The Dangers Of Cockroaches In Your OKC Home

Cockroaches are a fact of life just about everywhere in the world, and we’re no exception here. For pest control in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, home and business owners have to deal with several species of roach, including German, American, and Oriental cockroaches. Each of these roaches has a unique look, but they all have much more in common than not. 

One thing all cockroaches have in common, regardless of their species, is their penchant for spreading diseases. Cockroaches are one of the worst threats to your health in the pest world because they transmit so many different pathogens. From bacteria to viruses to parasites and even fungi, roaches can infect you with just about everything you can imagine. They crawl across surfaces and contaminate them with their filthy feet. They also have no compunction about defecating in your food stores, which is why keeping roaches out of your home is so vital. Not doing so could land you anything from mild food poisoning to life-threatening illnesses. 

Our Cockroach Management Process

One of the other unfortunate things about cockroaches – aside from their talent for making you sick – is their legendary toughness. Cockroaches are infamously hard for amateur pest control enthusiasts to kill because they’re resistant to most cockroach control products you can buy at the store. That means there isn’t much you can do on your own if you wind up with a cockroach infestation. The good news is there’s plenty we can do. 

Here at Killin’ It Termite and Pest, termites aren’t the only things we’re killin’. Our cockroach control process is an end-to-end program designed to root out the infestation and discover and rectify its causes so that you don’t have to deal with a future reinfestation. We’ll start with a visual inspection of your property, focusing on places cockroaches love to haunt, like bathrooms and kitchens. We’ll also look in and under common appliances that roaches love, like refrigerators, ovens, stoves, etc. This part of the process is particularly important because we’ll need to identify the type of roaches you have before we start. 

Next, we’ll start the first of a round of two to four treatments. If your infestation is not too advanced, you may only need two. Severe infestations may need the full four. We use a whole battery of treatments – including liquids, foggers, dusts, and baits – to ensure your infestation is taken care of for good. We’ll treat all your baseboards, and everywhere else we’ve observed live roaches or signs of their presence each time we come. 

To enhance the quality and effectiveness of your treatment, we ask that you remove all items from cabinets, drawers, pantries, and countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms before we start. This way, we can ensure your roaches get the full blast. 

A Cockroach-Free House Is Just Around The Corner

Here at Killin’ It Termite and Pest, we firmly believe no OKC resident should have to share their home or commercial space with a bunch of dirty and smelly six-legged roommates. That’s why we offer fast, effective, and affordable pest services for your home or business that are safe for the whole family – including pets. So if you’re ready to kick your cockroaches to the curb or get rid of other common pests, call us or visit our contact page to schedule your initial inspection today!