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How To Keep Your Dallas Residence Cockroach-Free

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Cockroaches have a bad reputation, and it is one that they fully deserve. When these dirty pests invade your home, they endanger your family's health and well-being and are one of the most challenging pests to get rid of. Whether you are currently dealing with an infiltration of these insects or looking for ways to prevent one, this article is for you.

We'll start by describing sure signs of roaches to watch for that can help you detect a problem in its earliest stages. We'll also review the health risks of cockroaches and provide practical prevention tips you can start using right away. Continue reading to learn more about these troublesome pests and how to achieve successful pest control in Dallas with All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Sure Signs Of Roaches In Your Home

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects that try to stay out of sight. The stories about them scurrying under appliances when you turn on the light are true, so it helps to be aware of other indications of their presence in your home. Here are some sure signs of a cockroach infestation to keep an eye out for:

  • Droppings that look like black specks or are cylindrical with blunt ends, depending on the species
  • Empty molted skins that roaches shed as they mature
  • Egg capsules that are tan to dark brown or yellowish, often under furniture or glued to surfaces
  • A distinct musty odor in the house caused by cockroach pheromones

If you notice any of the above signs or see an actual roach, it is time to call in the pros. Cockroaches are social insects, so if you see one, there are likely many more hiding throughout the house. Contact us today at All-Safe Pest & Termite for assistance getting rid of these pests and preventing them from returning.

The Dangerous Diseases Cockroaches Are Known To Spread

Before roaches enter your home, they live and feed among garbage, sewage, and decay. Cockroach legs are spiny and pick up all kinds of bacteria while traveling through this waste. These pests can spread several dangerous diseases, including gastroenteritis, E. coli infection, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, and cholera. 

Besides contaminating your food and surfaces with these pathogens, cockroaches can cause allergy problems and asthma attacks. If you suspect these insects are in your home, the sooner you get them out, the safer everyone will be. Contact us today at All-Safe Pest & Termite to learn more about our cockroach control services or to get your free estimate.

Five No-Nonsense Cockroach Prevention Tips

After we eliminate these insects from your home, it is time to take steps to ensure they won't be returning. Here are five preventative roach control tips to start with:

  1. Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior of the house with silicone caulk.
  2. Avoid leaving any food out, including pet food.
  3. Address any moisture problems on your property.
  4. Keep eating areas clean and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
  5. Store trash in clean receptacles with tight lids.

The experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite are here to help you get rid of cockroaches in your Dallas residence and prevent them from getting inside again. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

The Pros To Call For Total Cockroach Elimination

The best way to eliminate these pests is to work with a local company that offers cockroach pest control. Since 1984, All-Safe Pest & Termite has been helping our neighbors protect their homes and families from problematic pests. Contact us today to learn more about our cockroach control services or to request a free estimate.

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