How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches - Conroe TX
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches - Conroe TX
There are many types of roaches. The two most common roach infestations are associated to the german cockroaches and American cockroaches. When there is a serious infestation present a strong odor might be noticed. Dead roaches may be found throughout the area or entire house close to where roaches love to hid. Egg cases may be seen laying around kitchen cabinets, on the floor or anywhere else cockroaches hide. Young roaches are usually seen crawling on floors, running up kitchen cabinet interiors, and hiding in cracks and crevices near their food source.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures that prefer living and feeding when its dark, - this is why roaches like to hide during daylight hours. So, if you do see a cockroach during the day it's either a single cockroach that made its way inside vie an entry point or accidently enter your home on a cardboard box or something like that. Cockroaches prefer moist places to hide and breed.
Depending on the type of roach you may find them behind refrigerators and/or around sinks and stoves. These are the most common areas to find german roach activity or even brown banded cockroach activity.
American Cockroaches typically enter your home via a crack or crevice in the foundation or concrete slab your house might sit upon. While professional pest control is needed to get rid of cockroaches effectively American roaches usually are brought under control with general pest control services. Some of the methods in which PCO's might provide roach control is through various products designed to safely kill cockroaches such as roach bait, liquid sprays and sticky traps.
Commercial establishments may have roaches in floor drains and around motors housed within major appliances.
Cockroaches can flatten their bodies and fit into narrow areas. Cockroaches can be found underneath rubber mats in commercial kitchens, behind wallpaper in hotels or motels, and within the cracks and voids of walls.
Feces from cockroaches is easily seen during an infestation. Young roaches and nymphs produce feces that look like coffee grounds or black pepper. Larger roach species like American, Australian, and Pennsylvania Woods leave behind droppings larger and more cylindrical like a mouse. The amount of feces in an area is a positive sign of the level of infestation.
ALLERGIES AND COCKROACHES
German, American and Oriental cockroaches’ feces and saliva contain proteins that might produce allergic reactions in many people especially children. These proteins may cause asthma attacks. In densely populated cities, researchers have identified a direct connection between the presence of cockroach infestations and the onset of asthma attacks.
According to the United States National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases it was proven in 2005 that among a the general population of inner city children, cockroach infestations triggered asthma symptoms more than other known allergen.
In order to get rid of cockroaches a combined effort on the part of management, homeowner or tenants, and the pest professional are required. This is a must to effectively kill roaches quickly and safely. Cockroach infestations may worsen when tenants and homeowners tackle them on their own. The misuse of retail products may cause populations of roaches to spread out and increase size of the infestation. Cockroaches can move on to other units in apartment buildings, other rooms of a home, and to other parts of a commercial kitchen.
Steps can be taken to prevent cockroaches from infesting your home or business establishment.
Dishes should always be washed, dried and then put away.
Food must never be left on counter tops or tables.
Old plumbing lines and other potential leaks should be corrected.
Garbage and food scraps need to be taken out each day.
Any holes or cracks in ceilings bases and walls need sealed or repaired.
If you're living in an apartment building and see signs of an infestation you should immediately report it to the superintendent or property manager immediately.