Cockroach Pest Control in New Jersey & New York

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Don’t Hesitate to Call for Cockroach Control

Of all the pests, cockroaches may be the worst. They are great at hiding, which can make them difficult to detect. Once you see one in your home or business, you may already be dealing with an infestation. That is a real problem, since cockroaches spread diseases. They put the health and safety of you, your family, or your customers at risk. Whether you need to protect your home or business, Horizon Pest Control has effective and affordable pest control solutions.

The mention of cockroaches often elicits a range of negative descriptors: “disgusting,” “foul,” “ugly,” “hideous,” “repulsive,” “unpleasant,” and “revolting.” While we have a long history of battling cockroach infestations, our aversion to these pests goes beyond that.

Cockroaches are omnivorous and have a propensity for leaving a pungent odor wherever they traverse. Their presence can pose a significant risk to human health as they have the potential to spread bacteria and diseases. If customers happen upon them, it could spell the end for your business.

Signs of a cockroach infestation may include:

  • Finding cockroaches during the day
  • Egg cases, cast skins, and dead insects
  • Strong, foul cockroach odors
  • Cockroach droppings and smear marks
  • Damaged goods and stock

Understanding Cockroaches

You may have heard people say that cockroaches are the only animal that would survive a nuclear winter. That is not quite true, but these resilient pests have outlived most animals on earth. They have been around for approximately 300 millions years, showing an incredible ability to adapt. In terms of pest control, this adaptability is a major issue. It means that cockroaches are resistant to lots of pesticides and quickly develop immunity to pesticides in use. Pest control companies have to constantly evolve their techniques to keep up with these changes.

Why are people so hostile to these resilient pests? Sure, they look creepy, but creepy looks do not justify the hate. The diseases that they spread do. Cockroaches can contaminate food supplies and spread diseases to any surface that they touch.

Common hiding spots for cockroaches include:
  • Moist, cramped areas
  • Around spilled foods
  • Cracks or crevices in walls
  • Warehouse and storage places
  • Confined spaces such as behind the refrigerator or in a pantry
  • Kitchen cupboards
  • Below sinks
  • In drains and grease traps
  • Old cardboard boxes, stack of newspapers
  • In the dishwasher, microwaves and around the hot water systems

Local Cockroaches

There are about 4,500 different species of cockroach, though only around 30 of them are considered pests. The cockroach pests in New Jersey include the American cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, the German cockroach, and the brown-banded cockroach. These roaches vary in size from just over a half inch to an inch in length. While there are some differences in appearance between species, they all have the stereotypical cockroach appearance.
Horizon Pest Control Cockroach Exterminators in NJ are available by phone at (201) 447-2530

Commercial Cockroach Solutions

Signs of a Cockroach Infestation In New Jersey
Commercial pest solutions are essential for businesses to maintain a clean and safe environment for their employees and customers. Cockroach infestations can cause significant damage to structures, contaminate products, and pose health risks. Commercial pest control services provide effective solutions to eliminate cockroaches from commercial premises. These services include regular inspections, customized treatment plans, and ongoing monitoring to ensure long-term pest management. Investing in commercial pest solutions not only protects businesses from potential financial losses but also preserves their reputation and ensures a healthy working environment. Don’t let cockroaches harm your business – contact Horizon Pest Control today for all your commercial pest control needs!

Residential Cockroach Solutions

Residential pest solutions are essential for maintaining a clean and safe living environment. Cockroach infestations can cause property damage, spread diseases, and create an overall unpleasant living situation. Hiring professional residential pest control services can effectively eliminate and prevent the presence of cockroaches in your home. These solutions involve inspections, treatment plans, and ongoing prevention measures to ensure a pest-free home. By investing in residential pest solutions, homeowners can protect their property and ensure the well-being of their family members. Don’t let cockroaches harm your home – contact Horizon Pest Control today for all your residential pest control needs!
Call Horizon Pest Control now at (201) 447-2530 for cockroach extermination in New Jersey or New York, or contact us online to request a free estimate.

