The weather can be unpredictable in Texas, but for many parts of the state, you can count on heat and humidity for a good portion of the year. Unfortunately, that makes Texas the perfect place for cockroaches to thrive. Cockroaches are a year-round problem in Texas. Here’s why you should care.
Why Cockroaches Are A Problem
There’s no denying that cockroaches have a bad reputation. Just thinking about them probably makes you shudder, but do they deserve the bad reputation they have? In a word, yes. Cockroaches are not just creepy crawly bugs that no one wants around. They are actually quite dangerous.
Most cockroaches spend their time in extremely unsanitary places. They crawl through garbage bins, over rotting meat, through feces, along toilet seat rims, and in sink drains. But they don’t stop there. Their next stops might include your countertops, toothbrushes, or maybe some fruit you left in a bowl on your table.
Cockroaches are known to spread many types of bacteria and viruses, including salmonella, strep, and even polio. If they get into your home, they will likely leave these germs in areas of your home where you are likely to come in contact with them. Furthermore, cockroaches can trigger asthma symptoms in some people through their saliva, feces, and shed body parts.
What To Do If Cockroaches Get Into Your Texas Home
Because cockroaches are such a health hazard to humans, it is important to keep them out of your home, but this can be difficult to do when you live in a place like Texas where they can remain active inside and outside, year-round.
If you discover a cockroach in your home, it’s important to get the problem taken care of immediately. Seeing one cockroach means there are likely more hidden away. Lots more. Due to their resistance to many DIY treatments and their ability to stay out of sight, cockroaches are very difficult to get rid of without the help of a trained professional pest control technician.
Innovative Pest Control offers cockroach control delivered by our award-winning pest management professionals. We not only treat the cockroaches we see, but we also inspect your home to determine where they’re hiding and how they’re getting in in order to prevent a future infestation. Give us a call to learn more about our services.