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For homeowners in Plano, pest control is a top concern. From dangerous illnesses to contamination of food sources, the spread of bacteria, and the overall “gross” factor, there are plenty of reasons you want pests gone. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we are always there to have your back, and take the tedious task of pest control off of your hands.


One of the worst pests in Plano is the cockroach. These bugs are disgusting and unwanted for many reasons. To rid your Plano home of these pests effectively and efficiently for good, count on our expertise. Leaving cockroaches to us at All-Safe Pest & Termite not only helps to save you money in the long run but also saves you the effort and frustrations of trying to do it alone.

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The Types Of Cockroaches That Invade Plano Homes

To add to the long list of complications the cockroach brings to the table, you may sometimes have difficulty identifying the type of cockroach that's in your home. Depending on its features and behaviors, our experts will help you identify the precise type of cockroach in your Plano home, and will eliminate them from your home promptly. Some of the species of cockroaches common to the Plano area include:

  • The American cockroach: These are the largest of the typical home-infesting cockroaches in Plano. Adults grow to between 1 1/4 and 2 1/2 inches in length. The body of the American cockroach is typically red to brown in color, often with a yellow figure-eight below the head. These roaches will also only come into the home in extreme conditions, as they would rather live outside.
  • The German cockroach: Typically darker brown in color and larger in size, the German cockroach is often found indoors. They can fly, but seldom do, preferring to run quickly from hiding place to hiding place.
  • The brown-banded cockroach: As the name implies, the brown-banded cockroach has a body that is dark brown with lighter brown bands across the back. The males have wings, but females have none. Unlike most other species that prefer a humid environment, brown-banded cockroaches want a dry, warm location.
  • The Oriental cockroach: Most often found in or around water, the Oriental cockroach is shiny and black to red in color. Much like the brown-banded cockroach, females are wingless, and males do have wings, although Oriental cockroaches do not use them to fly.

Why It's Dangerous To Have Roaches In Your House

Besides grossing you out, no matter the type of cockroach infesting your Plano home, there are a variety of problems they bring along with them. Cockroaches carry bacteria that are harmful to those in your Plano home. Diseases such as salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and even the E. coli infection have all been carried and spread by cockroaches. 

 

Because they tend to seek foods that you also eat, there is an added concern because cockroaches can easily contaminate foods, food waste, or trash, all of which are handled by you and your family, meaning you are going to be often exposed to these germs.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Cockroach To Homes

If you want to deter cockroaches from coming into your Plano home, try some of these helpful tips, including:

  • Store your trash, especially food waste, in tightly sealed trash cans.
  • Frequently remove trash and debris from the home and property.
  • Ensure all foods are stored in well-sealed containers made of metal or plastic.
  • Frequently wash your hands, especially after handling waste or trash.
  • Inspect your home for cracks and crevices offering easy access points.
  • Cover all windows and doors with screens or sweeps.

The Secret To Total Cockroach Control For Plano Homes

Ultimately, the very best way to rid your Plano home of cockroaches is to trust our professional expertise at All-Safe Pest & Termite. By making one simple phone call to our experts, we can tailor a plan to fit your needs. Our comprehensive treatment plans are tailored to your needs, and will include follow-up routine visits to keep your home pest-free for a long time to come. Call All-Safe Pest & Termite today.

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