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A Step-By-Step Guide To Effective Cockroach Control For Your Frisco Home

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How can you stop cockroaches from getting into your Frisco home? Start by following this comprehensive guide.

Cockroaches can be a difficult pest to get rid of, but with the right combination of cleaning, moisture control, and home repairs, you can stop these pests from getting comfortable inside your home.

What’s Up With Cockroaches In Frisco?

Cockroaches live across the United States. There are thousands of species of cockroaches. In general, they love moisture and warm weather. They’re nocturnal omnivores who get into houses looking for food and shelter.

In Frisco, four main roach species often invade homes. These are American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Asian cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches. Each ranges in color from brown to red to black, and they can be anywhere from half an inch to two inches long.

Cockroaches have wings, but most species don’t fly. Some, like the American cockroach, can glide for a few minutes at a time.

While cockroaches can be frightening and gross, the main reason to keep them out of your house is that they’re dangerous. They often feed on rotting materials and fecal matter. While feeding, they pick up dangerous pathogens and bacteria. Once they get into your house, they will spread these pathogens and can make you and your family sick.

Cockroaches are also known to cause allergy symptoms in some people and to exacerbate asthma problems.

Prevention Is The Best Offense

The best way to protect yourself from cockroaches is to prevent them in the first place. If you keep them from ever coming into your house, you won’t have to deal with trying to eliminate them. Here are some steps you can take to make your home less appealing to cockroaches:

  • Check your home for entry points such as cracks or holes along the exterior.
  • Use caulking or steel wool to fill any gaps you find.
  • Install vent covers and door sweeps.
  • Make sure screens are intact on all doors and windows.
  • Replace screens that have tears or holes.
  • Use a dehumidifier in damp rooms such as the bathroom or basement.
  • Fix leaks immediately and repair water damage.
  • Organize storage areas and store things in plastic containers.
  • Store pet food at night.
  • Wash all dishes before going to bed at night.
  • Clean under appliances.
  • Clean all areas of the kitchen, including the backs of cupboards and drawers.
  • Store food in hard plastic or glass containers.
  • Keep trash in containers with airtight lids.

The Final Line Of Defense Against Cockroaches

If cockroaches get into your house despite these efforts, it’s time to get help from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Cockroaches can multiply quickly and are excellent hiders, meaning that if you see one cockroach in your kitchen, there are probably many, many more that you can’t see.

Don’t share your home with these pests. Instead, let us help. We’ll come to your house to carry out a thorough inspection to determine the scope of the infestation and help you implement necessary changes to your environment to prevent cockroaches.

If there are factors attracting cockroaches to your home, we’ll help you remove them. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite to find out how we can help you keep your home safe from cockroaches.

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