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We're going to be straight with you; it isn't easy to get rid of roaches. Cockroaches are formidable adversaries. If you've found cockroaches in your home, it pays to invest in professional cockroach pest control to address the problem. You can throw good money after bad dealing with roaches, and you can prolong your misery.


Let's take a look at how to detect a roach infestation in your Fort Worth home, how concerned you should be about roaches, why it is so difficult to control roaches, and how the technicians here at All-Safe Pest & Termite deal with common roaches in our area. If you need immediate assistance with pest control in Fort Worth, you can jump over to our contact page and reach out to one of our agents. With that said, let's jump into today's topic.

Does Seeing One Cockroach Mean I Have An Infestation?

If you find a cockroach in your house, and you didn't go into a secluded space with a flashlight or move an appliance, this is not a good sign. When you see one cockroach out in the open, it is likely that there are hundreds (or even thousands) that you don't see. Not only are cockroaches nocturnal, but they also prefer to stay hidden. But, if you find a cockroach in your house, you might want to thank it. In most cases, residents don't learn about a cockroach infestation until they've dealt with sickness and had these insects damage their property.


We don't recommend waiting to see a roach if you haven't seen one already. It is better to proactively check your home for cockroaches. Here are a few tips to help you detect signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Roaches leave droppings as they explore. Look for these in hidden places and tight spaces.

  • Roaches chew on things. Inspect food packages, clothing, cardboard storage boxes, books, wallpaper, and other paper items for damage. 

  • Roaches have an odor. When you inspect your home, don't forget to use your nose. Roaches have an oily musky odor.

  • Roaches sometimes leave footprints. Inspect food shelves and attic spaces for footprints in powder or dust.

Can Roaches In My House Really Make Me Sick?

Some residents live with cockroaches, rather than try to get rid of them or contact a professional for cockroach pest control service. It is not a good idea to live with roaches. The World Health Organization describes these insects best. They refer to them as unhygienic scavengers in human settlements. We're not going to get into all of the details, but the bottom line is yes, cockroaches can make you sick. You really shouldn't let a cockroach infestation go untreated. Look into the health implications by visiting CDC web pages. We think you'll agree.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Cockroaches & Keep Them Away?

When you detect signs of a cockroach infestation, you may be tempted to buy a bunch of cockroach control products and go after those roaches yourself, but there are a few things you should know first.

  • We have several cockroach species in Fort Worth. It is possible to apply a treatment that works for one species but not for another.

  • Cockroaches can be born with chemical resistance to insecticides. When roach nymphs are exposed to toxic chemicals, they can shed their skins and create new skins that provide them with more protection. This is a genetic alteration that is passed down to its offspring. Through the years, we've thrown a lot of stuff at those roaches, and the ones that have survived have grown stronger. All treatment programs that use chemicals should have an inspection and evaluation component to ensure the success of the products being used.

  • When cockroaches learn that a food source is dangerous to eat, they may genetically alter their taste receptors to refuse the food in the future. This is called bait aversion. One of the most effective cockroach control products used by professionals is roach bait. Unfortunately, bait can't be trusted on its own. There must be inspections and evaluations to make sure the roaches are taking the bait.

The cockroaches in your home need to be properly identified and treatments must be properly observed in order to achieve complete elimination. This process is best performed by a trained individual.

Should I Call All-Safe Pest & Termite About Roaches In My House?

There are many pest control providers in Fort Worth. Why should you call All-Safe Pest & Termite to deal with the cockroaches in your home? Because our technicians know Fort Worth roach species. They know that German cockroaches are the worst and that they require diligent baiting and monitoring in order to control them. They know that the other roach pests in our area can be controlled with dusts injected in key areas, such as moisture points. We select appropriate treatments to address each of the roach pests we deal with. If you need assistance with a cockroach infestation in Fort Worth, you can trust our residential pest control team to give you the best service possible.

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