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Cockroach Season Comes To Hartford

June 20, 2018

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In: Cockroaches

Cockroach season is upon us in the Hartford, Connecticut area. Are you ready for the onslaught of these disturbing, germ-carrying pests this summer? If you aren’t, then you will want to do everything you can to keep disease-ridden cockroaches out of your home!

Cockroaches are both filthy and resilient. They can survive just about anywhere but thrive in hot, humid conditions, making summer their busiest season. Once they have found their way into your home, these pests will search continually for food and water sources, which means they have a greater chance of contaminating your home as they travel from place to place; from garbage to food, and bathroom to the kitchen.

The most common type of home-invading roach found in the Hartford area is the German cockroach. They will eat just about anything, including feces and garbage. They are stealthy, hitchhiking pests that can travel from place to place in bags, boxes, old furniture, and other accessible items, which is often how they gain access to homes. Once inside, these roaches tend to invade environments where food is easily obtainable like kitchens and pantries. Unfortunately, cockroach infestations are known to grow exponentially during the summer months, causing many problems for homeowners.

Cockroaches do not only ruin personal items and books; they will also eat glue, damage wallpaper, and cause a terrible odor in your home. These pests are also a serious health risk; roaches can carry bacteria and parasites on their legs and bodies that can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, salmonella, and other serious illnesses, contaminating food and food preparation areas with these pathogens as they scurry around your home.

Most cockroaches will hide during the day, congregating in closets, cabinets, crevices, and behind appliances. If you see a cockroach or even a small cluster of them during the daytime, it is likely that you have a much larger infestation on your hands. These pests will usually scurry around at night in large groups, foraging for food and looking moisture, seeing them during the day could mean the population has grown significantly.

To eradicate cockroaches in your Hartford homes, contact the pest control professionals at American Pest Solutions. Our experienced technicians can help eliminate current infestations quickly and effectively, as well as prevent any cockroach infestations in the future. We can help protect your family and your home from these unwanted pests! Give us a call today for more information about our residential pest control options.

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