Roach Control

BUGCO® Cockroach Services

Roach control is crucial for preventing infestations of four common types of roaches in Texas: American, Oriental, German, and Asian. Identifying the specific type of roach is important for effective control. Our professional roach control program can handle most types with regular quarterly pest control service.

Preventing Future Infestations

To avoid future roach infestations, preventive measures are essential. This includes sealing entry points, properly containing food and trash, and regularly cleaning and maintaining your property. By taking these steps, you can help ensure long-term success in your roach control efforts. Don’t let roaches take over your home or business – call us at 281-240-2157 to get started on a comprehensive roach control plan. Our team of professionals is ready to help you get rid of these pests and keep them away for good. Don’t wait – take action today to protect your home or business from roaches.

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    Oriental Roach Control

    So let’s start with the Oriental roach. Oriental roaches are a dark brown, almost black color of roach with long antenna. They’re about one or two inches in length. They love moist areas, and they’re most commonly introduced to the home with fresh mulch or in mulch beds.

    Regular exterior pest control will get them under control. To note, Oriental roaches usually stay in and around the proximity of the mulch bed.

    American Roach Control

    Next would be the American cockroach. These are the most common roaches here in Houston. They’re also solid brown in color, about one or two inches in length. American roaches are excellent fliers and tend to be found in and around homes that have heavy foliage. So good landscaping and regular exterior pest control will greatly limit the possibility of an infestation in your home. To note, American roaches fly over a hundred feet from their nesting site.

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    Cockroach in Home

    Asian Roach Control

    Misidentified but No Less Pestilent

    The Asian cockroach, while smaller than its American and Oriental counterparts, can often be mistaken for the German roach due to its brown Mohawk stripe and flying abilities. Found in areas with heavy foliage, effective exterior pest control, and yard treatments can help control their population and limit interior sightings. However, it’s important to note that Asian cockroaches have been known to swarm in the hundreds and travel great distances from their nesting site, driven by the wind.

    Preventing Infestations

    All three species of roaches – Asian, Oriental, and American – are attracted to the temperature difference between the inside of homes and the outside environment, as well as sources of water. To prevent infestations, it’s crucial to seal any gaps around doors and windows where these pests may enter. Regular inspections and maintenance can also help deter these pests from taking up residence in your home.

    German Roach Control

    German cockroaches are among the most difficult pests to control. They are small, measuring only 1-2 centimeters in length, and have a distinctive brown stripe on their head. These roaches are unable to fly and are often brought into buildings through packages or on people’s clothing.

    Nesting Habits

    German cockroaches tend to nest in cracks and crevices near water sources, such as in kitchens near fridges, sinks, and dishwashers. They are often found in restaurants due to their attraction to food and water. Maintaining a clean environment can help prevent infestations, but it is not enough to completely eliminate these pests.

    Reproduction and Health Risks

    One of the biggest challenges with German cockroaches is their rapid reproduction rate. A single female can produce up to 10,000 descendants in just one year. In addition to being a nuisance, these roaches can cause respiratory problems in children and spread diseases. It’s important to note that they typically stay within 10-20 feet of their nesting site, making it essential to address infestations quickly and thoroughly. To effectively control German cockroaches, a combination of regular pest control services and lifestyle changes may be necessary.

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    Let BUGCO® Pest Control’s Roach Control Experts Work for You

    We’ll start by identifying the types of cockroaches you’re dealing with, and then we’ll work with you to develop an effective control plan that works with your budget. Call us at 281-240-2157 today!
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