Having a Roach Problem is Optional! Ready to Opt Out?
While South Carolina has more than its fair share of roaches, you don’t have to tolerate them as roommates! Take back control of your home with our professional pest control services and start living a cockroach-free life!
Our Cockroach Control Program
The process begins with a thorough inspection, where we determine what species of roach is infesting your home and develop a plan of action to address your cockroach problem.
Application of Cockroach Treatments
Depending on the type of cockroaches present, your Clemson Extension 7A certified technician will employ perimeter sprays, bait stations, or fumigation to eliminate them.
Follow-up Treatments As Needed
In many cases roach control can be achieved with a single treatment – however we aren’t finished until your ant problem is fully resolved and will return as needed.
No More Roaches!
For a few days you may see dead roaches as the insecticides work their magic – however, soon your pest problem will be a thing of the past and your home will be safe from roaches.
What You Get When You Choose Jeffcoat Pest Control
The Right Treatment, Every Time
The best pest control treatments are carefully chosen to specifically target the critters that are bugging you. Our Clemson Extension 7A certified technicians will correctly identify your pests and select the right treatment necessary to see them gone.
Real Customer Service
When you call Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll be speaking with one of our professional office staff – not a robot and not a call-center overseas. We are committed to providing you with amazing customer service alongside our professional pest control solutions.
Fast Results, Less Waiting
Your time is valuable and we respect that! When you work with Jeffcoat Pest Control you’ll get punctual service and great results. Our home pest control treatments resolve your pest infestations quickly, letting you go back to enjoying your home!
Your Safety Is Our Priority
We take our responsibility to protect you, your family, and your home seriously. All of our technicians are licensed and insured, and participate in weekly training to stay current on best practices and safe application methods for EPA-regulated pesticides.
Is the roach removal treatment safe for pets and children?
Safety is our top priority. All of the cockroach treatment methods we use are EPA-approved pesticides and, when applied by our licensed and trained pest control professionals, pose minimal risk to pets and humans. Depending on the type of treatment that is required, your technician may advise you to keep pets and children away from the treated area for a short period of time after the application.
How long does it take to see results after the cockroach treatment, and is it normal to see dead roaches?
Typically, you’ll start to see results within 24 to 48 hours of the initial treatment. It’s completely normal—and actually a good sign—to find dead roaches on the ground afterwards. This indicates that the treatment is effectively targeting the cockroach population. It may take up to two weeks for comprehensive control, depending on the severity of your roach infestation.
What are the different types of roaches commonly found in homes, and how do they differ?
Several types of cockroaches can infest homes, with common varieties including the German Cockroach, American Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Brown-Banded Cockroach, and Palmetto bugs.
- German Cockroaches are small and light brown, often found in kitchens and bathrooms.
- American Cockroaches are larger and reddish-brown, commonly found in basements and sewers.
- Oriental Cockroaches are dark brown or black and prefer damp, dark areas.
- Brown-Banded Cockroaches are smaller, prefer drier locations, and often hide in furniture.
- Palmetto bugs (sometimes called flying waterbugs and often confused with American Cockroaches) are large, winged insects that prefer outdoor environments but can make their way indoors, especially in warm, humid climates.
Each type has unique behaviors, preferred habitats, and varying resistance to treatments, which is why our professional roach exterminators are trained in accurate insect identification.
What are some signs of a severe infestation?
Here are some signs of roach infestations to watch out for:
- A strong, musty odor that pervades the air
- Frequent sightings of live roaches during the day, which suggests overcrowding in their hiding spots
- Multiple sizes and life stages of cockroaches, indicating an established and reproducing population
- Visible droppings or smear marks on walls, counters, and floors
- Cockroach eggs and empty egg casings found in hidden or cluttered areas
- Physical damage to food packaging, books, or electrical wiring due to their gnawing
These signs point to a significant infestation that will be beyond the capacity of typical DIY remedies and requires immediate and professional treatment for effective control and eradication.
What illnesses can cockroaches spread?
Cockroaches are known carriers of various pathogens that can lead to a range of illnesses. Some of the diseases and health issues they can contribute to include:
- Salmonellosis: This bacteria is responsible for causing salmonella and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
- Dysentery: An infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood or mucus.
- Gastroenteritis: Inflammation of the stomach and intestines, commonly caused by bacterial or viral infection, leading to vomiting and diarrhea.
- Typhoid Fever: A serious bacterial infection causing high fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain.
- Cholera: An acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine.
Cockroaches can also exacerbate allergies and asthma, especially in children and sensitive individuals, due to the allergens they carry.
How can I prevent cockroaches from invading my home?
Preventing cockroaches from entering your home involves a multi-step approach aimed at reducing attractants and access points. Here are some proven strategies:
- Cleanliness: Keep your home clean, particularly the kitchen and bathroom, where food sources and moisture are abundant.
- Seal Cracks & Crevices: Use caulk to seal gaps in walls, floors, and around plumbing to deny entry.
- Proper Food Storage: Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed bins.
- Limit Moisture: Fix leaky pipes and use dehumidifiers in damp areas like basements.
- Regular Inspections: Periodically check dark, damp, and hard-to-reach places for signs of infestation.
- Professional Treatment: For high-risk areas or recurring problems, our monthly preventative treatment is a great way to keep roaches and other common pests permanently at bay.
Are you ready for pests to Quit Buggin you? Send us a message to start working with Columbia’s best pest control company!