What Are Cockroaches?
Cockroaches are omnivorous insects that hatch from egg capsules. Nymphs are the “babies” and lack the full wing development of an adult. The Nymphs can molt up to 13 times over the course of a year before coming adults. The German and American cockroach both live indoors, and will scavenge bread crumbs, fruit, and even soiled clothing if it is left lying around.
Wherever there is moisture, or direct water leaks, is where cockroaches prefer to live. They are often found underneath sink areas or behind washing machines in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. Also, check for leaks under showers and bathtubs.
How Can I Help with Cockroach Control?
There are a few things Texas homeowners can do to help address cockroach control, but inevitably, a roach exterminator will need to address the infestation if it is fairly large.
As a homeowner, you can begin to help with cockroach pest control by:
- Eliminating any buildup of moisture areas in the home that attract roaches. Fix any leaky sinks or faucets and ensure that areas underneath plumbing fixtures remain absolutely dry and moisture-free.
- Making sure that food debris is not left on counters, and keep food preparation areas clean by sweeping up crumbs or particles of food off the floor on a regular basis.
- Cleaning up any dirty dishes immediately after eating. Dirty dishes left overnight in your sink are a smorgasbord for hungry roaches who will gladly try to pick them clean while you sleep.
- Stop leaving dirty clothing on the floor, or anywhere that is easily accessible to insects. If you use a laundry hamper, make sure that it has a lid which closes and seals. Otherwise, the roaches can easily climb in through the hamper opening or ventilation spaces that are commonly found on laundry hampers.
NOTE: Continually address the points listed above. Ongoing removal of water or food are crucial steps in an effort to rid your home of these scavengers.
How Does Safe Earth Pest Control Do Cockroach Control?
Safe Earth Pest Control helps you eliminate these pests by using many different professional roach exterminator products in an I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) program specifically catered to the species of cockroach you are experiencing and the number of insects that need remediation. A German roach is very different from an American cockroach, and they will be treated by your professional exterminator very differently.
With our experience, we can quickly gain control over the cockroaches in your home if you follow our instructions closely.