American cockroaches are a common pest found all over America, including the State of Texas. American cockroaches are an aggressive invasive pest that can reproduce quickly. American cockroaches also are known to carry diseases, viruses, and pathogens that can spread onto every surface they touch. Controlling American cockroaches is essential to every home. A-Tex Pest Management will share how to control American cockroaches and keep them out of your home.
What Season Do American Cockroaches Come Out the Most?
American cockroaches can remain active all year long. However, they thrive in warm and humid climates and can be found crawling around homes in the spring through the summer seasons. American cockroaches will also invade homes during winter and with a suitable living environment, they can infest a home in a short period of time. American cockroaches require shelter, food and water to thrive. Therefore, they are drawn to humid areas. When they do invade a home it is essential to deprive this pest of those three necessaries. American cockroaches are omnivores and will eat anything they find including paper and glue.
American Cockroach Prevention Inside & Outside Your House
To control cockroaches, including American cockroaches, you will want to start with some house cleaning. Cockroaches love to hide in clutter. Additionally, they will feed on cloth and any kind of paper and glue. This can cause major damages. Reduce the clutter inside the home. Make sure never to leave food of any kind out in the open, such as snacks or fruit bowls. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink and seal all of your pantry goods in airtight containers. Next, you will want to make sure cockroaches can’t find a water source in your home. Regularly inspect and repair your home’s plumbing. Check for leaks and dripping faucets. After doing some housework you will want to take your next step to cockroach control outside. American cockroaches love to hide high in treetops, especially palm trees. Prevent overgrowth in the yard and maintain a clean and orderly landscape. Cockroaches can feed on decaying plants and will use yard debris for shelter. A clean and clutter-free yard is less appealing for pests, including cockroaches. Keeping a tidy yard is a great step to pest control.
Home Sealing For Pest Control
Exclusion is a common term used in pest management. An exclusion means to prevent pests and cockroaches from entering your home. It is always recommended to use a professional pest control service to apply insecticide around your home. However, whereas insecticides can help, it is also encouraged to seal up entry points. Cockroaches can flatten their bodies which means you must seal even the tiniest cracks. Inspect your doors and windows for gaps where cockroaches can enter, as well as the exterior walls of the home. Cover large openings used for ventilation such as dryer and attic vents and even chimneys with a fine metal screen that can allow circulation but keep even the smallest pest out. American cockroaches are also drawn to light at night. To prevent cockroaches from flying towards you at night, keep the lights off the porch and when not in use, lights inside the home as well.
Cockroach Pest Inspections, Removal & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
Cockroaches are one of the hardest pests to control since they adapt quickly to their environment. If you need help controlling American cockroaches and other invasive pests, contact A-Tex Pest Management today.