One of the most common pests that you will find in Greater Austin, TX is the dreaded cockroach. Cockroaches are a problem all year long. Many cockroaches carry disease and bacteria and the more they are found around your home and property the bigger the chance is that you can be exposed to them. You need to do your best to prevent cockroaches by keeping your home clean and all the food and crumbs cleaned up. This means that you should rinse and wash dishes and clean off counters and floors. If you leave even small amounts of food out, it is enough to keep cockroaches fed. It is also enough to attract cockroaches and other pests into your home. In addition, it’s important to seal off any entry points on your home usually near doors and windows where pests are able to gain access. You can do this by checking weather stripping and replacing it in areas that you can see the daylight through a crack. The best way to keep cockroaches at bay and away from your home is to have your home treated by a professional pest control company on a regular basis. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control lists a couple of the most common cockroach species you will find in and around your home.
Can American Cockroaches Fly?
An adult American cockroach is one of the most common kinds of cockroaches you are going to find in the area. They reach about three inches in length and are usually a reddish brown and the females lay up to 16 eggs at a time in a pod that keeps them protected. This kind of cockroach whether it is a female or male has wings. When they are fully developed, American cockroaches can clumsily fly and will if they are startled.
German Cockroach Infestation
The German cockroach is the most common cockroach that is found in the home. They are more lightly colored with a tan coloration and a set of stripes that run down the body. The adult German cockroach makes it to just over three quarters of an inch which makes them not very big and much easier to hide. They also have a set of wings but they don’t fly even though they can. They prefer to run and hide when they see someone coming.
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If you are struggling with cockroaches in and around your home you want to be sure that you take care of them as quick as possible. A pest control company like A Five Star Termite & Pest Control can come and treat your home and get rid of them and other pests as well. Call us today!