Las Vegas's Step-By-Step Cockroach Prevention Guide

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April 9, 2021

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Living with cockroaches in your home is a big gamble, just like many other things here in Las Vegas. The only difference between living with cockroaches and actually gambling is that there is no chance for you to ever win. The only winning when it comes to these annoying, dangerous, and destructive pests is to find a good way to keep them out of your property. To help you do this, here is a comprehensive step-by-step guide you should review.

Learn More About Cockroaches

It is hard to prevent a pest you know nothing about. For this reason, here are three facts about cockroaches every Las Vegas property owner should know.

Cockroaches are incredibly fast: some species of roaches can run upwards of three miles an hour. Because of how their bodies are built, these pests can transfer from floors to walls to ceilings without breaking pace.

Roaches are incredibly durable pests: for starters, cockroaches are resistant to several pest control products and able to survive over five times more radiation than the average human. They are also able to withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure before suffering any harm.

Cockroaches are incredibly dangerous pests: able to spread over 33 different kinds of bacteria, 7 human pathogens, and 6 parasitic worms, roaches are one of the most threatening insects found worldwide. In addition to spreading disease-causing organisms, roaches also trigger asthma attacks and allergies with their shed skin and dry fecal droppings.

Make Sure Your Home Or Business’s Exterior Is Sealed

Your property’s exterior is your first line of defense against cockroach problems. The fewer holes, gaps, cracks, or damages its exterior has, the less likely roaches will be to get inside. To help you properly seal up the exterior of your building, here are a few tips you can try:

  • Use a caulk gun to fill cracks, gaps, and holes in your property’s exterior foundation.
  • Repair damage to shingles, siding, and window/door frames.
  • Make sure your window and door screens are in good condition.
  • Install door sweeps under all exterior doors.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.

Remove Things That Attract Cockroaches

No matter what you do, your property will never be 100% cockroach proof. Because of this, it is also important to remove things around your Vegas property that could attract unwanted roaches. Here a few practical ways to do this:

  • Clean up thoroughly after outdoor gatherings.
  • Keep your landscaping well maintained.
  • Trim back vegetation at least five feet from your property’s exterior.
  • Repair damage to gutter systems.
  • Eliminate sources of water build-up.
  • Fix leaky piping and fixtures.
  • Regularly wash beneath large kitchen appliances and furniture.
  • Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.

Invest In Professional Cockroach Control

Your properties’ protection against annoying, dangerous, and destructive cockroaches comes down to one of two things: how much effort you put in, or whether you call a professional or not. If you are looking for the simplest and most cost-effective way to remove and keep roaches out of your home or business, trust the experts at Red Rock Pest Control.

Our team will implement advanced pest control strategies around your property and monitor pest pressures to ensure a wide range of invasive insects, arachnids, and rodents steer clear of your property year-round. Give our team a call today for more information about our cockroach control and schedule your property for a detailed pest inspection.