The dreaded cockroach is one of the most commonly found pests worldwide, and, unfortunately, Southern Nevada is no exception. Of the 4000+ species of roaches known to exist, there are four that are most common in this area.
- American Cockroaches
- Australian Cockroaches
- German Cockroaches
- Oriental Cockroaches
Risk Factors For Roaches In Las Vegas
What makes Las Vegas so attractive to roaches? These scourges of the insect world thrive in warm, crowded places. Roaches enjoy humidity, so you might think the dry as dust desert climate would drive them away.
In our busy, tight neighborhoods, there are still plenty of dark, moist areas in which they can thrive both indoors and outside. Even if you keep your home spic and span, these bugs can get in through shared walls and plumbing.
- Sewers & Drains
- Plumbing Pipes
- Dumpsters & Trash Cans
- Cupboards & Cabinets
- Common Areas
- Apartment Buildings
- Grocery Stores
Avoiding A Roach Infestation
Given that Las Vegas is a hotbed for multiple species of these disease-spreading bugs, you’re probably wondering what you can do to keep them out of your home or business. Sanitation is key. Don’t leave dirty dishes in sinks or pet food out for hours at a time.
Use trash cans with sealed lids and promptly clean up spills. Make cleaning a priority, including in hidden areas like under appliances, inside cupboards, bathrooms, etc.
What About Preventative Pest Control?
Even if you don’t have roaches now, you never know when they might hitchhike a ride inside via your grocery bags or as you are moving into a new home or building. Many roaches enter buildings via cracks, window screen tears, pipes, and other nooks and crannies.
Starting up with a professional pest control company is a great way to help prevent an infestation from occurring or nip a developing one in the bud. If you do already have a problem, the sooner you seek expert help, the better.
Identifying Vegas Area Roaches
The first step in exterminating any kind of pest is to know exactly what you’re dealing with, by having a professional pest inspection. If you need help identifying and eliminating these creepy crawlers from your Las Vegas or Henderson area home, restaurant, or other commercial establishments, Flatliners Pest Control is ready to help.
Identifying American Cockroaches
American cockroaches are one of the most dreaded insects found locally. That’s because they are almost impossible to eliminate without professional pest control management. These large bugs are reddish-brown and have a slightly yellow head.
They will eat almost anything, can enter buildings through plumbing, and are often mistaken for water bugs, getting as long as 2 inches in size.
About Australian Cockroaches
Despite their name, these pests aren’t just found “down under”; unfortunately, they exist throughout Las Vegas and surrounding areas. Also known as shad roaches, they are slightly smaller than American cockroaches but have similar coloring.
Got German Cockroaches?
German Cockroaches are the most prevalent types of roaches in Las Vegas and many other areas around the world. Smaller than the other species in Southern Nevada, German cockroaches are light brown or tan and most active at night.
Obnoxious Oriental Cockroaches
These hideous pests are shiny and almost black. They are also quite large. Because they prefer to live in sewers and other similarly dark, dank spaces, they are often referred to as water bugs.
Getting Rid Of Roaches In Las Vegas
Cockroaches are among the most challenging pests to eliminate on your own due to their ability to survive in highly adverse conditions, even outside in our dry heat. Fortunately, Flatliners Pest Control can help. Call us today to schedule a pest inspection or outdoor pest service and learn more about our superior cockroach extermination services.