What are cockroaches?
Cockroaches are problematic pests that live across the country. Though most can live outside, especially in Texas, many have discovered the benefits of living indoors with people.
These scavenging pests have one thing on their mind, and that is food. Cockroaches can invade any structure where food is prepared or stored from our homes to restaurants, schools, hospitals, and grocery stores. Species of cockroaches that are most likely to end up in our Texas structures include:
- American cockroaches
- German cockroaches
- Smoky brown cockroaches
Are cockroaches dangerous?
There are thousands of species of cockroaches that live worldwide well away from people. These cockroaches pose no threat to humans and play an important role in the ecosystem by eliminating decaying organic matter.
The only cockroaches that are dangerous are those that enter our homes or businesses. Before coming indoors, they were outside, traveling through unsanitary areas.
When cockroaches are in your home, they pose many health risks, such as:
- Allergies, including runny noses, skin rashes, and congestion.
- Asthma attacks.
- Food contamination on surfaces and food with things like salmonella, E. coli, and dysentery cause gastrointestinal problems and other unpleasant symptoms.
Why do I have a cockroach problem?
When it comes to cockroaches, the first thing to understand is that an infestation can occur in any home, no matter its size and regardless of how clean and organized it might be!
Cockroaches enter our homes on their own through:
- Cracks they discover in the foundation.
- Drains and sewers.
- Spaces around windows and doors.
- Dryer vents.
- Spaces around wires, pipes, and cables.
Another common way that cockroaches find their way into a house is by hitchhiking. We unintentionally move cockroaches into our homes inside things like boxes, plant pots, grocery bags, and pieces of furniture or appliances.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and, during the day, hide their flat dark bodies in secluded cracks and crevices. Their ability to hide means that a few cockroaches finding their way into your home can create a large-scale infestation right under your nose!
Where will I find cockroaches?
Most cockroaches prefer to live in warm, humid areas. When cockroaches find a way into your house, they usually travel to locations that provide them with moisture, warmth, and easy access to food.
Wall voids near water pipes, tubs, and sinks are common places to find cockroaches gathering. Other areas in your home you should regularly inspect for cockroaches include the backs of drawers and behind refrigerators, stoves, baseboards, wood trim, and in the backs of cabinets.
How do I get rid of cockroaches?
With the help of the professionals here at Daniel Pest Control, you can get cockroaches out of your home and stop them from returning. Our cockroach control services in Seguin are 100% guaranteed and are customized to fit the specific needs of each of our customers!
Please don’t share your home with cockroaches for a minute longer than necessary; reach out to us today to learn about eliminating cockroaches from your Seguin, Texas property. Our residential or commercial pest control services are what you need to rid your home or business of cockroaches once and for all!
How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?
The following tips and tricks will help make your property uninhabitable to cockroaches and make them think twice about turning your Texas house into their home.
- Reduce humidity levels in your house that attract cockroaches by using dehumidifiers and air conditioners and ensure kitchens and bathrooms are well-ventilated.
- Inspect things coming into your home for cockroaches like storage boxes, deliveries, furniture, and appliances.
- Take away entry points from cockroaches by sealing spaces in your home’s exterior.
- Regularly clean your house to remove crumbs and other debris that cockroaches will feed on.
- Properly store food to keep it out of the reach of hungry cockroaches.
If you are experiencing problems with cockroaches, reach out to Daniel Pest Control and learn about our effective cockroach control for your home. For more information about our pest control programs, call us today!