Cockroaches are a common pest here in East Texas. The most prevalent types are American cockroaches, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. And while everything is bigger in Texas, this might just include cockroach infestations. If you see one cockroach, there’s likely many more harbored away inside the walls of your home or business. These pests can be a hazard to your health and the health of those around you. To a business, they can cause devastating results. They crawl through filth and trash and then over clean surfaces. Pathogens cling to their legs and bodies and are spread from surface to surface as they travel. These pests are known to spread over 33 types of diseases and 6 types of parasitic worms! This makes them bad news for Texas residents. They are able to do this because they are quick and tend to remain unseen. They can scurry out of the fruit bowl without you even noticing.
Cockroach Prevention Tips
To protect your health this summer, it’s essential that you know how to keep out cockroaches. One of the best ways to keep out the majority of pests is to seal off any openings along the outside of your home. Cockroaches can squeeze through very thin cracks. A common way for cockroaches to sneak in is along plumbing. They’ll crawl along plumbing pipes inside walls. This is how they travel from one apartment to the next. Try caulking around where your plumbing pipe and the wall meet. Close off all other areas you find that could potentially allow cockroaches a way in.
Aside from sealing off entrances, there are a few other tricks you can pull out to keep these dirty pests out of your East Texas home. Since cockroaches enter in search of food and water, you should try to eliminate sources that can provide what they’re looking for. For example, keep your trash sealed tightly or kept in a container if possible. Trash is highly attractive to these pests. Also, keep food tightly sealed in containers. Cockroaches eat a wide variety from rotting meat to fresh fruit. Make sure to clean crumbs and spills up immediately to avoid leaving any food sources. Controlling the humidity in the house and fixing leaks will help eliminate water sources. This goes for the outside of your home too. Keep the perimeter of your home as dry as possible by trimming back vegetation and unclogging gutters.
Consider Professional Cockroach Control
If you have cockroaches in your home, the best solution is to contact professional pest control. Cockroaches can be nearly impossible to eliminate on your own since they live in hard-to-reach locations and can fit through tiny cracks. Leave cockroach control to professionals who know exactly how these pests work and how to eliminate them. Innovative Pest Control has kept pests in check for over 25 years. You can trust us to get the job done using the least amount of products needed. Give us a call or schedule your free inspection today!