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Smelling And Repelling Roaches In Greensboro

September 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

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One way to tell that you have a cockroach infestation in your Greensboro home is by the smell. At first, you may not notice this smell, but the longer your infestation goes on, the more it will be hard to ignore. Join us as we look at the curious issue of cockroach odors and explain how cockroach pest control In Greensboro can make the smell go away.

Roach Smell: What Do Roaches Smell Like? 

All cockroaches are not created equal. Some roaches don't smell bad, particularly the cockroach species that some people keep as pets. If you have the right cockroach, and it has been bred in captivity, it won't smell bad at all. Unfortunately, pest cockroaches, like American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches, create a foul odor. The scent of pest cockroaches can be described as musty, oily, and pungent. You may also detect the scent of decay.  

Why Do Roaches Smell So Bad?

There are primarily two reasons why pest roaches create a bad odor, though other factors can contribute to how bad the roaches in your home smell.

Cockroaches release a concoction of chemicals called pheromones. There are more than 150 different chemicals released. Researchers are not yet sure what each of these chemicals do, but they do understand that they are used for communication between cockroaches. Cockroaches are also dirty. They climb in trash bins, sewers, compost, drains, and other dirty places. They climb on top of rotting organic matter, animal feces, and other decaying materials. So it shouldn't be surprising that they're stinky insects.

 It is important to keep in mind that roaches don't just acquire a bad odor when they explore dirty places or climb on dirty things. They pick up bacteria and other microorganisms that can present a risk to human health.

How To Get Rid Of The Cockroach Smell In Your Home

The first step is to get rid of the cockroaches. You can clean all day every day and keep smelling roaches. These insects come out at night and they will explore the places you've cleaned and leave a scent in their wake. 

Before you go to the internet and start looking for cockroach control products, there are a few things you should know. Pest roaches can be very difficult to control with conventional treatments. Licensed pest management professionals use methods developed by industry experts to outsmart roaches. If you go after those roaches, you're likely to waste money, time, and energy, only to allow roaches to continue to impact your health and damage your property. It is best to get professional assistance.

Once the roaches in your home are gone, you can clean the scent up with soapy water in zones that can be accessed. If you find roach carcasses, shed skins, egg casings, or feces, clean these up as well. Doing this, and allowing a little time to pass, may be all that is needed. If the smell persists, you may need to hire a contractor to deep clean.   

Repelling Cockroaches In Greensboro

If you need cockroach pest control in Greensboro, reach out to us here at Otho's Pest Management. We don't just help residents and business owners arrest cockroach infestations, we help keep cockroaches from getting inside. We do this by applying layers of protection.

  • We seal gaps and cracks in your exterior and around indoor moisture points such as the area around the pipe that comes in under your kitchen sink. Applying exclusions like this creates a physical barrier that deters cockroaches. We may also treat key areas with products that are appropriate for use inside your home.

  • We apply a crack and crevice treatment to your exterior to create another layer of protection. 

  • We granulate your landscaping and a portion of your yard to provide even more protection. Our goal is to stop roaches long before they get to your exterior walls and long before they get inside.

Cockroaches don't take no for an answer. If you want to repel cockroaches, you need to have layers of protection. At Otho's Pest Management, we can help you get this protection without compromising the health and safety of you, your family, or your pets. We use appropriate products in appropriate zones to give you a barrier that is layers thick.

Do you have questions about the bad smell cockroaches create or how you can repel cockroaches so that they don't keep getting into your home? If you do, we'd be happy to answer them. At Otho's Pest Management, we don't just offer industry-leading, IPM-base solutions for pest management and control in Greensboro, we help residents and business owners understand the pest pressures on their properties and share tips and methods for natural and sustained pest maintenance. Connect with us today. We have the answers you're looking for.   

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