How To Keep Asian Cockroaches Away From Your Sumter Home

Asian cockroach on leaf

Cockroaches are primarily nocturnal creatures that prefer to remain hidden during the daylight hours, anticipating nightfall. Many cockroaches are equipped with wings, yet those capable of flying typically can only cover short distances. Either way, cockroaches are surprisingly fast on their feet. Among the most common species in the Sumter region are American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Asian cockroaches.

About Asian Cockroaches 

In appearance, Asian cockroaches (Blattella asahinai) as often mistaken for German cockroaches; however, the Asian cockroach differs in that it is attracted to light and is capable of flying. The body of the Asian cockroach usually appears in shades of light or dark brown, has a pair of darker stripes, and typically measures around ½ inch long. 

Asian cockroaches prefer to reside outdoors but will enter homes through small openings, particularly at night when the property has bright lighting. They are often found indoors near TV or computer screens, lamps, and other sources of light. In yards, they are most commonly attracted to mulch, compost, and garden areas. 

Tips For Preventing Cockroaches 

We’ve got a few suggestions that will help you keep these pests out:

  • Reduce outdoor entryway lighting that may attract Asian cockroaches.

  • Regularly sweep floors for crumbs, wipe down countertops, and promptly clean up spills. 

  • Place leftover food in the refrigerator or durable, sealed containers and remove bowls of uneaten pet food.

  • Pull all kitchen-area appliances and furniture away from the wall regularly to inspect and clean the area.

  • Install sweeps to the bases of exterior doors and apply weatherstripping to any gaps around the windows’ seals.

Why Do I Need Assistance From A Professional Pest Exterminator? 

Many homeowners will underestimate the resilience of cockroaches and attempt fabled home remedies or store-bought do-it-yourself options. Unfortunately, cockroaches are often resistant to many of these sprays, traps, and baiting systems that tend to have minimal effectiveness. Most of these options will only kill the cockroaches on the periphery, while those who have become deeply entrenched within walls and flooring systems remain unscathed. 

Meanwhile, cockroaches tend to generate massive numbers of offspring traveling throughout your home and contaminating food and surfaces. Contacting a professional pest controller is the best first step to handling these and other pest-related problems. 
The specialists with Sumter Pest Management will conduct an exhaustive assessment of the property’s interior and exterior areas to determine the time of pest involved and the possible entry points. Next, we will propose a treatment plan that will eliminate the pests and is backed by our satisfaction guarantee. 

Licensed Team Of Pest Control Professionals

Sumter Pest Management is a family-owned local company with many years of experience delivering results for customers in this region. We remain committed to the safety of our customers, their pets, and the local ecosystem; therefore, we continue to evaluate and deploy many of the latest treatment options. Many of the eco-friendly products we use have been recommended by leading organizations, including the South Carolina Pest Control Association (SCPCA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). 
Keep in mind that the professionals with Sumter Pest Management are often available for same-day or emergency response services for those with immediate needs. We will safely and effectively eliminate rodents, bed bugs, spiders, and many other unwanted creatures that may pose health risks and cause property damage. Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly team members.

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