San Antonio Cockroach Control
Roaches are just gross, for lack of a better word, and an infestation of them is one of the more unpleasant challenges a home or business owner can face. In addition to being unsightly and contaminating food supplies, they can transmit various bacterial infections to humans.
Because they reproduce quickly and are experts at hiding away in nooks and crannies, tracking them down and eliminating them can be a real challenge. They also come in different varieties that require different tactics. The good news is, BUGCO has years of experience in locating, identifying, and exterminating cockroaches in San Antonio homes and businesses.
Telling CockRoaches Apart
Although roaches come in many varieties, they share certain common characteristics. They have long antennae and move quickly with their flat, oblong bodies that stay low to the ground. Their size and preferred habit can vary widely, but they generally favor places that offer moisture and dark, hidden spaces. San Antonio typically sees four varieties of this bug.
First, Oriental roaches have a dark brown body, between one and two inches in length. They are often found in or near mulch beds in landscaping. American roaches prefer heavy foliage and can fly, though they are of similar size to the Oriental ones. Asian roaches can also fly, but they are much smaller, measuring one or two centimeters. Finally, German roaches are the odd man out and the most problematic – we discuss these a bit more below.
Asian, Oriental, And American Roach Control
Oriental, Asian and American roaches are relatively easy to deal with, and treatment for them can be incorporated into our quarterly general service. German roaches require a different process, however, so the first step in roach control is an inspection to determine exactly what species you’re dealing with.
Exterior pest control methods are usually effective against Oriental, Asian and American roaches, as all three of these species prefer outdoor habitats and only find their way indoors from there. Our Perimeter of Protection will usually do the trick, although good landscaping practices can also help keep them out of mulch beds and foliage.
German Roach Treatment
Probably the most infamous roach species, German roaches are small, flightless, and reproduce rapidly. They love moisture and dark, tight spaces, giving them a special affinity for kitchens where they can hide in the crannies around sinks and refrigerators and find plentiful food. Getting them out is more involved, similar to treatment for bedbugs or fleas.
Roach Control Solutions in San Antonio
It doesn’t matter if you have Oriental roaches in your flower garden or German roaches overtaking your kitchen; either way, you can trust BUGCO to identify the scope of the problem and take care of it effectively. For years we’ve been the trusted name in roach control in San Antonio homes and businesses!
As with any pest problem, things can escalate quickly – so if you even suspect the possibility of a roach problem on your property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Call (210) 340-2847 for a free estimate today!