Cockroaches are one of the most disgusting and annoying insects that humans will ever come into contact with. Cockroaches are almost always associated with filth and clutter and can infest a home or business in no time. There are almost 4,500 different species of cockroaches on the planet today, but thankfully not all of those species are living in Texas. Cockroaches not only make horrible house guests, but they are extremely dangerous because they have the ability to spread horrible diseases to humans. The best way to keep cockroaches away from your home is to contact A-Tex Pest Management today!
Are Cockroaches More Active in Summer?
Spring time is always looked forward to as it slowly kicks cold weather to the side and ushers in warmer temperatures for all to enjoy, including roaches. Cockroaches thrive in warmer weather as they are able to reproduce faster, find shelter and reliable food sources much easier than during the winter. During the springtime, home owners tend to open their windows more and leave their doors open to let the warm breeze blow through the house. Cockroaches see this as an open invitation right into your home and many of these sneaky insects can walk through your door going unnoticed.
The American Cockroach will Infest Homes
One of the most common species of cockroaches to infest homes is the American cockroach. The American cockroach is extremely fast and if you have ever entered into a dark room, then switched the light on only to see what you thought was a bug of some sort dashing out of sight, chances are it was an American Cockroach. American cockroaches can grow to be large in size compared to other roaches, however they still have the ability to squeeze their bodies through the smallest cracks they can find to gain access into your home or business.
Are German Cockroaches the Hardest to Get Rid Of?
German cockroaches are hardy and they have few natural predators inside homes. In addition they are fast moving and fast multiplying. Their populations tend to grow rapidly and once established in your home, an infestation can be extremely hard to get rid of, often requiring professional treatment.
Cockroaches are Hard to Kill
Unfortunately, cockroaches can be found in homes and businesses throughout the entire year. These cockroaches can easily live up to three months without any type of food source. They can also survive for up to one month without any type of water. They are resilient and if not caught soon, can cause quite a horrific infestation within the walls of your home. The best way to keep cockroaches out of your home is to hire A-Tex Pest Management today.