Eliminating Roaches in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Cockroaches are one of the most hated insects, especially when they are
found inside homes. Not only do most people find roaches repulsive, cockroaches
can trigger asthma, allergies, and even spread diseases. No one wants
to find cockroaches in their home or business. Our trained Dallas cockroach
control team can successfully control cockroaches in any
If you are seeing roaches or suspect a cockroach infestation, please call
our Dallas cockroach exterminators
(214) 225-1421 to set up a free inspection.
Common Cockroaches in Dallas
There are many different kinds of roaches in Texas. Here are some of the
most common varieties found in the Dallas area:
German cockroaches are found throughout the world. They are also commonly
found in restaurants, kitchens, and stores where food and moisture are
abundant. They can contaminate food, leave stains, create foul odors,
and carry disease organisms. German roaches are excellent hitchhikers.
Unfortunately, German roach infestations are common in the Dallas Fort
Smokey Brown Cockroach
The smokey brown cockroach is commonly mistaken for a water bug. They are
typically reddish to brownish black and very shiny. They can fly short
distances and are attracted to lights at night. They have the reputation
for being difficult to control because the species is so active and have
many habitat preferences. They rarely infest the dwelling part of buildings
and are instead found in sheds, wall and roof spaces, sub-floors, mulched
areas, and in and around grease traps and drains.
Also known as black beetles, oriental cockroaches are more sluggish than
other types of cockroaches. These roaches are common in basements, crawl
spaces, porch cracks and crevices, foundations, and walkways adjacent
to buildings. They feed on a wide variety of plant and animal material.
The oriental cockroach breeds well in unventilated crawl spaces or basements
where humidity is high.
Also mistaken for a water bug, the American cockroach is the largest house-infesting
species at about one and one-half inches long. They have reddish-brown
wings with light markings on the thorax. American roaches are quite common
in Dallas and Fort Worth. Usually homeowners will see adults inside after
a change in temperature or heavy rain. American roaches typically do not
become a difficult issue unless they start reproducing inside the home.
If you see a young American roach inside or seeing many adults, this may
be a sign of infestation.
Brown Banded Cockroach
Easily recognized by alternating light and dark bands across its back,
the brown banded cockroach doesn't multiply as fast as the German cockroach,
but it is considered harder to control. They are often found high on walls
in picture frames, behind molding, near appliance motors, in light switches,
closets and furniture.
How Do I Get Rid of Cockroaches Permanently?
The perennial question amongst anyone who has ever had to deal with a cockroach
infestation is "how can I get rid of cockroaches and keep them away
for good?" While there is always a DIY option available, the bottom
line is that roaches are very, very difficult to successfully get rid
of (and keep them from returning) without the help of a professional pest
control company. Roaches are hardy and multiply quickly, so you not only
have to kill the live ones, you have to ensure that
all of their eggs are destroyed as well. Plus, to truly solve the problem,
you'll need to stamp it out at the source, which means finding and sealing
entry points to your home, finding and fixing any moisture problems, and
ensuring that food is tightly sealed. It's a big job, but it can be effectively
done with the right knowledge and techniques.
Our professional and experienced pest control technicians are trained and
equipped to identify the specific type of cockroach you may have and eliminate
the problem. Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding
them, and their eggs are naturally protected from insecticides. Without
special equipment, materials, and know-how, cockroach control can be a
losing battle. Our roach extermination services in Dallas are exactly
what you need for peace of mind.
Tips for Controlling Cockroaches
Keep your home clean and food crumb-free
Update weather stripping and seal penetration points if you are having
issues with large American roaches
Utilize monitoring stations
Inspect previously used cardboard boxes if you are bringing them and/or
storing them inside of your home