How To Get Cockroaches Out Of Your Mobile Home, Fast

cockroaches crawling on bathroom floor

Of all the pests that you can find around your Mobile home, cockroaches are one of the most frustrating and disgusting. These creatures have a rather formidable reputation and are known for being unsanitary, but they are truthfully even worse than most people realize. Cockroaches can pose many health risks for humans, so knowing how to prevent and control them is essential.

One interesting fact about cockroaches is that there are actually around 4,500 species found throughout the world. Thankfully, there are only a few species that are likely to get inside your home.

The most common species of cockroach in Mobile is the German cockroach. These roaches are a small species, growing up to just over half an inch in length. They are tan in color with two dark stripes behind their heads. American cockroaches are the largest cockroaches and can grow to be up to three inches long, and are a reddish-brown color. Lastly, the Oriental cockroach is a medium-sized, shiny black cockroach that looks somewhat like a beetle.

Beyond the health risks, the other issue with cockroaches is that they can be difficult to remove. This is because they are resistant to many pesticides and can hide in many out of reach places.

How Do Cockroaches Get Inside?

Cockroaches can get inside in many ways. They can slip through small cracks in the walls or get in under doors or through windows. Some cockroaches will even enter a building through plumbing. Because of this, it can be difficult to completely remove all entry points.

Then, once cockroaches are inside, they can hide in small areas such as in cracks in the walls or behind cupboards. They can also reproduce quickly which means infestations can quickly grow out of control. Cockroaches are notoriously hard to eliminate and can even live up for several weeks without their heads.

Can You Remove Cockroaches On Your Own?

Many home and business owners assume that removing cockroaches on their own is a much better option. They think that DIY cockroach control methods will be faster and that they are also more cost-effective. However, this just isn’t the case.

Most home remedies and over-the-counter pesticides don’t work very well on cockroaches. While they might eliminate some of the individual cockroaches, they are very unlikely to eradicate the entire infestation. Because of this, you’ll have to keep buying more products only to find that no matter what you do, you still have cockroaches.

In some situations, these pesticides can even be dangerous. Trying to use certain chemicals can especially be a health risk for pets and children. It’s always best to let people with experience handling strong insecticides handle the issue instead.

The Best Way To Protect Your Family From Cockroaches

Because cockroaches can spread illnesses such as E. coli and salmonella, it’s vital to remove an infestation right away. And, while DIY methods don’t usually work, the experts at EnSec have the experience and tools necessary to remove any cockroach problem at an affordable price. Don’t put you and your family at risk. Instead, let our trained technicians get rid of cockroaches and keep them out for good.

To learn more about our residential cockroach control options, give us a call today. We ever offer free estimates!