The most common roach that we treat for in the Texas Panhandle is the oriental cockroach. This is often referred to as a water bug and is found in kitchens, bathrooms, and garages. When a light is turned on in the middle of the night they can run like an Olympian. They love cat and dog food or any other food source humans provide.
Oriental roaches are black in color and are about one inch long. They are found near water sources because they cannot live for longer than two weeks without this resource. Although they are an outdoor species, they will move indoors when their normal food source of decaying matter and garbage is scarce. They move indoors during the summer months through small gaps and unsealed windows or doors.
There are some signs you can look for to confirm that you have these pests in or around your home. You may see them around moist areas like gutters, landscaping, and sewers. You may also see egg capsules and droppings in darker areas of your home like kitchen cabinets. If you smell a musty odor, this could also be an indication of roaches.
Roaches are not clean creatures and they can carry bacteria and diseases. When they get into your food, they will contaminate it. They can also cause allergic reactions, especially in those who have asthma or are sensitive to allergies.
Infestations of this pest can vary in size and intensity, so extermination is best left to a professional pest control service. They will be able to inspect your home and come up with an effective treatment plan. This may include indoor pesticide treatments as well as yard spraying. You can help prevent an infestation by ensuring that your home is clean and moisture-free. Also, you can clean up outdoors and make sure that your home is properly sealed.
When should you get treatment?
General Pest Control
Bed Bug Treatment
Rodent & Wildlife Control