Why Spring Cockroach Prevention Matters For Frisco Homeowners

May 16, 2019


a cockroach crawling along the white stone of a frisco kitchen

There are many reasons why having a cockroach infestation in your home just isn’t what any Frisco homeowner wants to deal with, and not just because of their creepy appearance and repulsive nature. All cockroach species are capable of causing many problematic health issues and sanitary concerns for individuals across Texas. These oval-shaped insects are known for their resilience and filthy habits, and can often be found in piles of garbage, decaying matter, and general clutter. If cockroaches are able to get into your home, they can cause problems as they eat through starches, sugars, glue, book bindings, meats, and just about anything that they can find. This can damage belongings, boxed goods, and personal items in your home, but this damage is the least of your worries when it comes to a cockroach infestation.

The real problems begin when cockroaches contaminate the food items, water sources, and counter surfaces they crawl across. Cockroaches commonly travel through sewage, garbage heaps, and other filthy areas, meaning when they crawl into your food or onto your counters, they are leaving behind an invisible trail of whatever filth they have previously traveled through. The bacterial and viral pathogens that cockroaches carry into your Frisco home can be transmitted to you, causing diseases such as Salmonella, dysentery, E. coli, food poisoning, and several other serious health issues.

Now that we are quickly approaching the start of summer, you may have noticed an increase in the number of cockroaches in your home or an increase in overall cockroach activity. This is because summer provides the three things that cockroaches depend on to thrive.

  • Moisture

  • Warmth

  • Food sources

Summer in Frisco produces plenty of heat for cockroaches to enjoy, while spring has left them with enough moisture and humidity to rapidly breed, reproduce, and populate our homes. While cockroaches do invade as they search for food, summer provides cockroaches with enough food sources as it is, so why are they invading your home? Often, we are initially the reason cockroaches have invaded when we carry them inside in bags, backpacks, or packages. Once inside and with plenty of food and water sources, cockroaches have no reason to leave!

Some of the ways you can help avoid cockroaches in your Frisco home this summer is by following these simple preventative steps.

  • Check boxes, bags, used furniture, and packages for signs of cockroaches before bringing these items into your home.

  • Clean your floors and counter surfaces regularly.

  • Seal gaps and crevices around your foundation, doors, windows, and exterior walls

  • Install door sweeps on any exterior doors.

  • Limit moisture in your home as much as possible by repairing leaky pipes, faucets, or drains.

By taking these steps, you can reduce the likelihood of a cockroach infestation in your home. However, these DIY cockroach control methods are not going to keep your home 100% protected. The most effective way to keep roaches out of your home for good is by contacting the licensed roach control specialists here at Adams Exterminating Company. Quality cockroach control calls for a year-round solution, and that solution is a year-round pest protection plan from Adams Exterminating Company. Get the roach control you need by contacting us today!

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