Finding cockroaches in your home or business is an unnerving discovery. Not only are they a nuisance and an embarrassment, but they can carry bacteria on their bodies and transfer it to our food or food surfaces. Roaches are one of the most common pest problems encountered by home and business owners and are an extremely hardy insect.
They feed on human and pet food and can leave an offensive odor. Certain cockroach species can remain active for weeks without food; some can survive on something as simple as the glue from the back of a postage stamp. They prefer warmer conditions but can adapt to a variety of environments, and are mostly active at night.
Tri-County Roach Control Services
The team at Tri-County Pest Control uses the most up-to-date equipment and methods to offer the best possible cockroach control for our customers. Whether your home or business needs a one-time treatment or periodic control throughout the year, our team will be there to eliminate your roaches immediately.
Our certified employees have the experience needed to find the causes of the infestation and offer roach control methods to prevent re-infestation.
Put your mind at ease and let family owned & operated Tri-County Pest Control handle your roach issue quickly and efficiently. Call us at (662) 840-1163 and schedule your free inspection today.
Roach Control Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have roaches?
Physically seeing a roach: The best time to spot roaches is at night. Roaches will generally scatter when you turn a light on and enter a room. They are nocturnal, so if you spot a roach during the day, it means that overcrowding and lack of food are forcing them to seek food in daytime hours.
Finding roach feces: Roaches leave a considerable amount of droppings which can resemble coffee grounds, specks of pepper, oval pellets, or brown stains. Look behind the stove and refrigerator as well as in pantries, cupboards, and other food storage areas.
Finding roach eggs: Roaches breed aggressively, so finding their egg casings (“oothecae”) is another way to detect a roach infestation. Oothecae are brown, oblong casings that house many eggs. After the eggs hatch, the oothecae is left behind. Look for full or empty oothecae in pantries and cupboards, behind furniture, in books, and in other tight protected areas such as wall cracks.
Smelling roaches: Roaches can produce a musty, pungent odor that increases as the infestation grows.
Can cockroaches spread disease?
Roaches don’t transmit disease directly to us through a bite like a mosquito but are “mechanical” disease vectors that transfer bacteria and other organisms from their bodies to our food and food surfaces.
How can I avoid getting cockroaches in my home or business?
Follow these tips to avoid roach infestation:
- Store food in the refrigerator or containers with tight-fitting lids.
- Do not let dirty dishes accumulate
- Keep pet food dishes clean and don’t leave your pet’s food out overnight
- Take your garbage out often
- Keep your countertops, stove, and cabinets clean
- Keep the evaporation pan under your freezer and refrigerator clean
What do cockroaches eat?
Roaches will eat any organic food source available to them including meats, beer, cheese, books, leather, hair, decaying matter, sweets, and starches. Some have been found to eat decaying wood and dead trees. They can live from a few days to a week without water.
How long do cockroaches live?
The lifespan can range from a month to almost two years and is dependent on the species of cockroach and the environment.
What kind of cockroaches do we have in Mississippi?
In Tupelo and the North MS area, we have about five different roaches we deal with on a daily basis: the German cockroach (the most common and hardest to get rid of), American cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, smoky brown roach, and the wood roach. Each has their characteristics but share one – homeowners hate them. Roaches contaminate food, they spread disease, spread allergies, and can cause asthma problems.