Cockroaches are some of the ugliest insects found in Florida. Residents refer to these pests as "Palmetto Bugs." Because cockraoches are known to carry and spread diseases, these insects can be dangerous to humans and pets. Some emit disgusting odors, and German cockroaches may cause damage to fabrics and books as well. When cockroaches cast off their skin and leave behind their droppings, it can bother people with asthma or extreme allergies. 

Where are Florida Cockroaches Found?


Because cockroaches love moist and warm areas, Florida's climate makes it an ideal environment to thrive. These pests are often found in mulch and flower gardens but enter homes in search of food, water, and shelter. They infiltrate through patio doors, sewer or drain pipes, and open garages. Cockroaches can attach to people's clothing or storage bags as well.

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, so you may never see them crawling around during daylight hours. However, when night arrives, they often show themselves and become active. Cockroaches reproduce quickly. It is not uncommon for a house's walls to be filled with these pests. When these insects appear during the day, it may be a sign of a severe infestation.

DIY Treatments

It is essential to roach-proof your home. The first step is sealing open cracks and crevices that allow these pests to get inside. Doors, windows, and foundation walls must be examined for holes and possible entry points. Also, it is important to clean up clutter and use sealable plastic food containers in the kitchen area.

Many homeowners spray roach killer or use powders to eliminate the problem. However, these may contain toxic chemicals or ineffective ingredients. To properly get rid of an infestation, it is wise to hire a professional pest control company.

Why Use Us?

At Bug Out, we have vast experience treating pests in the Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala areas. Our cockroach control services will keep these pests away from your home. We understand the best ways to eliminate these insects for good and will utilize these treatments at your property. For example, we will treat the perimeter of your house with a liquid or granular product. We may also use bait on the interior. If left untreated, an infestation can overtake your home's structure and cause extensive damage. In desperate situations, we provide more aggressive treatments.

When you use Bug Out, you gain peace of mind knowing all our employees are fully trained, licensed, and insured. For over five decades, our family-owned business has been serving local communities around Florida. To receive a free full property evaluation, call us at 904-584-9868 or 352-221-9066.