Professional Roach Exterminators
What Do Roaches Look Like?
Cockroaches can measure over 2 inches in length. Tropical species tend to be lager than those found in other climates.
This type of pest has 6 legs, 2 antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not especially adept at flying.
How Did I Get a Roach Infestation?
Many often blame a cockroach problem on poor housekeeping. Cleaning floors, kitchens and bathrooms is useful and extremely important to reduce food sources used by cockroaches. However, they may get inside and cause an infestation for other reasons.
Roaches can latch on to infested items brought inside, get indoors via cracks and gaps in the home’s exterior, enter through drains or sewer pipes and a few species of roaches can fly inside when attracted to lights.
What are the Signs of a Roach Infestation?
Cockroaches typically prefer warm, humid environments. These pests are scavengers that will consume almost anything. However, they prefer meat, grease, starches and sweets. They can also eat dead skin flakes and glue from book bindings.
Depending on the species, female cockroaches can produce anywhere from 4 to 60 eggs. This pest is nocturnal. Therefore, they spend daylight hours in dark sheltered cracks and crevices behind or inside the dark areas such as the following:
- under cabinets
- inside walls
- boiler rooms
If you notice more than two during the day this is a sign of a severe roach infestation. Also, there may be evidence of cockroach droppings that have a similar appearance to dirt, pepper or coffee grounds. A musty or oily smell in your home can occur when there is a large infestation of cockroaches.
How Serious are Roaches?
Not only are cockroaches one of the most common pest problems, they are also one of the most stubborn. Roach infestations are difficult to get rid of because the insects hide in a host of areas, breed quickly, have a very high reproductive potential and may develop resistance to pesticides.
Additionally, this pest often taints food with E. coli and Salmonella bacteria. Therefore, it is not safe to ignore roaches. Exposure to cockroach feces and the body parts of dead roaches over time can even trigger allergies and asthma.
How Do I Get Rid of Roaches?
Our roach exterminators at City Pest Control are trained to help manage roaches. Every home is different, so our technician will design a unique program for your situation.
Contact us with the link below for more information or to schedule a time to meet with our professional roach exterminators in Bryan/College Station.