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January 11, 2019

How Innovative Pest Control Keeps Homes Cockroach-Free In Winter

In winter, most of us expect many of the insect pests that bother us during other parts of the year to settle down and stop disturbing the peace in our homes. After all, cooler weather means less survivable climates, right? That might be the case in Northern parts of the United States, but not here in Texas!

cockroach crawling on the floor

Because of our mild, average temperatures, we must deal with many pests throughout the year. Unfortunately, cockroaches are on the list of pests that thrive in warm climates. As vile as these insects are, no homeowner wants their home to be invaded by these creepy crawly pests. It is important to keep an eye out for them in certain areas of your home.

Where Cockroaches Congregate

Most cockroaches prefer to invade areas that are warm, dark, moist, and have an accessible food source nearby. Common problem areas tend to be in locations that have one or all of the traits that roaches need for survival (food, shelter & water).

  • Drains.

  • Loose or leaky piping.

  • Dripping faucets.

  • Laundry rooms.

  • Bathrooms.

  • Basements.

  • Any other areas warm and moist areas.

There's a species of cockroach called the brown-banded cockroach that does not need the moisture that many other cockroaches prefer. Instead, this cockroach avoids light and crawls along higher areas of your home such as upper cabinets, shelves, and pantry areas.

Problems Cockroaches Cause in Homes

Cockroaches bring a variety of problems into homes. One of the more prevalent problems is that they carry several different types of bacteria, feces, and disease. DIY methods of removal never effectively eliminate all cockroaches. Cockroaches left untreated will reproduce and re-infest your home before you know it.

Why a Pest Control Professional is Your Best Choice

The best solution for cockroach removal is always to contact a licensed pest control expert to handle your pest-related problems for you. At Innovative Pest Control, you can rest easy knowing that our pest professionals are trained in everything from careful inspections to effective treatment plans. We will work with you to find a cockroach control solution specific to your Texas home.

With Innovative Pest Control treating your home, there will be no more costly cockroach infestations, no more hassle, and no more worries about where pests may be getting in. Innovative has your back! Contact us to learn more about the services we offer.

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