Nothing is worse than finding a cockroach in your North Texas home, at least as far as pests are concerned. They’re disgusting, breed like crazy and carry with them a whole host of germs and allergens that can make you sick. And the really bad part is that they make you feel like a terrible housekeeper. So naturally, when you spot a roach, your first instinct is to pick up the phone and call for pest control in Frisco TX.
Though pest control companies can eliminate your cockroach problem pretty effectively, you should know that the best approach is to keep them from finding your home as comfortable as you do. Before you can do that, there are some things you should know about roaches:
There really is no way to keep cockroaches out. Cockroaches can squeeze into your home through the smallest crack or crevice. They enter through vents, sewers, drainpipes and we even bring them in on our clothes, in grocery bags and in boxes.
Your home is an ideal environment. Your expert in pest control in Frisco TX will tell you that your home is a great environment – not only for roaches but for many other types of pests. It’s warm in the winter, cool in the summer, dry with just enough moisture for survival and with plenty of secluded nesting areas. All of these factors allow them to remain active all year round.
Cockroaches reproduce quickly. Their numbers can double and triple in a matter of weeks. For that reason, if you see one cockroach in your home, you can be sure there are many more hiding behind the walls. In fact, cockroaches reproduce so rapidly that their nesting areas can become overcrowded, forcing many of them out. So if you see roaches out and about in your home during the day or when the lights are on, then you likely have a very large infestation.
DIY pest control rarely works. You may chase a roach you see with a can of insecticide; but remember those hundreds of roaches you can’t see behind the walls. You won’t be able to eliminate them without professional help.
To do as much as you can, as a homeowner, to keep roaches from becoming a problem, you must keep them from finding your home a hospitable place by removing as many food sources as possible. You can do this by vacuuming and sweeping regularly, especially behind kitchen appliances. Store non-refrigerated food in airtight containers or ziplock bags and be sure not to leave pet food out in bowls overnight. Also, check your home for water leaks. Make sure that your kitchen and bathroom pipes inside aren’t leaking and that you don’t have any leaks under your home if you have a crawlspace. Last, try to seal up as many obvious access points as possible using caulk or expandable foam.
When you need help with your cockroach problem, call us at Safe Pro Pest Control in Frisco TX at (972) 435-0700. You can also visit us online at www.safepropest.com to learn more about us and our services.
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Safe Pro Pest Control
122 Rose Lane, Suite #203
Frisco, Texas 75036