Why An Aggressive Cockroach Pest Control Matters?

When we see cockroaches, our vellus hairs start to rise and have this “goosebumps,” our breathing gets heavy, some people might even start screaming out of their lungs. We can’t help but hate on these filthy pests. They’re so disgusting we get this “eeeew” and “yucky” feeling. Not to mention these cockroaches are responsible for spreading many diseases. Most of the time, cockroaches end up infesting your homes. They’re so invasive and relentless that you’ll need to have an aggressive cockroach pest control system to effectively eliminate them. 

The Cockroach: Earth’s Most Resilient and Mighty Survivor

If we’re in comic book, cockroaches would be the perfect supervillain. They’re strong, comes close to indestructible, they adapt fast, and they don’t bleed. Calling them water bug or La Cucaracha won’t matter. What should alarm you is the fact that they’re resilient pests and exhibits very efficient survival tactics. How many times were you stumped learning your cockroach control products were no match to these creepy crawlers?

There are many different types of cockroaches and most are flat, oval, and reddish-brown in color. They can be up to 2” long and have a yellow figure eight on the back of their heads. Cockroaches run fast and can fly for short distances. Moreover, they prefer dark corners and run from the light. Their droppings are similar in size to mouse droppings but are blunt at the ends rather than tapered. Eggs are often stuck to surfaces near food or garbage. They can be removed with light scrubbing, but there will probably be more nearby. 

The facts discussed above prove that cockroaches are some of the most versatile and tough creatures on earth, which makes controlling and eliminating them all the more difficult. When cockroaches have infested your home, you need to call expert cockroach exterminators.

Key Points to Consider for Cockroach Prevention and Control

Cockroach populations vary in size depending on the climate and neighbors. The degree of cockroach infestation in your home may also vary but considering these key points may help you address this problem:  

  1. Above all, keeping a clean and sanitary home is key. 
  2. Vacuuming at least once a week helps eliminate potential food sources, as does keeping food in airtight containers and washing your dishes every night. 
  3. Plugging your drains will prevent them from crawling in that way. 
  4. It will also be necessary to examine your home for cracks that cockroaches can utilize to gain access to your home. 
  5. Keep your pet’s food above the ground and, if possible, put it away when it is not meal time. This will keep the odors of food in your house down and help cut down on the potential liveability of your home. 
  6. When we come to inspect your home for cockroaches, we make sure to cover all of our bases, ensuring that every possible harborage for cockroaches is eliminated.
  7. Water leaking in your crawl space or attic could also attract cockroaches, so making sure every nook and cranny of your house is secure is the main way to prevent a cockroach infestation.
  8. These insects are difficult to control because they will eat anything and can live without their head for a week. 
  9. They can also be resistant to conventional pesticides and can take a few days to die after ingesting poison.

Thanos’ Snap Won’t Work for Cockroach Extermination

With just a snap of his fingers, he’ll turn half the population into dust. This solution won’t sit well with cockroaches. First, it’s a half-baked approach. Second, cockroaches can repopulate fast. Leaving half of the population alive is just like applying traditional cockroach control products that won’t entirely eliminate the pests.

The difficulties in eliminating an existing cockroach population range from the expense of pesticides (which may or may not work) to labor-intensive securing of your property. If you fill in all the cracks, a cockroach may still be able to flatten itself and sneak in under a door or through a gap in the window screen. Chemical traps range from foggers to gel traps and while they may get rid of adult cockroaches eventually, the likelihood of more cockroaches hatching is a real possibility. 

Things Go Better With Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control

At Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control, we pride ourselves on ‘pest-proofing’ a home, as well as helping you assess possible entry points and risks. We’re willing to go where you don’t have the time to, including under your house, in your crawl space, even scouting around your property to identify potential cockroach hiding spots.

While cockroaches don’t cause as much structural damage as termites, the diseases they carry with them necessitates hiring a professional. Covering areas such as Valparaiso, Portage, Crown Point, Hebron, Michigan City, Laporte, Dyer, Gary, Hammond, East Chicago, Schererville, St. John, Cedar Lake, and East Chicago. Give us a call today for a quote!

Wouldn’t You Like To Be In Our Testimonials Too?

These testimonies were submitted by customers we have worked on. Their true stories are a part of our collection of featured testimonies that we treasure. Here’s some:

“5 stars don’t do them justice! Such wonderful, professional, excellent service. Everything is explained thoroughly. You know you’re in very good hands and dealing with experts. I highly recommend, do not hesitate to call!” – Janet Lynn

“Great professional service! I had some unique challenges with my home but with Bob’s experience and quick thinking the problem was taken care of with no issues at all. Very fair prices as well. I highly recommend Illiana to anyone needing pest control services!” – Wesley DeHoyos

“Thank you so much for your fast efficient work! We can sleep tonight!” – Brian Hacker 

Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control Is Everything You Need

With Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control Services, rest assured that your cockroach pest control needs will be taken care of, so give us a call. We pride to have better skills in identifying where these pests are likely to brood or hide. Rest assured that our pest control system is at par with Northwest Indiana pest control standards. Call our Indiana hotlines to get the most reliable and convenient cockroach pest control service in Northwest Indiana!


Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control

378 N 450 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383

IN 219-464-7966

IL 708-320-0004