Cockroaches are one of the filthiest pests that home owners will come into contact with. Cockroaches can gain access into your home through the smallest crack, crevice or crawl space that is made available to them. Once inside your home, cockroaches will immediately begin searching for a reliable water and food source. When cockroaches have established a secure environment, they will begin to multiply within the walls of your home, resulting in a massive cockroach infestation. Keeping roaches out of your home can be challenging, especially if you’re live in an area where they are prominent and are able to survive easily. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control offers helpful tips below.
Is it Normal to have Cockroaches in Your House in Texas?
Texas is home to many different cockroach species; however there are four species that are more common than others. The American cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, the German cockroach and the brown banded cockroach are the most common species of cockroaches found in Texas. While these are all roaches, they each have their distinguishing features that vary in size, habitat, color and habits. One thing that these species do have in common is their ability to be an extreme nuisance to home owners. Here in Texas, the heat can bring in cockroaches looking for a dark, damp place to escape. Roach infestations can cause not only damage to your home, but pose serious health risks to you and your family.
Large Species of Cockroaches
The American cockroach is the largest species of common cockroaches and one of the more annoying pests that there are. American cockroach adults can grow to be an inch and a half long and a half inch tall. They are normally reddish brown in color and have a yellowish area behind their head. The American cockroach can travel at a rapid rate, making them difficult to notice, as they race form one corner to another within the walls of your home. The American cockroach is considered one of the fastest running insects. The oriental cockroach is another large species of roach that is usually dark brown to black in color. The female Oriental cockroach appears to have no wings at first glance, but she does have wings, they are just shorter than that of the male. The Oriental cockroach travels slower than most other roaches, making them easy to spot while crawling across the floor. The Oriental cockroach prefers dark and moist areas to settle down in. One of the smallest and most invasive cockroaches is the brown banded cockroach.
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Keeping roaches from invading your home can be difficult, but with the help of A Five Star Termite & Pest Control, your roach problem will be completely eliminated. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today for the best cockroach pest control service available.