Cockroaches are unwelcome guests in any home. In Texas, there are four species of cockroach that are common indoor pests: German cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Smokybrown cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches. The largest of these, the American cockroaches or “water bugs,” can reach up to two inches in length. German cockroaches are the species most commonly found indoors, and they particularly enjoy invading kitchens, pantries and other areas where food is plentiful.
There are several reasons you should eradicate roaches in your home. Because of their indiscriminate eating habits, roaches can carry pathogens into your food and spread diseases. Several species of roach are also associated with a particular odor that cannot be removed from food even with cooking. Finally, roach droppings and shed skins are a major cause of allergies and can be particularly dangerous to young children and people with asthma.
Because a single roach can lay up to 300 eggs, infestations can quickly get out of control. A few cockroaches can multiply to thousands within months, and destroying a large infestation can be challenging. Cockroaches are very adaptable, and they can quickly develop a resistance to poisons. This is why DIY methods of pest control are often not effective against roaches and can ultimately make infestations harder to destroy.
Instead of putting you and your family at risk, stamp out a roach infestation at its source with the professional services offered by Texas Bugs-Or-Us. We know which pesticides are most effective and how to get to the root of any bug problem. Call us today for a free quote for your extermination.