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What Attracts & Brings Infestations of Cockroaches into Your West Lake Hills, TX Home?


When you are dealing with pests you want them gone! There are some really good reasons why you want pests out of your house. Some of the pests can bite or sting as well as carry disease and bacteria. Problems with pests are that they can be a health hazard and can cause damage to your home. One pest that people have a real concern about is cockroaches. They are a nasty critter you don’t want to have around your home but it might be for more reasons than just the fact they are gross.

A-Tex Pest Management Explains Why Cockroaches Are a Real Problem in Your Home & Around Your Family

Cockroaches Cause Asthma & Allergy Symptoms: One of the most important things about your home is the safe environment it offers your family. Most homes are clean and put together and keep out anything that will cause a danger to their family. That is why pest control is so important. When you have cockroaches in your home they can actually be a trigger for allergies and asthma attacks. They are a catalyst by leaving their feces and exoskeleton pieces around your home. These are then agitated and send through the air which can enter your lungs. That is how they cause health problems for people that are especially sensitive to asthma and allergies.
Cockroaches Spread Disease: Whether you see the cockroaches around your home or not they are there. They are a pest that will walk around on all surfaces in your home. They go from place to place and walk through their own feces or on decaying foods. That bacteria is then on the cockroaches' legs and body and is transferred onto the surfaces in your home. Cockroaches have been known to carry 33 different bacteria that can make your family sick. Bacteria such as e-coli and more have been found among cockroaches which is a strain of bacteria that can make you sick.
Signs of Cockroach Infestations: There are a few ways that people come across a problem with cockroaches. You first need to know that cockroaches are nocturnal and will hide during the day. As soon as the sun goes down and the house gets dark they are usually coming out to find food and water. If you walk into the kitchen at night and see them scurry off they are there! That is the first sign you have a problem with cockroaches. You also can start to see the buildup of the cockroach feces in areas that they travel most often. You will likely be able to see them along edges where they tend to run to stay out of the way. They want to stay as hidden as possible. The best possible way to determine you have cockroaches and they are infesting your home is to call a pest control service. They can come out and do an expert inspection.

Pest Inspections, Control & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas

Cockroaches can get in your home in a myriad of ways. They can be bought in via grocery bags, cardboard boxes used furniture, luggage and backpacks to name a few. Cockroaches can invade homes via plumbing, sewers, drains, doors, windows and other cracks and crevices. Roaches may have also been in the home before you moved in! A-Tex Pest Management offers professional pest control of all kinds of pests. Contact us to schedule a pest inspection and custom treatment plan today.