How To Prevent Cockroaches In Sugar Land
Ants, mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and ticks are all pests that Sugar Land area residents tend to associate with the summer season. One pest that is often overlooked as a summer pest, but thrives in the warm summer weather, is the cockroach. That’s right, disease spreading cockroaches become even more problematic for homeowners during Texas’s extremely warm summer months.
Cockroaches love the warm weather that East Texas summers provide and become very active during this time. Also, the summer season provides cockroaches with ample access to many different food sources. The warm weather and increase in access to food work together to, unfortunately, allow the cockroach’s populations to explode. While this may be good news for the cockroaches, it is bad news for the residents of Sugar Land.
To help you combat cockroaches and keep them out of your home and away from your family this summer, Modern Pest Control’s cockroach control experts want to provide you with some helpful information about these less than appealing creatures. Let’s work together to keep cockroaches from invading your Texas home and ruining your summer fun!
Six Easy-To-Spot Signs Your East Texas Home Has A Cockroach Problem
In East Texas, residents can enjoy a wide variety of fun activities, but one pastime only some locals want to participate in is battling pest infestations, especially cockroaches. These creatures have an uncanny knack for finding the most unclean and filthy conditions to traverse through before winding up at your place. Along the way, germs and bacteria attach to their bodies, especially their legs, which get deposited on any item they crawl across. Also, roaches reproduce incredibly fast, so aim to catch on to the clues they leave behind early to thwart a massive problem.
Check out the six most noticeable signs of a cockroach infestation to be on the lookout for inside your East Texas home:
- An oily, musty odor.
- Hissing or chirping sounds coming from hidden areas.
- Shed skins are left behind as the insects mature.
- Droppings near hiding places that resemble teeny, black pepper flecks.
- Dark greasy smears or streaks along baseboards, walls, or other light-colored surfaces.
- Red or brown oblong egg cases are usually left around furniture or near kitchen cabinets.
Do any of these signs seem familiar? If so, reach out to Modern Pest Control immediately. We’re well-equipped to eliminate all types of cockroaches quickly.
Reasons Why Cockroaches Are Dangerous
When it comes to cockroaches, almost everyone is aware that they are dangerous pests to have living in homes and around people, but do you know the reasons they are considered to be so dangerous? Listed below are some of the main reasons why cockroaches have rightfully received such a bad reputation:
Cockroaches have the potential to spread a wide variety of diseases and infections including dysentery, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, and E. coli.
Cockroach droppings, saliva, and shed skins can all trigger allergies and asthma attacks, especially in children.
Cockroaches are prolific breeders, which allows them to quickly expand their populations and invade multiple areas of your home, including kitchens and pantries, where they will quickly contaminate food sources, food preparation areas, dishes, utensils, and more.
In the case of a very large infestation or when they start running low on food sources, cockroaches, while it is rare, do have the potential to bite people and pets.
There are several things that you can do in and around your property to make it less attractive to cockroaches and prevent them from becoming a problem in your Sugarland home this summer.
Reduce Food Sources
Cockroaches like to live close to their food source and, therefore, are often found living in kitchens and bathrooms. Limit their access to food sources by cleaning up spills and crumbs quickly, storing food in airtight containers or the refrigerator, washing dirty dishes daily, rinsing out food particles from sinks, sweeping out and clean behind large appliances regularly, and picking up uneaten pet food between feedings.
Reduce Moisture Levels
Cockroaches are attracted to moist, humid conditions; to help reduce increased moisture levels caused by the hot, humid summers in East Texas, use air conditioners or dehumidifiers inside of your home.
Remove Access Inside Your Home
Limit the cockroach’s access into your home by placing weather stripping around windows and doors, repairing cracks and crevices found in the foundation and exterior walls, installing door sweeps, and making sure that window and doors screens are completely intact.
Effective Cockroach Control In Texas
In addition to implementing prevention measures in and around your home, the Sugar Land pest control experts at Modern Pest Control offer the year-round residential pest control needed to eliminate dangerous cockroaches from your home and prevent their return during the summer season, and throughout the rest of the year. Contact us today to learn how we can work together to keep cockroaches away from your Sugar Land, TX home and family!