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Cockroach misconceptions

Common Misconceptions About Cockroaches

When it comes to cockroaches, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. At one point in our lives, we’ve all heard the astounding fact that cockroaches can survive a nuclear explosion. That’s incredible… Or, it would be if it were true. While it’s true that cockroaches can withstand significantly more radiation than humans (up to ten times more to be exact) they most certainly would NOT survive a nuclear blast.

This is just one of many myths and misconceptions about cockroaches that we want to clear up so you can make educated decisions and observations when it comes to pests in your home.
Another common misnomer is that bigger cockroaches equal bigger problems. Regardless of size, having a cockroach in your home is a problem. Whether a roach is big or small, it can still be a carrier for a wide variety of diseases that could harm your family. When it comes to cockroaches, size truly doesn’t matter.

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And, if you think that you can avoid cockroaches by having a clean house, you’ve fallen for another one of the many cockroach misconceptions. Unfortunately for humans, cockroaches aren’t picky creatures. They’ll eat anything they can get a hold of, including a nasty spectrum of things like dead skin cells and feces. For this reason, the problem does not lie in how clean or dirty your home is, but rather, how accessible it is to cockroaches.

Easily accessible entry points into your home (like cracks in the foundation, siding, windowsills, etc.) and convenient access to food and water sources are far more likely to be the reason behind a cockroach infestation. That being said, maintaining a clean home can help you better detect and eliminate roaches if you do have them because you will be able to spot them much faster.

How to Distinguish the Facts from the Myths

It turns out that cockroaches are somewhat different than modern society and pop culture would have you believe. And while these pests aren’t quite the nuclear-proof super creature we once thought them to be, they can wreak a lot of havoc in your home. That’s why it’s important that the information you have is accurate.
So, the next time you read about cockroaches or do some investigatory research about these creepy-crawlies, make sure the site you’re on is reliable. For questions about pests like roaches, exterminators are a great resource for valuable (and accurate) information! Websites with .edu or .gov domain addresses are also a good source for information because these types of domains are strictly regulated and cannot be purchased by just anyone.
Still have questions about cockroaches? Presidio Pest Management is here and ready to help! Give us a call or request a home inspection today.

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Renee A
16:14 14 Jun 19
I am honestly so impressed with this company. I really can’t say that for many places anymore. I called the company with a matter that I was panicked about and they were able to assist me very quickly the same day.Scott came to the rescue and his service was amazing. He was a great guy who answered all my questions and did such a thorough job.I will be recommending this company to all my friends and family. Def will be scheduling my annual house sprays with them.Thank you!!!read more
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Tamara Kramer
15:12 08 Jun 19
Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took care of business. A super nice guy. We'll see how the treatment for ants works.read more
Amy Keogh
Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
Mel Hawl
Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
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Allie Dennis
15:39 23 Apr 19
Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
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Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
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N A
13:41 25 Mar 19
Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
Sara DeNardo
Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable. thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick....Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
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Anthony Grochowski
00:37 04 Nov 18
We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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