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Cockroach Exterminator in Richmond, VA

Your Biggest Pest Problem

Cockroaches. Quite possibly the world’s most despicable bug. Like most pests, cockroaches can enter your home through crevices and cracks, but can oftentimes be inadvertently carried inside in boxes, bags, and everyday items. Most people don’t want to touch them, much less see one in their home, which is why you need to rely on professional cockroach control.

About Cockroaches

Cockroaches thrive in warm temperatures where food and water are easily accessible, and they can reproduce quickly, making them a big problem for homeowners and businesses alike. Home remedies provide only temporary relief, but professional cockroach control can keep these nasty bugs from taking over your home.

Cockroaches are nocturnal. So, if you see one, chances are very high that there are many more that you have not seen. In fact, seeing a cockroach during the day can indicate a severe infestation and can mean some cockroaches have been forced out because of overcrowding. If you are seeing cockroaches wandering around your home during the day, it’s a sign that you should call us immediately, as we are one of the leading cockroach control companies in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.

Need another reason to call us? Roaches leave chemical trails in their feces, which attracts other roaches as they are trying to discover new food and water sources. So, if you have a cockroach problem now, it’s only going to get worse by next week.

The most common type of cockroach that we see is the German Cockroach. It’s a pale, yellowish brown color with dark stripes on the front. This type of roach is the smallest, most numerous, and most destructive cockroach that we see. They are typically drawn to restaurants and kitchens, but can live in bathrooms, crawl spaces, basements, foundations, porch crevices, and walkways. They are scavengers that love to feed on a variety of foods and decaying matter and are best eliminated by professional cockroach control methods.

Cockroaches are a Health Hazard

Cockroaches are not only unsightly, but also have many negative consequences for human health because certain proteins (called allergens) found in cockroach feces, saliva, and body parts can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma symptoms, especially in children.

That’s not all. Cockroaches can contaminate food with many different diseases, making humans sick. The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies, and droppings can especially aggravate allergies and trigger asthma attacks in children and sensitive individuals. Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella species, six parasitic worms and more than seven other types of human pathogens.

Do you really want to do battle with cockroaches using home remedies or grocery-store bought products, or would you rather enlist the support of professional cockroach control methods?

When to Call for Professional Cockroach Control

What should you do when you see a cockroach running around? How will you get rid of it, and the many other cockroaches you’re not seeing? Call Eco Pest Control, the leading cockroach control company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.

Because cockroaches are nocturnal and extremely good at hiding, you need a professional to help get rid of a cockroach infestation. Cockroach eggs are naturally protected from pesticides, so it takes one of our skilled technicians to manage and get rid of these pests. We use a variety of baits, flushing agents, and dusts to determine the severity of the situation, and we know how to treat the infestation properly. Without our special equipment and extensive knowledge, cockroach control is nearly impossible to do on your own.

Six Things You Can Do to Prevent Cockroaches

Knowing how to effectively treat a cockroach infestation is essential, otherwise you are at risk of them appearing again, and there are seven things you can do between treatments to minimize a re-infestation:

  1. Keep counters and dishes clean
  2. Don’t leave food or crumbs out in the open
  3. Tightly seal leftover food
  4. Empty garbage daily
  5. Vacuum frequently
  6. Pick up and store pet food when not in use

At Eco Pest Control, no matter how you describe it to us, we know how to exterminate cockroaches in your home or commercial facilities in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.

Call (804) 575-7054 to schedule an estimate for our pest control services in Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Why Eco Pest Control?

  • We offer the very best environmental pest control solutions available.
  • We offer free pest inspections.
  • We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

If you have a pest problem, then rely on Eco Pest Control, the best environmental pest control company in the greater Richmond, Newport News, and Williamsburg areas.


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