Cockroaches in Louisiana

An infestation can be gross, for a lack of a better word, and is one of the more unpleasant challenges Southwest Louisiana residents face. Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very disturbing, as these pests are known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, and their droppings can trigger asthma attacks. 

Because they reproduce quickly and are experts at hiding away in nooks and crannies, tracking them down and eliminating them can be a real challenge. They also come in different varieties that require different tactics. The good news is, Accu-Pest Exterminating has years of experience in locating, identifying, and knowing how to kill the roaches in Lafayette and Lake Charles homes and businesses.

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different Roaches found In Louisiana

Oriental Roach

These are only an inch or two in length and usually lives in or near a mulch bed. They’re dark brown, almost black, and are easy to get under control with regular pest control.

American Roach

The most common found in Louisiana. They are brown, about an inch or two long, and fly a lot – more than 100 feet from their nest. They usually live near heavy foliage, so you can prevent them with good landscaping and regular pest control.

Asian Roach

Usually much smaller in size – only one or two centimeters long. They also fly and live in heavy foliage but often swarm in packs of hundreds. They’re attracted to water and to the temperature difference between your home and the outdoors.

German Roach

The last kind that you’ll see in Lafayette and surrounding areas is the German roach. They are the worst kind and the most difficult to get rid of. They will nest near a water source such as your sink or dishwasher, and they reproduce very quickly. A single female can have 10,000 descendants in a single year. They can spread diseases and lead to respiratory infections in children.


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Cockroach FAQs

Like any pest, they are always in search of food, water, and a safe shelter. Unfortunately, your home provides plenty of all three resources, making it an incredibly tempting target for roaches. Leaving food out, leaving dirty dishes in the sink, keeping your trash stored in unsealed containers, and failing to vacuum regularly are all factors that could invite roaches in the home. 

Cockroaches are dangerous in many ways. They are pest and live in filth, and when they enter residential spaces, they bring all the bacteria, parasites, and pathogens they’ve picked up inside with them. They are known to aggravate allergies and asthma, especially in young children. They will also contaminate any food they come into contact with through their saliva and excrement.

This is a pest that is not usually known for their biting habits. In general, they are uninterested in humans and will leave them alone. If a bite occurs, it’s because the population of cockroaches has outgrown its food sources. A rare bite can occur at nighttime on your face, hands, or fingers. The bite will appear similar to a bed bug bite, but typically only one bump will appear.

Not all species are capable of flight. Additionally, the one that are capable of flight are known to be very poor fliers. The American Cockroach, which is one of the most common roaches, will use its wings to glide from a higher elevation to a lower one. In general, they rarely fly as they prefer to use their long legs to run.

If you see one running across your kitchen or in your home, you most likely have an infestation. Once all the hiding spots are taken, roaches tend to push one out of hiding forcing them to find a new spot. Roaches are terrified of doing this which is why you see them running and scurrying off when lights come on. 

Even pest control businesses have to treat for these pest a time or two because they reproduce so rapidly and they are just good at hiding. You can try to treat yourself but you will never fully get rid of the problem. That is why it’s important to hire a reputable company like Accu-Pest the first time you see any sign of roaches. 

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After service, we will check in to discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have. We will also provide you with several recommendations about how to keep your property free of cockroaches. Although it’s tempting to assume that once your problem is taken care of, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. The truth is that without making any lifestyle changes, you’re likely to see a new infestation develop in the future.

By maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment as well as eliminating food waste, grease, and other messes from countertops, tables, cooking surfaces, you can go a long way in preventing an infestation. If you don’t integrate these steps along with the treatment we provide, our efforts will be for naught, and the roaches will return. It’s a tedious process, but one that is required to eliminate roaches in their entirety. When we work together, we can ensure you’ll have a roach-free home or business for the long haul.

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