Problems German Cockroaches Cause When They Invade Our Home
November 8, 2017
German cockroaches are invasive bugs that are hard to get rid of once they have made their way inside your home through tiny cracks and crevices. These roaches are usually 1/2 - 5/8 of an inch long, tan or light brown in color and have horizontal black stripes down their back. German cockroaches run wherever they go, even though they have a set of wings. They will seek out dark, warm, and damp places where they are in close proximity to food. Many times you will find them in your laundry room or basement, but you can also find them under your appliances, and sinks, or inside your cabinets. Most of the time roaches come in through cracks and crevices in your foundation or exterior walls, damaged screens or broken vents. Sometimes they hitch a ride indoors on boxes, bags, firewood or used furniture.
There are many problems German cockroaches cause when they invade homes. Once these pesky roaches have made your home their own, they will feed on most anything. They will eat book bindings, starches, meats, sweets, glue, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste, causing damage to many personal items inside your home. They are not just damaging and creepy, but they are extremely dangerous too! The can collect bacteria and viruses on their bodies, from garbage, sewage, and other places and then carry to places humans will be contaminated. This contamination can lead to illnesses that can range from food poisoning to dysentery. They also have been linked to causing asthma attacks in some people if exposed to places with infestations.
Getting rid of cockroaches is no easy task, and you will want to eliminate every single one of them. If you live in Lewisville, Denton or North Texas our team of experienced exterminators can eliminate and resolve your cockroach problems. Our home pest solutions will fit your needs and your budget. Our goal is to help you protect your home and family from nuisance, damaging and potentially dangerous insects and rodents, just like we would protect our own. Our programs are specifically designed for North Texas homeowners, these plans can target the pests that cause the most problems in your home. We have three plans to choose from, all suited to meet your budget and pest control needs. Our year-round service plans are Perimeter Pest Control, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus. Give us a call today to find out which plan is best for you at Adams Exterminating Company, and let us take care of the rest.