Getting Rid Of Roaches In Your Dallas Home For Good!

an american cockroach crawling on food

Cockroaches are annoying and difficult pests to eliminate, and are a danger to the health of people, contaminating food, spreading diseases, and causing damage when in your home. Roaches live outside but are attracted to buildings, migrating indoors when looking for food, water, and shelter. These pests take advantage of openings in the foundations of buildings, exterior walls, or spaces around vents and drains.

Roaches also enter homes by hitchhiking inside grocery bags, boxes, secondhand appliances, or furniture, so it’s important to check these items when bringing them into your home.

Since roaches are prolific breeders and can quickly take over, contacting pest control in Dallas is necessary if you see signs of a roach infestation. Quell Pest Control can help with your roach elimination needs.

How to Identify A Cockroach

There are 70 different types of cockroaches found in the U.S., so it’s inevitable that they will find their way inside homes. There are two species of cockroaches most commonly found in Arizona and they are both easily identifiable.

The German cockroach is the most common species of cockroach that may find its way inside your home. This roach is small, light brown to tan, with two dark stripes on their backs. They are typically oval-shaped with antennae and six legs. They have wings, but rarely fly, preferring to run instead.

The American cockroach is another species of roach that commonly finds its way into structures in our area. These roaches are typically large, reddish-brown bugs with a yellow figure-eight pattern on the back of their head. This species is the largest of the house-infesting roaches and is attracted by moisture or food odors.

Cockroaches Trigger Allergies And Spread Dangerous Diseases

Cockroach control in Dallas is important because cockroaches can pose significant health problems, triggering allergies and asthma, especially in people with compromised immune systems and in children. Roaches can also contaminate food, spreading bacteria, parasites, and pathogens. They are known to carry salmonella and E. coli bacteria, which cause food poisoning and gastroenteritis.

How To Remove Factors That Attract Cockroaches

Knowing what attracts cockroaches is helpful in keeping cockroaches out of your home and away from your home and family.

Here are some tips on how to prevent cockroaches in Dallas from being drawn to your home:

  • Maintain a clean kitchen by keeping counters, tables, and floor clean of food, spills, and debris and avoid leaving dishes in the sink overnight. 
  • Remove garbage and recyclables from your home on a regular basis.
  • Limit eating to the dining room and kitchen of your home to reduce food debris throughout your home.
  • Repair any leaking pipes and faucets that may provide roaches with sources of water.
  • Keep attics, basements, and closets organized and neat to reduce hiding spots for roaches and to help identify infestations sooner rather than later.
  • Inspect all exterior walls, seal up any cracks and crevices, and place covers and screens over drains and vents that may provide entrances into your home.

If these suggestions aren’t successful, contacting a professional pest control company is the best option for removing a roach infestation from your house.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home

If you find cockroaches in your Dallas home the best way to eliminate them permanently and prevent future cockroach infestations is to contact experienced pest control specialists. Quell Pest Control is dedicated to offering our customers industry-leading pest control solutions to solve all your cockroach control problems. Contact us now for same-day service designed to deliver results.