Pest Spotlight: Cockroaches In Spring
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Pest Spotlight: Cockroaches In Spring

Cockroaches are invasive insects that will take over your home if you don't act fast. These nasty bugs are not just a nuisance; they can also be hazardous to your health. If you have signs of cockroaches in your Spring home, you will need the help of a Spring pest control specialist. At Modern Pest Control, we are a family-owned and operated company with over sixty-five years of experience dealing with cockroaches common to the area. 

Spotting One Cockroach Almost Certainly Means More

Cockroaches are social insects that typically live in large groups. They also have high reproduction rates. A female cockroach will lay an egg sac, called an ootheca, that can hold up to 30 nymphs at one time. Usually, a female cockroach will lay one ootheca each month. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for one ootheca to hatch. If you have one or two cockroaches in your house today, you could have between 30 and 60 cockroaches in less than two months.

Why It's Dangerous To Have Cockroaches In Your Home

Cockroaches are disgusting insects. They spend their days crawling over garbage and other unsanitary surfaces. Throughout their lives, cockroaches will pick up various bacteria and viruses and can quickly spread them. Sharing your living space with them is not a great idea. Some of the illnesses that you can catch from a cockroach infestation could include:

  • Salmonellosis

  • Cholera

  • Listeriosis

  • Campylobacteriosis

  • Leprosy

  • Dysentery

You don't have to come into direct contact with cockroaches to become infected by the diseases cockroaches carry. Most of the time, people catch these illnesses by unknowingly coming in contact with the cockroach's urine and droppings.

Factors That Attract Cockroaches To Homes

Cockroaches love warm and humid environments. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees or so, cockroaches will try to find a warm place to live. If they sense heat coming from your home, they will want to come inside. In order to keep the heat from escaping your house and from cockroaches sneaking in, seal up any cracks or gaps that you may have around your home. 

Cockroaches are not picky when it comes to eating. They will eat almost any type of food, including rotting fruits, vegetables, and meats. If you don't keep a tight lid on your outdoor trash cans, it can attract these tiny scavengers to your house. 

Cockroaches are also attracted to moisture. Check all of your faucets and pipes to ensure that you don't have any leaks around your home. You should also keep your bathroom, basement, and other humid areas well-ventilated.

The Trick To Completely Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your House

It can be challenging to get rid of cockroaches in your home. These small insects are able to fit into some of the most hard-to-reach places, which include between the walls, in your attic, and underneath your appliances. There can be several thousand cockroaches in your house if you have a severe cockroach infestation. With numbers this large, you will need a professional to help eliminate every cockroach from your Houston home. 

If you see cockroaches in your Spring home, you should give us a call today. At Modern Pest Control, we have over sixty-five years of experience dealing with various types of cockroach infestations. Call today for a free inspection.

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