The Reason Why Cockroaches Are In Your Houston Home
There is no such thing as a household pest without an impact, no matter how small the infestation may be. In the case of the Houston cockroach, however, the impact may be much more serious than even rodent or bed bug infestations.
The real trouble behind serious cockroach infestations has to do with their relative hardiness and resistance to many different types of chemicals. Plaguing humans for thousands of years, these pests are perfectly adapted to living alongside people in the worst possible conditions. You may be able to identify cockroaches in your home by locating:
- Insects with color patterns of brown, black, tan, and rust red
- Pests with six legs, several long antennae, and sometimes visible, folded wings
- Bugs that measure in the ballpark of 2 inches long
- Insects with sharp or pointed bristles growing on their legs
It is worth noting that no one is truly immune to a cockroach infestation, not even after prevention treatments and DIY (do it yourself) protection steps. The sad fact is that roaches are completely adapted to living in coarse, rough, and otherwise unsanitary conditions to feed on the refuse and food scraps of human homes. Certain homes may be at more of a risk than others, such as commercial kitchens, homes with higher moisture content, and even homes closer to urban areas. However, everyone is at risk for a cockroach infestation during this spring season and beyond.
Roaches are considered to be one of the most dangerous animals alive,ranking just underneath mosquitoes in terms of disease spread. If you are concerned about your health and wellness this year, start prevention out right with some fast-acting tips from Modern Pest Control.
Reducing Your Chances For A Cockroach Infestation In Houston
There are quite literally hundreds of ways to protect your home from cockroach infestations, but only a few that will do the job well. Start by understanding the factors that attract cockroach populations in the first place:
- Cockroaches need high moisture availability to survive.
- Roaches require a great deal of open food or garbage items to feed themselves and their many spawn
- Cockroaches love areas with darkness, thick clutter, or warm nooks and crannies.
Reduce the attractant factors on your property by:
- Using a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture held inside the home.
- Completing a deep clean of the home, including the undersides of heavy appliances, the insides of drawers, and the bottoms of cupboards.
- Seal up any potential entry points around the property, including cracks in foundations, gaps in screens, and crevices between brick moldings.
In addition to the previous tips, Houston homeowners can be further prepared for cockroach activity by preparing themselves for the coming spring months:
- Do what you can to keep the lawn well-manicured, clean, and pruned.
- Make sure that all standing water sources in the lawn have been drained and cleared.
- Eliminate all excess garbage and food items that could be sitting in the yard. This includes maintaining compost piles and large trash cans.
If you are still concerned about the possibility of a cockroach infestation on your property, contact the team at Modern Pest Control. Our thorough home inspections will give you everything you need to start the pest season out right.
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Cockroaches are an inevitable type of pest that will likely come calling to your Houston home at some point or another. Prepare yourself to tackle them head-on by contacting the professionals at Modern Pest Control today! We have years of experience handling these pesky critters! Call us today at Modern Pest Control!