Cockroach Control Made Easy For Cypress Homeowners
No one wants to find pests in their Cypress home. It doesn't matter if those pests are ants, spiders, rodents, termites, or beetles; pests simply don't belong in our houses. However, even though no pest is welcome inside, not all pests cause the same issues when they get inside. A silverfish infestation may cause minor property damage, but it will not destroy your home. Earwigs are frightening to look at, but the problems they supposedly cause are more the stuff of myths than reality.
While some pests are mostly just a nuisance, others are a serious problem for homes and the people inside them. Termites cause substantial damage to your house, rodents damage your house and spread illnesses, and cockroaches are a major threat to your family's health and wellness. Although no pest is welcome in your Cypress home, these more dangerous pests must be dealt with as quickly as possible to minimize the trouble they cause and protect your Cypress home and family.
If you have cockroaches in your home, you need pest control in Cypress that will eliminate the problem. Cockroaches are a common pest in our city and one of the most dangerous pests to end up with in your house. They can get inside for a variety of reasons, but most often, it's because your home offers them the food and shelter they need to survive.
Avoiding a cockroach infestation starts by making sure you don't leave food out and keeping your house as clean and dry as possible. Most cockroaches like warm, moist areas and will eat almost anything, so keeping your home free of open food sources and lowering the humidity inside can go a long way in keeping cockroaches out.
If you can't avoid a cockroach infestation because you've already discovered cockroaches in your house, it's time to contact Modern Pest Control. We have served Cypress for over 70 years and know the most effective ways to eliminate a cockroach problem.
Learn more below about the most common cockroaches in the Cypress area, what dangers they bring with them when they get into your house, and what you should do if you find them inside your Cypress home. For more information about cockroaches or if you are ready to request our services, contact Modern Pest Control today.
Types Of Cockroaches That Commonly Invade Cypress Homes
With over 4500 species of cockroaches in the world, it's no wonder they're a problem on every continent except Antarctica. However, just because that many roach species exist doesn't mean you need to worry about that many kinds of cockroaches getting into your Cypress home. Far fewer cockroach species are active in the United States, and even fewer are a problem in home settings.
Here in Cypress, there are just a few types of cockroaches that frequently make their way into homes. German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches are all active in Texas and may find their way indoors. If you find yourself dealing with a cockroach problem, there is a good chance it's one of these three species. Learn more about each of them below.
German cockroaches are small insects that grow to about a half an inch in size. They are oval-shaped with a tannish body and two dark, parallel stripes just behind their heads. German cockroaches have a pair of long antennae and a set of wings, but they rarely use them to fly, preferring instead to run.
German cockroaches are nocturnal and enjoy spending their time in warm, humid environments. You'll most likely find them in the kitchen or bathrooms when they get into your house. They will eat almost anything as long as it has some nutritional value, including all foods, toothpaste, paper, and even glue.
The largest of the common roach species, the American cockroach can grow anywhere from an inch to over two inches long. American cockroaches are reddish-brown with a yellowish figure-eight shape on the back of their heads. They have oval-shaped bodies and a pair of long antennae. American cockroaches can use their wings to fly short distances, but they run more often than they fly.
Like German cockroaches, American cockroaches are nocturnal. They like warm, dark, moist areas and are the species of cockroach most frequently found in sewers. They'll usually move inside because of a significant change in weather or while searching for food. Once inside, you'll usually find them in the kitchen, bathrooms, basement, or laundry room. American cockroaches will eat almost anything, but they prefer rotting foods.
Brown-banded cockroaches are small, and like German cockroaches, they grow to about half an inch in length. These cockroaches are dark brown with light brown bands on their oval-shaped bodies. Brown-banded cockroaches have long antennae. The females have underdeveloped wings, but the males have full-sized wings and are able to fly.
Unlike German and American cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches prefer drier locations but still enjoy warmth. When they get into homes, they are usually in higher places than other cockroaches, such as in upper cabinets or near the ceiling. Brown-banded cockroaches will eat anything, including other cockroach species. They like foods with a high starch content.
The Health Hazards That Roaches Can Create In A Home
No one wants cockroaches to get into their Cypress home, but not many people know the true dangers of ending up with a cockroach infestation. It's true that they're not beautiful pests to look at, but their appearance is the least of your worries when cockroaches infest your house.
Is it really that big of a deal to get cockroaches in your house? Are they dangerous? Do cockroaches spread disease? Will a cockroach infestation in your Cypress home create a health hazard? The answer to all of these questions is yes. Getting cockroaches in your house is a big deal because they are dangerous, spread diseases, and create a health hazard for your family.
