It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. You’re in the kitchen, and you see a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen floor. Approximately 100 different species of insects  may infest the average American home, but cockroaches can be one of the worst. Cockroaches are incredibly resourceful and challenging to eliminate. Please read on to learn how Raven Termite and Pest Control, exterminators in Harford County, rids your home or office of these disgusting insects.

What are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are insects from the Blattodea family. They are wide and long, and typically brown in color. They have a hard shell and antennas. Depending on the type of cockroach species, they can range in size from one inch to 1.5 inches long.

In our area, four main types of cockroaches can be found in homes and buildings: German cockroach, brown-banded cockroach, American cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. Exterminators in Harford County are accustomed to dealing with each of these specific species of cockroaches.

How to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

One of the most important steps for cockroach infestation control is sanitation. Keep counters and the floors free of food crumbs. Store all food in sealed containers.

Next, ensure you seal any holes and gaps around the home that allow cockroaches to get in. Caulk around plumbing, especially in adjoining townhouses, apartments, etc.

If you know you already have an infestation, it is time to call a professional. Trying to eliminate them on your own won’t be entirely effective. You’ll likely only capture a few cockroaches at a time.

How Professional Exterminators Help

Cockroaches have huge families. For example, the American Cockroach can produce an average of 150 young in her lifetime. So, once you see a cockroach, you may already have a massive infestation.

A professional exterminator has the knowledge and understanding of how to eliminate an infestation thoroughly and adequately. They will use the proper substances and tools without putting your family and your pets in danger. They can identify entry points and seal them up. Plus, they can offer suggestions and tips to avoid a future infestation.

Need Exterminators in Harford County? Raven Termite and Pest Control

Raven Termite and Pest Control are the top exterminators in Harford County. The professionals at Raven Termite and Pest Control offer extermination services for rodents, bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, termites, roaches, spiders, silverfish, and wildlife control. Contact us for a free estimate today.