In "Race City USA," otherwise known as Mooresville, the population and economy are growing at the speed of NASCAR. Still, the city places heavy importance on sustainable growth and preserving natural resources as the Lake Norman community loves to be outside. While you're out and about enjoying all that Mooresville has to offer, the last thing you want to worry about is a pest infestation growing in your home at the speed of a racecar.

Spotting a pest such as a cockroach can be enough to make your skin crawl, but seeing one in your home is far worse. They aren't simply pests, but these critters can cause nightmares. They can cause some severe problems when found on a residential or business property. Though these nocturnal insects tend to stay out of sight, they do leave some obvious clues behind if they are creeping around within your home or business.

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Description Of Cockroaches

The most common types of cockroaches in Mooresville are American, German, and Oriental cockroaches.

American Cockroach: The American cockroach ranges in size from 1 to 2 inches, has an oval-shaped body, reddish-brown color, with tiny wings. They typically enter homes through sewers, drains, under doors, or anywhere else they can find to squeeze in. Some signs of an American cockroach infestation include finding droppings, egg capsules, a musty smell, or seeing the insect.

German Cockroach: In Mooresville, the most common cockroach is the German cockroach. It is approximately 1 inch in length, has oval-shaped bodies, tiny wings, and light brown coloring. They prefer a humid, warm environment that is close to a food source. They are also commonly found in bathrooms.

Oriental Cockroach: The Oriental cockroach lives outside, near bodies of water. They are typically 1 inch in length and have a dark reddish-brown color. This type of cockroach enters your home by coming under doors and through drains, pipes, and sewers.

How To Tell If Your Mooresville Home Has An Infestation

When we think of having a bug problem in our homes, we typically picture cockroaches. Sadly, for many homeowners in Mooresville, this is an unfortunate reality. While cockroaches are often an indicator of poor housekeeping/hygiene, cockroaches can also infest a spotless home. They can survive off almost nothing, and just about any home and building can become infested regardless of cleanliness. 

If you are unsure if your Mooresville home has a cockroach infestation, there are a few ways you can use to check. The easiest way to tell if you have an infestation is to see a live roach out in the open. In addition, you may notice smear marks, cockroach droppings, shed skins, or an unusual smell in the air.

The Dangers Of A Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches can carry diseases, and by invading kitchens and pantries, they can spread diseases to humans. All cockroaches threaten Mooresville homeowners due to the parasitic worms, human pathogens, and bacterias they carry. They spread these hazards throughout your home as they crawl across surfaces. They pick up these unwanted bacteria through unsanitary places such as sewage, garbage, and dead and decaying organisms before entering the house. 

Some of the most common diseases cockroaches can spread include cholera, E. Coli, salmonella, typhoid Fever, and gastroenteritis. In addition, their shed skin, urine, and fecal matter spread throughout homes can also trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks. Ultimately, cockroaches are dangerous and not good to have around your house. Because of the many diseases cockroaches carry and the health risks they pose, prevention is vital for all Mooresville homeowners.

How To Prevent Cockroaches

Here's what Lake Norman Pest Control recommends for cockroach prevention:

  • Don't leave garage or basement doors open for long periods of time. 
    Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
  • Eliminate water sources like sweating fixtures, faucets, and leaky pipes.
  • Caulk all gaps found around doors and windows, mainly focusing on ones that lead into the basement.
  • Make sure gutters work correctly and direct water away from your home.
  • Correct moisture issues and reduce humidity levels. 
    Frequently remove trash from your home.
  • Don't allow dirty dishes to sit in the sink for any length of time, and never overnight.
  • Store food in the refrigerator or air-tight containers and never leave food out on tables or counters. Clean up all crumbs and spills immediately.
  • Inspect used items and packages for cockroaches before bringing them into your home.
  • Implement a year-round pest control program to keep cockroaches out of your home.

Get Rid Of A Cockroach Infestation By Calling Lake Norman Pest Control

Cockroaches can cause many fears and anxieties and can trigger serious health concerns like asthma and other allergic reactions. If you don't want to suffer from pest problems, including cockroach problems, you should call the Lake Norman Pest Control professionals. 

You can rely on your local Mooresville pest control company, Lake Norman Pest Control, for all your pest problems. We conduct thorough inspections and treatments that are capable of eliminating cockroaches. We offer the most satisfactory services that are always done at the highest quality. Our team of highly trained, certified, and licensed exterminators can find those pesky pests. 

At Lake Norman Pest Control, you will experience high levels of pest control services that are budget-friendly. Our exterminators immediately come to your property and perform your needs to give you satisfying results. With us, you'll get peace of mind all year long because we'll get rid of pests once and for all. Whatever pests you're dealing with, the one to call is Lake Norman Pest Control.


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