How To Keep The Roaches In Orlando From Reinfesting Your Home


Cockroaches love only a few things. They love moisture, they love squeezing their bodies between cracks, gaps, and crevices, and they love invading homes. If you do not love cockroaches invading your home, there are some things you need to know. To start, let's talk about how to identify a cockroach in Orlando and some tips to avoid reinfestations. If you are dealing with an active cockroach infestation, skip over to our contact-us page. We will promptly deal with your cockroach problem. 

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Roach Identification Made Simple

Florida has many of the types of cockroaches that are found in America. Some common species you might find around your home include American cockroaches, German cockroaches, smokey brown cockroaches, Florida woods cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, Asian cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches. That's a lot! Seeing that there are so many species in our area, the best way to identify which kinds of cockroaches are inside your home, is to get a professional inspection. At Green Flag Services, we offer over-the-phone consultations and we provide detailed inspection services to aid local homeowners. 

Why Are Roaches In Orlando Dangerous?

Cockroaches are among the dirtiest pests on the planet. In some areas, they are the dirtiest pests. What does this mean for you? It means potential sickness. Cockroaches consume and crawl through nasty things like trash, dead animals, and fecal droppings. When these pests come into homes, they bring all of the bacteria they pick up from these nasty places. Some common diseases carried by cockroaches are salmonellosis, cholera, listeriosis, dysentery, and giardia. If you don’t like being sick, clean up thoroughly after you get rid of a cockroach infestation. If you don’t, interacting with roach droppings or eating contaminated food could get you very sick. 

The Secret To Keep Roaches From Coming Back 

If your home is currently cockroach free, we would like to help you keep it that way. To start, here are a few prevention tips to try today.

  • Thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior for cracks, gaps, and other openings. Seal off these potential entry points using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  • Repair or replace damaged window/door screens around your home.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors are protected with door sweeps.
  • Have your gutters cleaned once a year and make sure they are in good working condition.
  • Repair leaky fixtures and piping in and around your home.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed as much as possible.
  • Keep your living areas clean and address food and drink messes as they occur.
  • Reduce clutter indoors wherever you can.
  • Eliminate sources of water build-up around your property and keep a five-food area trimmed and dry around your home’s exterior.

Keeping up with DIY cockroach control is difficult. For easier prevention, consider investing in a year-round pest control plan. This will guarantee your home stays safe through every season and doesn’t require any effort on your part.

Professional Roach Control For Orlando Homes

If you are looking for pest control in Orlando to deal with cockroaches, you are in the right place. The experts at Green Flag Services are not just experts in pest control, we have a passion for helping members of our community. You and your home are our number one priority. Let us pay you a visit and put in place some long-term options to keep out pests such as cockroaches. 

Call us today for immediate help dealing with a cockroach infestation or to learn more about our year-round general pest control plans. We would be happy to assist you and find a solution that meets your pest control needs.

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