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A Useful Cockroach Prevention Guide For Dallas Homeowners

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to the cockroaches it hosts, the statement couldn’t be truer; you can find the largest cockroach in the U.S. right here! Nonetheless, cockroaches don’t belong in your home. The moment you see one, you can be confident that there are more lurking around in your Dallas home.

Don’t let pests take over your home. Contact All-Safe Pest & Termite, your local Dallas pest control professionals, for regular pest maintenance at the first sign of a cockroach.

Common Types Of Home-Invading Cockroaches In Dallas

There are 30 species of cockroaches considered pests, but luckily, for Dallas residents, there are only three particular species you need to be worried about; German, Oriental, and American cockroaches. Let’s take a closer look at each.

  • German cockroaches are the most common species to invade homes and businesses in Dallas. It’s the smaller of the various species, having a light brown or tan body with two horizontal stripes behind its head.
  • Oriental cockroaches are more commonly known as ‘water bugs’ and are one of the larger species of cockroaches. It’s one inch long when fully grown with a shiny black body.
  • American Cockroaches are the largest species in the U.S., with the ability to grow more than two inches in length. Their bodies are reddish-brown with a yellow pattern resembling Figure 8.

Ultimately, we know that a roach is a roach to you, and you could care less about what it looks like; that’s our job. If you see any types of cockroaches or creepy crawlers in your home, give All-Safe Pest & Termite a call.

The Dangerous Diseases Cockroaches Are Known To Spread

Some like to think cockroaches aren’t dangerous because they don’t have venom or bite, but cockroaches are some of the most dangerous pests out there. They can spread over 30 different kinds of bacteria, human pathogens, and parasites. And they can transmit these diseases to you just by running across your kitchen countertop and eating food prepared on it. Here are some of the health dangers you’re at risk for with cockroaches in your home.

  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Typhoid fever
  • Cholera
  • Gastroenteritis

Simple cleaning habits like keeping your countertops and floors clean and free of food crumbs will go a long way in cockroach prevention.

Six Easy And Effective Cockroach Prevention Tips for Around-the-House

Cockroaches may be a common problem in Dallas homes, but that doesn’t mean they have to be your home’s common problem. Luckily, there are home remedies for cockroaches that will help keep them away. Follow these prevention tips around your home:

  • Seal all gaps and points of entry in and around your home’s exterior.
  • Make sure to fix any leaking pipes.
  • Properly seal and store all food in airtight containers.
  • Regularly clean your house, wipe countertops, and sweep and mop floors from crumbs.
  • Clean and store pet food and water bowls.
  • Only eat food in your kitchen or dining room.

These are all great house cockroach prevention methods. Of course, if you have an infestation, these efforts will be useless until you’ve had complete cockroach pest control services performed in your home.

The Secret To Total Cockroach Control For Dallas Homes

At this point, the secret is out. The only and most effective cockroach control approach is professional pest control services. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we will not only get rid of cockroaches in your Dallas home, but we’ll do it using our eco-friendly solutions. Give us a call today for your free estimate.

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