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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are one of the most easily recognized pests that invade human structures, and infestations of these insects are generally bad news. There are many types of cockroaches that you might encounter in College Station and Bryan, TX, but the American cockroach is one of the most problematic types. German and oriental cockroaches may also be a concern for homes and businesses in the area.

American cockroaches may be identified by their larger size, reddish-brown color, and yellow band on their backs. German cockroaches are smaller and tan or light brown in color, while Oriental roaches tend to be shiny black or a dark reddish-brown.

Swoboda Pest & Termite Control can help you with the proper identification of these pests.

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Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are one of the most unhygienic pests you can encounter around your property, and the diseases cockroaches carry have the potential to cause serious health problems. As roaches scavenge across surfaces on your property and in food storage areas, they will leave behind bacteria and pathogens that result in illnesses such as cholera, dysentery, and gastroenteritis, among many others.

Additionally, cockroaches trigger allergy and asthma issues with the saliva, droppings, egg cases, and shed skins they leave behind around your property. Professional roach pest control is the most effective way to avoid these dangers and protect those on your property.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are attracted to properties that provide them with easy access to food, moisture, and shelter. If you have plenty of left-out food on your property, moisture issues and leaks, or overgrown and cluttered areas, you may find that you quickly develop a cockroach problem.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches are typically found outdoors around overgrown foliage and landscape plantings, near sewers and storm drains, and in the crawl spaces of buildings. Once they invade your property, you will likely find cockroaches in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and food storage spaces as they look for food and moisture.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

DIY cockroach control products may seem like a good idea, but roaches will easily find ways to infest your property over and over again without professional home pest control or commercial pest control services. At Swoboda Pest & Termite Control, our year-round guaranteed residential pest control plans cover cockroaches, and we will hurry to your property at the first signs of a cockroach infestation to help you effectively eradicate this pest.

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How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Cockroach prevention relies on making outdoor and indoor areas inhospitable to these insects so they are no longer tempted to invade your College Station or Bryan, TX, property. Follow these tips to deter roach invaders:

  • Declutter outdoor areas and cut back overgrown foliage, including long grasses, in order to reduce cockroach hiding spaces.
  • Seal cracks and gaps around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to stop roaches from slipping inside in pursuit of food or moisture.
  • Use window and door screens in addition to weather stripping to keep roaches out.
  • Make sure trash cans have tight-fitting lids and seal trash bags tightly to stop the odor from attracting hungry roaches.
  • Clean up food and drink spills promptly and always store leftover food properly to stop food aromas from attracting scavenging cockroaches.
  • Address moisture issues around the exterior and interior of your property, and make sure drainage is possible in outdoor areas to stop excess pools of water.

Contact Swoboda Pest & Termite Control today for more expert prevention information or assistance in defeating cockroach infestations.

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