Cockroaches are a major nuisance among homeowners and business establishments across the United States. There are over 4500 species stretching the globe, but only a handful of those species invade man’s doorstep. When people notice cockroaches, they are naturally repulsed by their hideous appearance, and that they are known to fester in garbage heaps and sewer lines. But because of their insidious nature, cockroaches are capable of transmitting disease and inducing allergy symptoms or asthmatic tendencies to those sensitive to them. We at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to further educate on the creepy little insects known as cockroaches.
Can Roaches Live in a Clean House?
Cockroaches are immediately thought of as filthy insects. Though infestations tend to occur in more grungy conditions, cockroaches can manage to overrun a home or business in the most pristinely kept buildings. Cockroaches are looking for food and water, and supreme climates to live in. Being nocturnal, many people don’t even realize they have an issue right away, but stumble across the little critters by chance.
Cockroaches Spread Disease
As previously mentioned, cockroaches can transmit disease. Salmonella being the most common, they pass it along by scurrying over unprotected food and surfaces where food might be prepped. Children, elderly and those with week respiratory issues are more susceptible to problems.
Flying American Cockroach
The American cockroach, or sometimes referred to as the water bug, is often seen through Texas and throughout the U.S. They run extremely quick, and often when lights flicker on, or people intrude on their path, they will flint out of sight. Being one of the larger species of cockroach in the country, they are very capable of squeezing their massive forms into small cracks and crevices. They are equipped with over 2000 lenses, making their vision superior, and having the ability to see things from all angles.
German Cockroach Infestation
Another common cockroach found in Texas, is the German cockroach. Despite having distinctive wings, they lack the ability to fly. Not only prone to Texas, they are pretty much attracted to human inhabitants. They seek places where food and water is convenient and they crave shelter and security. When frightened or threatened, German cockroaches will emit pungent odors.
Oriental cockroaches are also commonly referred to as water bugs. They are attracted to dark, moistened areas. Typically, they are found infesting sewers, drains, moist basements, porches and crawl spaces. When colder temperatures creep up outside, they are more determined to infiltrate indoors to seek warmth.
Do Roaches Die in the Winter?
As the weather begins to cool, we will all look forward to a reprieve from insects and pests that tend to die off in the bitter cold winter months. Unfortunately, cockroaches are not among them. They can be discovered infesting homes and businesses all year long in Texas. Roaches can survive up to 3 months without food, and up to a month without water. Eliminating convenient food and water resources can help minimize infestations.
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Our professionals at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control possess the attributes and equipment to dissolve infestations, and keep them at bay with routine maintenance. Our expertise and experience can ensure all nests are discovered and efficiently eradicated. Our maintenance programs, utilizing top of the line equipment and products can keep the gross little critters out of your home or business. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!