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Cockroach Control & Removal Services in Utah

Cockroaches spread allergens and harmful pathogens, damage reputations and can be difficult to control. Their infestations are one of tenants top complaints. German cockroaches can even shut down restaurants. Rest assured, we’re here to help.


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German Cockroach

The German cockroach is a domestic species and the most common cockroach in Utah, but it depends on where you live. German cockroaches are light brown with two dark stripes right behind the head. They have a highly varied diet, so they eat just about anything. German cockroaches get brought in unknowingly via food products, packages, etc.

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Oriental Cockroach

The oriental cockroach is present in some areas of Utah, but not others. Oriental cockroaches are larger with almost black coloring and their wings are very short or appear absent. They are found in moist areas that are cool, damp and dark; and they commonly come up and out of floor drains. Oriental cockroaches are peridomestic which means they live inside and outside.

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Brown Banded Cockroach

Brown banded cockroaches are domestic and have a bell shaped pattern on the back of their head. They prefer warm dry areas such as ceilings, walls, picture frames, furniture, etc. Brown banded cockroaches can eat things like glue, starch, old books and drapery. Their egg cases are fastened to walls, ceilings, and protected areas.

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American Cockroach

Southern Utah has American cockroaches are the largest species of cockroach found in Utah and can be up to 2 inches long. The American cockroach can live indoors and outdoors. When found indoors they are usually found in the basement or on the first floor. American cockroaches can be found in warm, moist areas.

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Cockroaches don’t care where they spend the night, but your customers and tenants do.

Cockroaches spread allergens and pathogens, damage reputations, and can be difficult to control. Their infestations are one of tenants top complaints and cockroaches can shut down restaurants.

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Scientific Approach to Cockroach Control

Eliminating cockroaches can be difficult and if done wrong can make things much worse by spreading the infestations and driving them deeper into hard to reach areas. Understanding the biology of different cockroach species and the science of their control is critical to getting the best results.

Cockroach Exterminators in Utah

Utah cockroach control is based on scientific research. The most common cockroach found in Utah is the German cockroach, and Thorn Pest Solutions is an expert in German cockroach biology and behavior. Our expertise helps us assess an infestation and implement a plan that gets results. Gel baits are the most effective tool for cockroach exterminators in Utah but must be applied in the right spots and in the right quantities. Once a plan has been implemented to eliminate cockroaches from an area, we will monitor the area to ensure treatments work.

Our proactive approach to cockroach control is based on scientific research.

There is little to no prep with our cockroach control program, so it is much less hassle for you and your tenants.

We will monitor and track everything so you can see exactly how treatments are working.

Inspection of surrounding units and areas will be done to make sure we solve the entire problem.

No excuses - we solve your cockroach problems even when they are difficult or require different solutions.

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It depends on the cockroach species. German cockroaches usually have to be brought in, or if living in an apartment, they may be coming from adjacent units. They may be brought in on food or cardboard packaging or containers. They are not native to Utahah and do not live outside. Once inside the home, German cockroaches are attracted to tight fitting spaces close to water, food, and warmth. Oriental cockroaches often enter homes looking for a cool damp area.

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Cockroaches, especially German cockroaches, have serious health implications. They can transmit disease, trigger asthma, and can cause allergic reactions. You should not have tolerate or live with this.

Cockroaches can be difficult to get rid of and a professional should be called. If you are seeing smaller brown cockroaches with two stripes right behind the head, give us a call and we can help.

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German cockroaches are thigmotactic, meaning that they like to be squeezed into tight places. Inspections are critical to find all the cockroach hiding spots so we can apply baits right where they are hiding.

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When used correctly, gel baits are extremely effective against German cockroaches even in the hardest situations. They must be applied in the right spots and quantities. They have many advantages over “spraying” including less pesticide exposure, less preparation, lower cost, and more effective.

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Monitoring is critical in German cockroach control. It is important to understand how many cockroaches are there and to know exactly how treatments are going. This is how we know if treatments are working. We can tell you exactly how treatments are going. No guessing and no hoping.

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Thorn pest professionals are experts on German cockroach biology ad behavior. This helps us know how to assess an infestation and implement a plan that gets results. Watch our professionals in action here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, cockroaches are very common in the state of Utah. Both Oriental and German cockroaches live in the area. Many species are what we call peridomestic, meaning that they live outdoors and indoors.

German cockroaches only live indoors, while oriental cockroaches are both indoor and outdoor. Most favor environments where it’s dark and damp. American cockroaches are also common, but only in southern Utah.

The methods used to treat cockroaches can depend on the species. Oriental cockroaches usually require exterior treatments, baiting, and exclusion to prevent them from going indoors, while German cockroaches typically require a baiting program indoors, combined with sanitation and monitoring. The pest control experts at Thorn are best able to customize recommendations for you. Contact our team today to get started.

Recommendations for pest control can vary based on the species of cockroach. Our highly-trained experts truly “think like a cockroach” when implementing their recommendations to ensure all methods are as effective as possible.

Baiting is a fast way to get rid of German cockroaches. Vacuuming is also immediate and fast, but it only helps treat those pests that you can see. A combination of treatments is usually best depending on the type of cockroach you are dealing with.

Yes, but the experts at Thorn provide specialized treatments above and beyond “spraying the baseboards.” Cockroach treatments need to be directed where the pest lives in cracks and crevices, indoors and out. Thorn can provide cockroach treatments and make recommendations to prevent an infestation from reoccurring. Contact us for pricing today.

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