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A Cockroach Minute with Granddad Chris


Conquering Cockroach Infestations

Hey there, folks! Granddad Chris is back, and today, we’re diving into a topic that’s been buzzing in the Treasure Valley – cockroaches! At Barrier Pest Control, we understand the pest problems you’re facing, and we’re here to help you reclaim your home. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the world of cockroaches, focusing on the notorious brown-banded cockroach (Supella Longipalpa). Yes, that’s quite a mouthful, but it’s our job to make dealing with these pests as easy as possible for you.

Why Cockroaches Are a Concern

Cockroaches, the Unwanted Houseguests

Brown-banded roaches are more than just creepy crawlers; they are carriers of trouble. They can transmit around 33 harmful bacteria types, six parasitic worm varieties, and at least seven other human pathogens. These unsavory critters pick up germs as they traverse through unsanitary places like sewers, decaying matter, and waste. Unfortunately, they often bring these germs to your kitchen, posing serious health risks. Did you know that cockroach allergens can trigger allergies and worsen asthma symptoms? It’s a fact!

How Cockroaches Get Inside

Cockroaches have many sneaky entry points into your home, and it’s essential to be vigilant. Here are some common ways they can infiltrate your living space:

Purchases from Street Vendors:

Items bought from street vendors might seem like a good deal, but they could come with an unwanted bonus – cockroach hitchhikers.

Yard Sale Treasures:

That vintage lamp you scored at a yard sale could come with unwanted guests. Cockroaches love hiding in old furniture and boxes.

Thrift Store Finds:

Thrift stores can be a haven for cockroaches. Inspect any second-hand items thoroughly before bringing them home.

Grocery Store Surprises:

Even your local grocery store isn’t immune. Cockroaches can hitch a ride on trucks delivering products and eventually find their way into your pantry. Always inspect your purchases carefully.

Why Choose Barrier Pest Control

At Barrier Pest Control, we’re not just about pest removal but about providing superior service that keeps you pest-free and your family safe. Here are some reasons why we’re your go-to pest control experts:

We Answer When You Call:

We understand pest problems can’t wait. When you call during business hours, we promise to answer the phone promptly because we believe in being there when you need us.

We Return Every Message:

Even if you leave us a message after hours or on weekends, we’ll get back to you first thing on the next business day. Your concerns are our top priority.

No Surprise Visits:

With Barrier Pest Control, you won’t encounter unexpected bills on your doorstep. We always schedule appointments in advance and never add services or change prices without your consent. Transparency is our policy.

We’re Punctual:

We take pride in being on time. When we make an appointment, we stick to it. If there are any adjustments needed, we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

Licensed, Insured, and Safe:

Our commitment to safety is unwavering. We are fully licensed, insured, and dedicated to providing safe services for you, your family, your pets, and your property. Our technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable.

Clean & Tidy Service:

Your technician will always be clean, presentable, and respectful of your home and property. We wear shoe covers inside your home and clean up after we’re done, leaving your space as we found it.


There you have it – your ultimate guide to conquering cockroach infestations with Barrier Pest Control. We hope you found this information both educational and helpful in understanding the challenges these pests can pose. Remember, when you choose Barrier Pest Control, you’re not just choosing a pest control service but peace of mind and a pest-free home.

Don’t let cockroaches take over your life. Contact us today, and let’s work together to keep your home safe, clean, and cockroach-free. At Barrier Pest Control, we’re committed to delivering results and treating you with the respect you deserve.

Give Us A Shot!

Because of who we are, our history, our commitment to the future, our guarantee, and the specific standards that we hold ourselves to, we are confident that you will want to do business with us. Give us a call at (208) 463-4533 to request a quote! We are open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Service Area (Southwest Idaho)

Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.