Pest control can be a difficult task, more difficult if you’re dealing with cockroaches. If you live in Texas, chances are you’ve come across one or two. The most common cockroach you’ll find in Texas is the American cockroach. You may also come across the Cuban cockroach, the Oriental cockroach and the wood cockroach. Considering they multiply quickly and can contaminate food, you don’t want any of them in your home. They are known to cause allergies, trigger asthma and can spread almost 33 different kinds of bacteria. Humans habitats can make life very easy for cockroaches because our homes have access to food, water and lots of warm places to hide. Cockroaches are very resourceful, which makes it seem like an impossible task to keep them out. Two things you will need are diligence and some know-how about cockroaches.
How to Keep Cockroaches Away
1. Figure out what cockroach species you’re dealing with. With more than one species of cockroaches living in Texas you’ll need to set sticky traps anywhere you suspect an infestation. This help you determine the type of cockroach you’re dealing with and how severe the infestation is.
2. Make your home less attractive to roaches. Taking extra steps to keep our homes clean will make your home less attractive to cockroaches. Make sure you wipe surfaces down, keep dishes clean and don’t leave any food out overnight. Make sure that pet food is put away at night and seal trash bags.
3. Seal all pest entry points. Any cracks and crevices that you suspect are being used for access to your home need to be sealed off. Use caulking and reinforce existing seals around windows, doors and air conditioners.
4. Remove outdoor homes for roaches. Clean around your home to remove items that roaches may use to live. Items like woodpiles, trash cans, leaf litter, etc. need to be moved as far away from your home as you can.
5. Keep outdoor lights off, if you can. Just like any other insects, cockroaches are attracted to light. Turn outdoor lights off when you to keep any pests away.
6. Contact pest control experts. There will be situations where store-bought products will not take care of a roach infestation. If you’ve tried to get rid of roaches and haven’t been successful, you need to call the professionals.
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Remember, cockroaches are extremely resilient. They can live for almost a month without food and two weeks without water! Don’t let them get the upper hand. Contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control as soon as you suspect trouble with cockroaches.