There seems to be a season for everything – baseball, sweaters, your favorite produce – but is there an Arizona cockroach season? We’ll explain when you’re likely to encounter cockroaches in Arizona as well as how to reduce the odds of running into these filthy pests.
Believe it or not, there isn’t a designated season for cockroaches in Arizona, these pests are known to be on the move year-round. However, cockroaches can be more active in the warmer months. Being out in the desert, Arizona residents don’t get much of a break from cockroaches.
How to Identify Common Cockroaches in Arizona
Unfortunately, the Grand Canyon state has a sizable cockroach population. Although you’ll see American roaches and palmetto bugs in Arizona, the German cockroach is the most common type of cockroach in Arizona. Here’s a few tips on how to identify a German cockroach:
- Flightless Wings
- Light Brown or Tan Color
- Parallel Stripes on the Back
American Cockroaches can be identified by their wings, antenna, a reddish brown color, and double arches on the back of their head. Unlike other pests, cockroaches don’t discriminate between dirty houses from clean ones. However, there are a few tricks you can do to keep cockroaches out of your Arizona home or business.
Arizona Cockroach Prevention
While cockroach infestation isn’t easy to treat, you can prevent them from stepping inside your home or business. Cockroaches carry harmful bacteria and diseases that can spread to you or your family. For business owners, cockroaches can ruin your reputation and put guests at risk too. A few tips to prevent cockroaches include:
- Repair Plumbing Leaks
- Sweep or Vacuum Floors Frequently
- Clean Up Spills or Crumbs
- Seal Holes or Cracks
- Avoid Storing Cardboard
Remove Cockroaches with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control
While there are a few tricks to help prevent cockroach infestation, removing them from your home and keeping them out for good requires pest control professionals. At Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, we have sustainable pest control solutions for cockroach removal and preventative pest control treatments to protect against future infestation. Request your free quote today!