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Cockroach Control In Philadelphia, PA

Protect Your Home From Cockroaches With Harpoon Pest Solutions

Cockroaches can be a major problem here in the Philadelphia area. Our harsh winters often make it very difficult for them to survive without climate-controlled buildings. Our food and moisture sources are often the most convenient around. Not to mention our habitations have fewer predators. All this means that cockroaches are highly motivated to get into our homes and businesses, so keeping them out can be a huge hassle, especially if you are trying to do it on your own.

Far from being merely annoying and gross, cockroaches are actually quite dangerous. Living with a cockroach infestation means being exposed to all kinds of potentially serious illnesses. This is the main reason why you want to ensure your home remains free of cockroaches.

The Problems Cockroaches Can Cause In Your Philadelphia Home

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The diseases cockroaches carry are the main reason why they are so dangerous. These insects spend their days hanging out in some pretty horrifying places, including rotting flesh, open sewage, and garbage dumps. They ingest all kinds of pathogens in these places and also drag them around on their filthy bodies. As you can imagine, all of the germs cockroaches pick up in their disgusting haunts come right into your house when they do. This leads to the spread of illnesses such as:

  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • E. coli
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Salmonellosis

Cockroaches' ability to spread disease is the main reason they are dangerous, but it's not the main reason they are so difficult to control.

Cockroach control is so insanely difficult because of a combination of cockroaches' incredible breeding speed and their legendary toughness. Cockroaches are very difficult to kill because they can survive exposure to many different kinds of cockroach pesticides and even decapitation and radiation. Furthermore, if you manage to kill a few roaches, the ones you eliminate have probably already replaced themselves many times over. This is why you will need professional cockroach control. 

Our Cockroach Control Process

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Here at Harpoon Pest Solutions, the first thing we do when we come out to your home is perform a thorough inspection. This allows us to determine the species of cockroach infesting your home, which will help us formulate a plan to treat your infestation. Different species of cockroaches require different treatment tools and techniques, and this is why the inspection is so important.

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After we perform our initial inspection, we will put our treatment plan into action. We have a wide variety of cockroach control products, ranging from foggers and dust to bait management and other insecticides. We will treat every area of your home that is being colonized by cockroaches or serving as an entry point for them to ensure your infestation is entirely eliminated.

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Cockroaches are very difficult pests to eliminate, and thus, it is not unheard of for us to need to come out multiple times to entirely eliminate an infestation. Don't worry, though; we are determined to eradicate the cockroach population in your house, no matter what it takes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are incredibly dangerous because of the myriad of diseases that they spread. They are known or suspected to spread dozens of different pathogens and can carry everything from viruses to bacteria to protozoa and even parasites. They contaminate everything they touch, including food stores and food preparation surfaces. This is why they're one of the most dangerous pests you can get in your home.

Trust Us With All Your Cockroach Control Needs

The fact that cockroaches are so motivated to get into your home means that even the best prevention measures can sometimes fail. If you start to notice signs of cockroaches in your home, it's vital not to let the infestation grow. The larger the infestation, the more difficult and more expensive it will be to try to eradicate it. This is why you need to call the professionals here at Harpoon Pest Solutions the second you begin to suspect you have a cockroach issue. That way, we can help you eliminate all the roaches in your home as fast as possible.

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