How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Comprehensive Guide For Cleveland Homeowners


There is no way around it. Cockroaches are disgusting pests that no one wants around their home. They make your home feel dirty, and everyone in it unsettled, knowing these pests are crawling around in the darkness. Fortunately, at Longpro Pest Control, we can help with cockroach control in Cleveland as well as many other pest problems. 

Identifying, addressing, and preventing cockroach infestations are crucial for maintaining a healthy home. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the nuances of cockroach control, from understanding the problem to the health hazards they pose, the importance of expert elimination, and ongoing maintenance tips. Let's ensure your home is free from these unwanted invaders with insights from Longpro Pest Control.

Understanding The Cockroach Problem: Identifying The Culprits

To many, a roach is a roach, but Cleveland is home to various cockroach species. The most common invaders in households in Cleveland include German cockroaches, which are small, light brown, or tan, with distinctive dark stripes on their backs. They prefer warm and humid environments, making kitchens and bathrooms ideal habitats. The American cockroach is larger in size, reddish-brown, and often referred to as "palmetto bugs." They typically inhabit dark, damp areas like basements and sewers.

Finally, the oriental cockroach is dark brown or black, and people often call them "water bugs." They thrive in cool, damp places such as basements and crawl spaces. If you see roaches around your home and want help identifying the species, contact us today for a home pest inspection. 

Health Hazards Of Cockroaches: Protecting Your Family

Beyond being unsightly, cockroaches pose significant health risks to your family. One of the biggest dangers of cockroaches in your home is the health hazards they bring with them.

Through their saliva, feces, and shed skin, cockroaches can spread allergens that trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, especially in children and people with sensitive respiratory systems. Cockroaches also carry and transmit various pathogens, including 33 types of bacteria like salmonella and E.coli, posing a risk of foodborne illnesses. 

Expert Cockroach Elimination: Call In The Pros Right Away

If you are dealing with an active cockroach infestation in your home, don't waste time trying to treat it yourself. The best option for complete elimination is to partner with us for professional cockroach control in Cleveland. 

We don't just treat the roaches you can see. We thoroughly inspect your home and develop a cockroach control plan based on your specific situation and the species of roach in your home. We will make sure these pests are all out of your home. After eliminating the infestation, we can schedule routine follow-up visits as part of a home pest control plan to ensure they don't return so you and your family can enjoy your Cleveland home roach-free.

Maintenance Tips: Ensuring Long-Term Cockroach Control

Along with partnering with us for professional cockroach control, there are steps you can take as a homeowner to keep your home roach-free. Some cockroach prevention steps you can take include:

  • Seal cracks, gaps, and openings around doors, windows, and utility penetrations.

  • Store food in airtight containers.

  • Clean up crumbs and spills quickly.

  • Avoid leaving pet food out overnight.

  • Don't let dishes pile up in the sink. 

  • Keep your home clean and clutter-free.

  • Use dehumidifiers, fix leaks promptly, and ensure proper ventilation to limit areas of excess moisture.

A proactive approach to prevention combined with professional cockroach removal from Longpro Pest Control is the key to effective cockroach control in Cleveland homes. Don't let these resilient pests compromise the health and comfort of your family. Contact us today, and let us get to work keeping your home cockroach-free.