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Professional Cockroach Pest Control

Around our area, residents often have to eliminate cockroaches in their homes. Unfortunately, cockroaches are immensely tough to eliminate. Plus, they’re hideous so most people don’t want to deal with them alone. We understand this wholeheartedly. There are roughly 4,000 cockroach species in the world and we can eliminate all species. Five species are common pests in our area. If you’re dealing with a cockroach infestation, call us.

It is wise to first identify the cockroach species. Then, you can begin working to remedy the issue. If you need assistance identifying the species, contact our office. Our experts know how to identify these pests swiftly.

Cockroach Species You’ll Encounter

Remember that you’re going to encounter a handful of cockroach species. The two most common are American cockroaches and German cockroaches, but you’ll encounter others as well. Below, you’ll learn more about these cockroaches.

German Roaches

First and foremost, you’re going to run into German cockroaches. These pests can grow over half an inch in length. They’re tan and have a distinguishable pair of racing stripes on their heads. The species can breed swiftly and prolifically. A female adult can produce cases with as many as 40 eggs. During her life, she’ll produce up to 5 capsules. Suffice to say, an invasion is going to turn your life upside down. These pests are usually found under ovens, dishwashers, fridges, and other warm appliances.

German cockroaches develop wings but they do not fly.

American Cockroaches

You’ll also run into American cockroaches. These pests are massive since they can reach two inches. These reddish-brown cockroaches are the largest common species in our area. Be careful because American cockroaches can fly. They live longer than the others. On average, an American cockroach needs two years to mature. After two years, the American cockroach can live for many months. These cockroaches tend to live in steam tunnels and sewer systems. If they infest your property, you likely have a busted sewer pipe somewhere. There is also a risk that a plumbing trap on your property has dried out.

The aforementioned cockroaches are the most common, but you’ll encounter others. Below, you’ll learn more about the other cockroach species you’ll find.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

Pennsylvania wood cockroaches often invade homes in our area. Female and male members of the species are significantly different. Females are smaller and have shorter wings. Males are larger with larger wings. Thankfully, Pennsylvania wood cockroaches do not invade homes often. However, they can live on residential properties when there are blocked gutters or woodpiles. Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are unique because the female and male members are remarkably different.

Female cockroaches are only half to three-quarters of an inch in length. As for male cockroaches, they can reach an inch in length. These roaches are native to the Eastern portion of the United States but they can travel to other states.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

These small cockroaches sometimes reach a third of an inch in length. Although they have a few dark freckles, they’re light tan. Spotted Mediterranean cockroaches grow up to a third of an inch. These cockroaches are native to Europe but they’ve become problematic in the United States recently. The good news is that they’re not going to reproduce inside of your home. They may enter buildings anyway. Spotted Mediterranean cockroaches are attracted to lights at night. Therefore, they may enter your home when flying toward the light coming from through your windows.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches grow over an inch and they’re dark black or brown. Female oriental cockroaches will never grow wings, but males do. Male oriental cockroaches have wings that cover three-quarters of their bodies. Oriental cockroaches are a lot like American cockroaches. Both species like invading sewer systems. They’ll also live in older structures. Oriental cockroaches like cold weather so they often thrive in feces and garbage.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

These cockroaches often grow over an inch in length. These cockroaches are reddish-brown. They have a deep, shiny appearance. They’re commonly found in the southern portion of the United States. However, they sometimes travel to Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and other American states. They’re different than oriental cockroaches because adults develop full wings. Plus, all of them are one color.

Surinam Cockroaches

Surinam cockroaches are three-quarters of an inch in length. They have light tan wings with a dark plate on the back of their head. Surinam cockroaches prefer warm locations so they don’t travel too far north. It is uncommon to experience Surinam cockroach infestations. One thing to note is that all of these cockroaches are female. Therefore, they carry eggs and give live births. Surinam cockroaches can be found in San Antonio. Thankfully, they’re usually not pests. If you find them on your property, they’re likely going to be in a greenhouse or similar structure.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Finally, you might encounter brown-banded cockroaches. These pests can reach half an inch in length. They are frequently confused as German cockroaches since they look similar. Just remember that brown-banded roaches do not have racing stripes. These cockroaches aren’t common in our area but they can infest buildings.

Reasons For Cockroaches

Most people know that cockroaches will invade homes that aren’t thoroughly cleaned. If you don’t clean your home, cockroaches will invade because they can find food in your home. However, other cockroach species can invade a home for other reasons. They might be searching for blocked gutters or broken sewer pipes. It is important to identify the species. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know why the pest has decided to invade your property.

Cockroach Health Hazards

You’re likely worried about the dangers associated with cockroaches. You should be since cockroaches are incredibly dangerous. These pests often spread serious illnesses. They live in garbage and feces. Once they crawl through your food, they’re going to contaminant it. Then, there is a risk that you’re going to eat the food and get sick. It is pertinent to wipe out the infestation to ensure that everyone in your home will be safe. Not all cockroach species are dangerous. Some of them are fed to pets and others are kept as pets. Nevertheless, cockroaches often cause salmonella outbreaks. They live in human waste and trash so they often carry bacteria and dangerous pathogens.

If they crawl through your food, there is a risk that people in your house are going to get sick. Don’t take the problem lightly because doing so could cause someone to get sick.

Dealing With Cockroach Invasions

Cockroach invasions must be dealt with promptly. Allowing them to stay in your home will increase the risk that something bad is going to happen. Our technicians are ready and willing to wipe out the infestation for you. They’ve been dealing with such issues for many years so they can fix the problem swiftly. Many San Antonio residents will contemplate fixing the problem on their own. Although you can eliminate some cockroaches, many DIY techniques won’t wipe out the infestation. On the other hand, some of them are dangerous. It is best to take steps to protect your health. Working with our skilled technicians is the best way to get the best of both worlds.

We’ll take care of the problem with precision, accuracy, and efficiency. Unfortunately, pesticides are usually required. Therefore, you should work with a qualified, high-trained exterminator. Our technicians can use pesticides safely so you don’t have to worry about the risks involved.

When Can You Arrive?

Contact our office so we can help you soon. In general, someone with our extermination firm will contact you within 24 to 48 hours.

Our Technicians Protect You

When you pick an exterminator, you need someone who is going to protect you. Some exterminators will, but others only want to make money. We’ve worked hard to instill the importance of protecting our clients into our exterminators. We’re confident that they’ll work hard to protect you and the ones you love. Our skilled exterminators incorporate EPA-registered products into the treatment process. These products are safe, effective, and consistent. They can fix the issue without delay or risk. We use the precise amount of product needed to wipe out the infestation and no more. Our technicians are going to put your health at the top of their priority list. They won’t stop until the problem is dealt with and you’re back in your home safely.

Preventing Cockroach Invasions

Work with a qualified exterminator to wipe out the infestation. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to prevent these pests from returning. Start by thoroughly cleaning your home at least two or three times each week. Remember to seal your exterior walls, windows, and doors to prevent them from slipping inside. Keep an eye on your property and be ready to get in touch with us.

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