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Cockroach Control

CV Pest offers cockroach control and extermination services to residences and businesses in Fresno and Clovis, California.

Cockroach control in Fresno and Clovis

Cockroach control and extermination in Fresno and Clovis, CA

Are you in the middle of an out-of-control, raging cockroach infestation?  If so, we can help as we provide cockroach control and extermination services to residences and businesses in Fresno and Clovis, California.

Contact us today, or call (559) 354-4119, today!

If you are just looking for information on how to prevent or learn about cockroaches, we can also help.  Just, scroll down to learn about cockroaches, how to prevent getting them, and how to address the situation, yourself.

What are the health risks associated with cockroaches?

Cockroaches carry various pathogens that can cause diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. They can also cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. Furthermore, their droppings and discarded skin can contaminate food and cooking surfaces.

What are the signs of a cockroach infestation?

Identifying a cockroach infestation is often a combination of several different signs. However, here are key indicators to watch out for:


Seeing a live cockroach during the day, especially if it’s scurrying away when a light is turned on, is a potential sign of an infestation. Cockroaches are nocturnal and usually stay hidden during the day. So if you see them in daylight, it could mean the infestation is large enough that some roaches are being forced out of their usual hiding spots.

Dead cockroaches

Finding dead cockroaches around your home or business could also indicate an infestation—check-in hard-to-reach areas like behind furniture or appliances, as well as basements and garages.


Cockroach droppings resemble ground coffee or black pepper. The size of the droppings can give you a clue about the size of the cockroach, with larger roaches leaving behind larger droppings. You may find these droppings in areas where food and water are readily available, like the kitchen or bathroom, and where roaches might hide, such as behind appliances or cabinets.

Egg cases

Cockroaches reproduce by laying egg cases, known as ootheca. These are oblong, brownish casings that contain multiple eggs. Finding these around your home is a clear sign of an infestation.


Cockroach infestations can produce a strong, musty odor. This smell comes from pheromones that roaches use to communicate with each other. The stronger the smell, the larger the infestation is likely to be.


Cockroaches can cause damage to various items in your home or business. They can stain surfaces and fabric with their droppings and gnaw on paper products, books, and packaging.

If you notice any of these signs, contacting a professional pest control service is a good idea. They can conduct a thorough inspection, confirm the presence of an infestation, and recommend an effective treatment plan.

Cockroach control and extermination FAQ

Cockroaches are primarily attracted to food, water, and shelter. This includes crumbs, pet food, leaking pipes, and clutter. They also prefer warm, dark, and humid environments.

Prevention methods for cockroaches include maintaining cleanliness, sealing food and trash containers, repairing leaks, reducing clutter, and sealing cracks and holes where cockroaches might enter a home or building.

Treatment for a cockroach infestation can involve a combination of insecticide sprays, bait stations, dust, and traps. However, due to their resilience and rapid reproduction, professional pest control is often necessary to eradicate an infestation.

Cockroach control in Fresno and Clovis, CA
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What are the common cockroaches found in Central California?

The most common types of cockroaches found in Central California are the German cockroach, American cockroach, Oriental cockroach, and Brownbanded cockroach.

German Cockroach

German cockroaches are small, typically around half an inch in length, and light brown to tan in color, with two dark stripes running lengthwise on their pronotum (the plate-like structure that covers the thorax). They are the most common indoor cockroach species known for their rapid reproduction. German cockroaches are often found in kitchens and bathrooms, as they prefer warm, humid environments and are particularly attracted to places where food and water are readily available.

American Cockroach

American cockroaches, also known as palmetto bugs, are larger than German cockroaches, typically measuring around 1.5 inches in length. They are reddish-brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind their head. These cockroaches are primarily outdoor pests but will move indoors to seek food and water or to avoid extreme weather conditions. They are commonly found in basements, sewers, and other damp, dark areas.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental cockroaches, sometimes called water bugs, are large, typically around an inch long, and dark brown to black. They prefer cooler temperatures and damp environments, so they are often found in basements and crawl spaces, as well as under sinks and washing machines. Oriental cockroaches are known for the firm, musty odor they produce.

Brown-banded Cockroach

Brown-banded cockroaches are about half an inch long and get their name from the two light bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. Unlike the German cockroach, they don’t require as much moisture and, as such, can be found in any part of a home. However, these roaches prefer warmer, drier, and higher locations, such as behind picture frames and inside closets, furniture, and appliances.

Each cockroach species has unique habits and preferences, necessitating different control strategies. Therefore, correctly identifying the species is crucial when dealing with a cockroach infestation. A professional pest control service can ensure the correct methods are used to eliminate these pests from your property.

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What is cockroach control for cockroach infestations?

Professional pest control services often begin with an inspection to determine the extent of the infestation and identify the species of cockroaches. They then develop a treatment plan that may involve multiple strategies, including baits, sprays, dust, and growth regulators. Follow-up visits may be necessary to ensure the infestation has been fully eradicated.

How much does it cost to treat a cockroach infestation?

The cost of professional cockroach extermination can vary widely depending on the size and severity of the infestation, the size of the property, and the specific services provided. Therefore, obtaining a quote from a professional pest control service is best for an accurate estimate.

What should I look for when selecting a cockroach control service for a cockroach infestation?

When choosing a pest control service for cockroach infestations, consider factors such as the company’s experience and reputation, licensing and insurance, methods and products, and whether they guarantee their services.

Remember, professional help is usually the most reliable and effective solution when dealing with a cockroach infestation. Contact our team today for expert advice and treatment options.

Our commitment to quality

At CV Pest, we are committed to providing high-quality pest control services at competitive prices. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that all our pest control services are efficient and effective. Our team of experienced pest control professionals are fully licensed and insured, and we always prioritize customer satisfaction.

Additional pest control services

In addition to spider control and extermination services, we also provide the following pest control and extermination services:

Still looking for help with cockroach control?

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