Because cockroaches spend so much time in unsanitary spaces, such as sewers, garbage cans, and sink drains, they pick up all kinds of pathogens and bacteria on their bodies and legs. These pathogens and bacteria can then be transferred to any surfaces that cockroaches touch.
If you know you have a roach infestation but don't usually see roaches in your house, it's not safe to assume that it means they aren't walking across your counters, sinks, or other areas. Because they're nocturnal, most of their movement happens at night after you are asleep. If you have a cockroach infestation, you have to assume contamination of your house with bacteria and other pathogens.
The pathogens that cockroaches spread can cause you and your family members to contract a wide variety of illnesses. These illnesses include E.coli, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, and many more. Although many people can fully recover from these illnesses, in some cases, they can cause severe symptoms with long-lasting or even deadly effects.
The health hazards don't end with the illnesses that cockroaches can cause. Their urine, saliva, and fecal matter are known triggers for people who suffer from allergies and asthma. Any sized infestation can be a problem for people with asthma or allergies, but the larger an infestation grows, the greater the chances that those family members have health issues related to the infestation.
The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Cockroach Control
If you see signs of cockroaches in your home, you can't stand by and hope you're wrong. If the signs you notice turn out to truly be from cockroaches, these pests will not leave your house on their own. Finding black specks or streaks, shed skins, live roaches, or smelling a musty odor are all signs of a cockroach infestation that require you to take further action.
When you confirm a cockroach infestation in your Cypress home, you have to decide what you're going to do to get rid of it. When confronted with a pest infestation of any kind, many people choose to try to take care of it themselves. They think that trying out natural remedies they find online or buying a can of roach spray will take care of the problem once and for all. Unfortunately, do-it-yourself cockroach control methods are rarely effective, can sometimes make the problem worse, and can be dangerous.
Why is DIY roach control rarely effective? In the case of natural remedies, the products used usually repel cockroaches rather than kill them. Although repellents may temporarily make your roach problem seem smaller, they are not really eliminating the problem. The cockroaches may simply move deeper into your house to avoid the repellents. Additionally, their eggs won't be affected, so in a matter of weeks, you'll see a resurgence in the infestation, potentially worse than it was before.
Other forms of DIY cockroach control do work to eliminate the cockroaches in your house, but if not used correctly, they can do more harm than good. Most use harsh chemicals that can be dangerous for your family if not applied correctly. If you don't use them in the right places and in appropriate amounts, you won't eliminate the infestation but might instead be lulled into a false sense of security before the roaches make themselves known again.
Cockroaches are not easy to eliminate. They are very resilient and even resistant to some pesticides. Tales of how tough cockroaches are is the stuff of legends, but many of the stories are true. For instance, cockroaches can live without a head for up to seven days and survive under water for over half an hour. Although they wouldn't survive the direct hit of a nuclear bomb, they can survive high amounts of radiation. By all accounts, cockroaches are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate.
The news isn't much better when eradicating a cockroach infestation in your Cypress house. Because they tend to spend their time in locations that are difficult to access, it can be hard to treat those areas in order to eliminate them. Although it's tempting to treat a cockroach infestation on your own to save money or time, it's likely you won't get the results you want.
The Trick To Total Cockroach Control For Cypress Homes
If you want to know how to keep cockroaches out of your house and fully eliminate a cockroach infestation, you need professional pest control from trained experts in the field. Modern Pest Control has been serving Cypress homes since 1952. We couple our decades of experience with the latest, most up-to-date pest control methods and products in order to provide our customers with high-quality, efficient, and effective services and results.
Cockroach pest control in Cypress performed by Modern Pest Control is guaranteed to take care of the problem in its entirety. We understand cockroach biology and behaviors. We know where they hide and what to look for when treating them. Our treatments will meet your Cypress home's specific cockroach control needs. We use safe and effective methods to eliminate every cockroach and every egg so your infestation is completely eradicated and doesn't return a few weeks later. If you do find cockroaches still alive in your house after our treatment, simply contact us. We'll return to your home to re-treat it at no additional cost to you. You shouldn't have to worry about whether or not the company you hire can do the job right. With Modern Pest Control, you can be certain we'll do what we say we'll do.
If you think cockroaches are in your Cypress home, contact Modern Pest Control right away. You don't have to live with cockroaches and the many health hazards they carry with them. Let Modern Pest Control take care of your cockroach problem quickly and effectively. Contact us today!