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Cockroach Identification & Prevention

Defeating Cockroaches On Your Property

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No matter your property type, keeping cockroaches out of your home or business is essential to stay safe from these dangerous pests and the many dangers they bring, including health and safety problems.

Because of their adaptable and invasive nature, pest control in San Antonio, TX is a requirement that is necessary to defeat small or large infestations of any cockroach species. Expert assistance from Accurate Pest Control protects your property from these pests in the long term.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are troublesome pests with a notorious reputation among home and business owners for being prolific, dangerous, and difficult to eliminate. Many types of cockroaches may invade your commercial property, but German and American cockroaches are two of the most problematic species in the San Antonio area.

German cockroaches are smaller, typically growing around half an inch in length, and they have a light brown to tan color with two dark stripes on their back. On the other hand, American cockroaches are larger, growing up to two inches in length, and tend to be reddish-brown or dark brown.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are among the more dangerous pests you might encounter on your property, thanks to their scavenging activities. These insects are constantly wandering through unsavory areas such as sewers and dumpsters. When they infiltrate your property, they track all the diseases and pathogens they pick up in these unhygienic areas. The diseases cockroaches carry include serious ones such as salmonellosis, listeriosis, and gastroenteritis.

Cockroaches also trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Due to the saliva, shed skins, droppings, and egg cases that roaches leave around properties, itching and other skin reactions, or the triggering of asthma and respiratory issues may occur, especially if an infestation is large and widespread.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches tend to infiltrate properties with lots of readily available food, water, and shelter. If you encounter a cockroach problem, your property is likely easy to invade and provides plenty of the necessities roaches need to thrive. You should evaluate your property for these issues to help deter future infestations.

Where will I find cockroaches?

Cockroaches typically hide in dumpsters, organic waste, debris piles, and composting areas. When they invade interior areas, they tend to hide around food preparation and storage areas, dark, secluded spaces, or any areas with easy access to moisture and food crumbs.

Cockroach identification provided by Accurate Pest Control will help you narrow down your major cockroach problem areas.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Instead of investing in hit-or-miss cockroach control products, contact Accurate Pest Control the moment you suspect roaches are invading your property. Our technicians will help identify your major cockroach problem areas and provide you with reliable home pest control and commercial pest control solutions that effectively eliminate these pests. Call us now to get started.

How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

Prevent cockroaches in the future by following our easy expert tips below to make your property less hospitable to roaches:

  • Seal cracks around the foundation of your property, windows, and doors to stop roaches from easily slipping inside.
  • Invest in sturdy window, and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps to fully cockroach-proof your property.
  • Make sure that all outdoor waste disposal areas and trash cans have tight-fitting lids and that you cover composting piles when possible.
  • Clear away areas of debris piles and organic waste like fallen fruit, as well as long grass and woodpiles, as these all encourage cockroaches to hide on your property.
  • Always store leftover food properly and never leave out dirty dishes or food and drink spills, as the aroma attracts roaches.

Contact Accurate Pest Control for more advice or assistance with roach infestations.

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