Roaches typically prefer to live in the same conditions as humans, leading many of them to seek shelter in houses and other buildings. Many roach infestations begin when adult roaches or their eggs are accidentally brought into homes. This can occur when roaches crawl into items such as grocery bags, luggage and used furniture. Of course, roaches can also get inside your home without hitchhiking. Adult cockroaches can squeeze through spaces no thicker than a quarter, allowing them to infiltrate almost any building. Once they get inside, roaches release chemicals to attract other roaches to the area.
Problems Caused by Roaches
Roaches may not seem particularly dangerous, but they can cause serious sanitation problems in infested areas. Though they have wings, roaches are poor fliers, and they mainly travel by crawling. When they crawl across dirty kitchen counters, bathroom floors and other contaminated surfaces, they have the potential to pick up dangerous bacteria such as salmonella. The roaches can then spread the bacteria throughout the home, leading to food poisoning and other illnesses.
Free Quote from Harbor
If you are in need of a quick solution to a roach infestation of any size, contact Harbor Pest Control today and receive your free quote. We are a locally owned and operated company based in San Diego, and we have proudly provided pest control services in California for more than six decades. We serve homes in San Diego, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians can fully eradicate roaches in any type of home or apartment as well as offices, schools, hotels and other businesses. Once we have analyzed your roach infestation and developed a treatment plan, we will make sure your pest problems are over in no time.