Problems Related to Cockroaches

Unlike some of the notorious stinging and biting pests, cockroaches do not present a direct danger to humans. They do not bite you and will generally try to scurry away and avoid you. That does not mean that they are harmless—cockroaches spread diseases by leaving their droppings on surfaces and in food. The diseases include e.coli, staph, salmonella, and dysentary.

Cockroaches are also the surprising culprit behind many people’s allergy symptoms. People can be allergic to their skin and to their droppings. They can also exacerbate asthma issues.

The Damages That Cockroaches Cause

Cockroaches have the ability to emit airborne pheromones that attract other cockroaches for swarming and mating. Unfortunately, these chemical trails can also transmit bacteria and disease, making them a serious health hazard. Moreover, cockroaches are prolific breeders, with a single cockroach capable of laying up to 300 eggs.

This rapid reproductive rate can result in a severe infestation within just a few months, posing a significant challenge to control. The challenging part is that cockroaches can quickly develop a resistance to poisons. This makes DIY roach management, especially around your business property, ineffective. It is best to leave it to the experts like Horizon Pest Control to manage cockroach infestations.

Other ways cockroaches can damage your property include:

  • Leaving an offensive odor
  • Triggering allergic reactions and asthma attacks
  • Spreading diseases such as salmonella, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, hepatitis, staphylococcus and streptococcus
  • Contaminating food products and damaging goods
  • Scaring away customers and weakening the trust of employees
  • Leading to failed health inspections or sanitation shut-downs
  • Causing financial loss and temporary closure

Cockroaches Are Not Seasonal Pests in New Jersey

In some areas, cockroaches may be seasonal pests. Not in New Jersey. Cockroaches are active in New Jersey year-round. In the colder months of the fall and spring, they may be more likely to seek refuge inside your cozy, warm home. In the spring and summer, you may be more likely to see them outside at night.

Cockroach Prevention

Just like other pests, the easiest way to keep your home free from cockroaches is to keep them from entering the house in the first place—the same thing for your business. To keep these pests away, thoroughly clean food preparation areas, pick up leftover food, put trash in closed containers, and limit eating to specific areas in your home.

If you do spot a cockroach, do not ignore the problem. These critters like to hide from people, so if you see one, there is a good chance you have an infestation. Contact Horizon Pest Control, and we can do a thorough inspection and create a custom-built extermination plan.

Schedule a Consultation with Horizon Pest Control

Whether you have an infestation or you are just interested in prevention, Horizon Pest Control can help. Schedule a consultation to set up a free inspection and get started with your personal pest control plan.

Our Pest Control Programs

Our Pest Control Programs

Our pest control programs are designed to effectively eliminate and prevent unwanted pests from invading your home or business. We offer comprehensive services that target a wide range of pests, including insects, rodents, and more. Our team of experienced technicians uses safe and environmentally-friendly methods to rid your property of pests while ensuring the safety of your family or customers. With regular maintenance and inspections, our pest control programs provide long-term protection and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a cockroach infestation?

Signs of a cockroach infestation include:

  • Foul, musty odor
  • Droppings that resemble coffee grounds or pepper
  • Shed exoskeletons
  • Smear marks along walls
  • Live cockroach sightings, especially at night
  • Egg casings (oothecae) in hidden areas
How often should I schedule professional cockroach pest control treatments?

The frequency of professional cockroach pest control treatments depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment used. In general, regular treatments may be needed every few months for ongoing prevention, while severe infestations may require more frequent visits initially. Consult with a pest control professional for a personalized treatment plan based on your specific situation.

Are cockroaches harmful to my health, and if so, how?

Yes, cockroaches can be harmful to health. They may carry and transmit pathogens, contributing to the spread of diseases. Cockroach allergens can also trigger asthma and allergic reactions in some individuals.

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