How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches - Conroe TX
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches - Conroe TX
There are many types of roaches therefore, we make it easy to get rid of cockroaches once and for all! In this article we will share with you tips on preventing cockroaches and introduce some common methods to getting rid of roaches.
German cockroaches and American cockroaches are responsible for the main infestations in Texas.
To begin, the main difference between the two are their size. German roaches are about an inch or smaller. American roaches will grow up to two inches long.
Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation
A strong odor is associated with the presence of german roach infestations. Typically, kitchens are the most infested areas. Bathrooms are second in line for roaches to harbor in because roaches love moisture and darkness.
Secondly, dead roaches are present throughout an infested area. They will be located near appliances and in cabinets.
The third main sign is egg cases (oothica). Egg cases will be on kitchen cabinets because female roaches will drop their when threatened. Yes, they will leave their young behind.
Young roaches will crawl across the floor. Adult and young both will run from behind appliances and kitchen cabinets. German roaches are good at hiding in cracks and crevices near their food source.
Cockroaches are nocturnal. Which means they become most active when its dark. So, if you do see a german cockroach during the day it may be a sign of an infestation.
Areas behind refrigerators, dishwashers, and stoves are popular harborages for all type of cockroaches.
American Cockroaches typically enter your home via a crack or crevice and door sweeps. German roaches are brought in via luggage, bags or boxes.
To get rid of german cockroaches effectively professionals must be called in. But, American roaches are controlled with general pest control services.
Cockroach Insights And Control Methods
There are various methods for cockroach control. There are also many entry points for roaches to enter a structure from. Below you will learn more about some of these treatment methods.
Glue traps are commonly places by pest experts to quickly stop roaches as they enter your home or business. This is a great method of prevention. These sticky pads are commonly used to help professionals determine where roaches are nesting too.
Some PCO's provide roach control by applying various products designed to safely kill cockroaches. A thorough clean out requires a combination of products like roach bait, liquid sprays and sticky traps.
Commercial kitchens infested with roaches will have roaches in floor drains and around motors housed within major appliances. But with roaches any crack or crevice will due.
Feces from cockroaches resemble coffee grounds or black pepper. This is easily seen wherever roaches spend most of their time. A customer once described a roach nest looking like smeared maple syrup with pepper in it.
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 present.
ALLERGIES AND COCKROACHES
Researchers identified a direct connection between cockroach saliva and feces that trigger asthma attacks. This means an infestation of roaches poses a health risk.
According to the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cockroach infestations trigger asthma symptoms.
Getting Roaches Out Of Your Home
Getting rid of cockroaches effectively is a combined effort between management, homeowner and pest professional. This helps to effectively kill roaches quickly and safely. After the initial clean out is performed follow up visits will be scheduled to maintain sanitary conditions. The follow up visits ensure professionals get roaches out of your home.
The misuse of retail products may cause populations of roaches to spread out and increase size of the infestation.
It's best to avoid DIY treatment methods for roaches. Avoid bug bombs and most retail pesticides because cockroaches will move on to other units in apartment buildings if treated improperly. When using bug bombs roaches will potentially move into other rooms of a house also.
Fumigation treatments will cause roaches to move into other parts of a commercial kitchen sometimes. Worse, they will migrate away from the pesticides into dining areas.
The most important step to getting rid of cockroaches in your home or business is simple. Remove what attracts roaches is the first place. This step alone will help getting rid of them for good.
Wash dishes and dry them completely before putting away. (Kitchen and bathrooms always become problem areas with cockroaches.)
Never leave food on counter tops or tables.
Repair leaky plumbing to avoid moisture issues that attract roaches.
Remove garbage from inside each day.
Caulk any cracks or crevices throughout your home or business.
If you spot signs of cockroaches while living in an apartment building contact the property manager immediately.
For more information about cockroaches contact CPL Pest Control. We provide our customers with safe prevention and control for cockroach problems.