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Of all the pests in the world, many would agree that the cockroach is the nastiest of all. Here in Texas, there are around 30 species of cockroaches, but in Houston, you're more likely to run into the German cockroach, making itself comfortable in your home.

 

You may see one scurry across your countertop when you go to grab a midnight snack. And while one cockroach isn't a problem, in your mind, you can almost count on there being more tucked away in the tiniest crevices of your house. And one cockroach is enough reason to contact Houston pest control professionals before that one becomes an entire infestation.

 

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What Do German Cockroaches Look Like?

 

German cockroaches are a smaller species, around 5/8 of an inch in length. But these types of cockroaches are best identified by their tan bodies and two parallel black stripes on their head. Additionally, they have six legs, wings, and antennae. 

How Dangerous Is It To Have German Cockroaches In My House?

 

If you're like many people, you may think that the dangers an insect can present to you consist mainly of bites or stings, but that couldn't be further from the truth. German cockroaches aren't known as biting insects, but they do spread a host of diseases and bacteria. For example, these filthy insects can carry E. coli and salmonella on their bodies. With a quick crawl across your kitchen countertop, your entire family is at risk of food poisoning and dysentery.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of German Cockroaches?

 

The best German cockroach killer would indeed be All-Safe Pest & Termite. A German cockroach infestation is one of the harder breeds to get rid of, as they're a smaller species and can find more hidden and hard-to-reach hiding places, making them one of the most invasive pests. 

 

But we've been in the bug business a very long time, so we know all their hiding places and have all the tools and equipment to make them leave your home and not come back. Just as they're invasive, we have eco-friendly solutions that are just as invasive and will reach all of their hiding places. That means we'll eradicate not only the adults but also cockroach eggs in your home, which will end new infestations.

How Can I Prevent Cockroaches From Returning To My House?

 

German cockroach prevention all starts with cleanliness and sanitation habits in your home. If you forget to wash dishes after dinner one night or your toddler dropped a few crumbs from their cookie, that doesn't mean that you keep a dirty house by no means. These cockroaches can pick up on food the moment it's within their reach. Because of that, you'll want to do your best to implement these prevention habits:

  • Keep your floors and counters free from crumbs.
  • Fix leaking pipes, as these cockroaches love moist environments.
  • Wipe your kitchen countertops down and sanitize them.
  • Limit meals and snacks to the kitchen and dining room to reduce the spread of crumbs.

By implementing these prevention tactics, you'll be making your home a place they have no reason to go to and stay. Depriving them of the things they love, like food and moist breeding grounds, will make them go away and stay away.

 

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