excellent year-round climate, Californians have plenty of options for fun and play. The last thing you want to do is miss your neighbor's backyard barbeque because you're dealing with a cockroach infestation. These pests can be more than just gross; cockroaches can be extremely dangerous and are difficult to exterminate without experience and professional help.

What Do Orange County Cockroaches Look Like?

In Orange County, the most common species of cockroaches invading businesses and homes include American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches.

  • American Cockroach: The American cockroach ranges in size from 1 to 2 inches, has an oval-shaped body, reddish-brown color, and tiny wings. They typically enter homes through sewers, drains, under doors, or any other space that's large enough for them to squeeze through. Some signs of an American cockroach infestation include finding droppings, noticing egg capsules, smelling a musty odor, or seeing the insect.

  • German Cockroach: We find in Orange County the most common cockroach is the German cockroach. They are approximately 1 inch in length, have oval-shaped bodies, tiny wings, and are a light brown color. They prefer a humid, warm environment that is close to a food source. They are also commonly found in bathrooms.

  • Oriental Cockroach: The Oriental cockroach lives outside, near bodies of water. They are typically 1 inch in length and have a dark reddish-brown color. This type of cockroach enters your home by coming under doors and through drains, pipes, and sewers.

How To Tell If You Have A Cockroach Problem

Did you know that cockroaches are the number one indoor pest and can infest even the cleanest homes? When we think of having a bug problem in our homes, we typically picture cockroaches. Unfortunately, for many homeowners in Orange County, this is an unfortunate reality. While cockroaches are often an indicator of poor housekeeping and hygiene, cockroaches can also infest a spotless home. They can survive off almost nothing, and just about any home and building can become infested regardless of cleanliness.

If you are unsure if your Orange County home has a cockroach infestation, there are tell-tale signs. The obvious indicator of an infestation is to see a live roach out in the open. In addition, you may notice smear marks, cockroach droppings, shed skins, or detect a musty odor in the air.

Dangers Of A Cockroach Infestation In Your Orange County Home

Cockroaches can carry diseases, and by invading kitchens and pantries, they can spread diseases to humans. All cockroaches threaten Orange County homeowners due to the parasitic worms, human pathogens, and bacteria they carry and spread throughout homes. They pick up these unwanted bacteria through unsanitary places such as sewage, garbage, and dead and decaying organisms before entering the house.

Some of the most common diseases cockroaches can spread include cholera, E. coli, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, and gastroenteritis. In addition, their shed skin, urine, and fecal matter spread throughout homes can also trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Ultimately, cockroaches are dangerous and not good to have around your house. Because of the many diseases cockroaches carry and the health risks they pose, prevention is vital for all Orange County homeowners.

Reach Out The Professionals At Pacific Shore Pest Control

If you are looking for a more straightforward and eco-friendly solution to keeping pests out of your home, we have your answer here at Pacific Shore Pest Control. With our expertise and friendly pest technicians by your side, your home will have everything it needs to remain not only cockroach-free but pest-free year-round. So give the Pacific Shore Pest Control team a call today to find out how our team can help you fight back against pests. We offer both home pest control and commercial pest management services.

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