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How To Spot Early Signs Of Cockroaches In Your Frisco Home

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. Experts say that seeing one cockroach, especially during the day, is a warning sign of an infestation. They also say that seeing one roach is an indication that you probably have thousands of them in your walls. Today, we're going to discuss the problem of having thousands of cockroaches in your walls and how to spot the warning signs of an infestation early.

Why Roaches Are Bad

The pest roaches we have in Frisco are a disease threat. They get into sewers and dumpsters and hang out in other unsanitary places. They also feed on unsanitary things such as rotting organic sludge and the feces of animals. For this reason, they are linked to the spread of more than 33 kinds of bacteria, more than seven human pathogens, and at least six parasitic worms. They can contaminate your foods, surfaces, dishes, silverware, and more. Here are a few more ways they can be a problem:

  • They can accidentally bite when they nibble on dead skin in eyelashes, eyebrows, and around the mouths of sleeping people.
  • A rash can develop when cockroaches crawl on your skin.
  • There is a direct correlation between cockroaches and an increase in asthma symptoms.
  • Roaches can damage your belongings by nibbling on them or soiling them with their feces. 
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Early Cockroach Detection

There are some ways roaches can let you know they're around. If you know what these things are, you'll be able to detect the presence of roaches.

  • When a cockroach runs across a hard surface, you may hear it. The sound of their feet on your kitchen or bathroom floor can be a warning sign if you have good ears.
  • Cockroaches release pheromones that don't have a pleasant aroma. If you smell something that has an oily and sort of musty smell to it, you may be smelling cockroaches.
  • Cockroaches can eat important documents, wallpaper, clothing, book bindings, cardboard boxes, cardboard food containers, and more. If you see damage to items in your home, cockroaches could be to blame.
  • Ongoing sickness can alert you to a roach problem. If you or someone else in your home is dealing with chronic respiratory issues, or stomach pain and nausea, you should definitely do a thorough inspection of your home.

Do An Inspection

If you flick a light on and see a cockroach clinging to the wall above the switch, you don't have to wonder if you have an infestation. But it isn't this easy to see cockroaches at first. They tend to stay hidden, even at night. It is usually when food sources are depleted and cockroaches must compete for food that they start to appear. If you want to catch them early, you have to go looking for them.

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  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

What To Do When You Find Cockroach Activity

It isn't easy to get rid of cockroaches or to keep them out of a home. We don't recommend that you try to do this on your own because when your DIY cockroach control fails, you may not know it. This will allow cockroaches to continue to dwell with you and present a risk to your health and your belongings.


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  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.
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    While the products we use are toxic to insects, they pose almost no serious risk to people when used properly. However, it is always advisable to be careful when using chemicals around small children, including pesticides. If you have a small child, we recommend staying away from the treatment area while the service is being performed and then wait until the product has dried.
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  • How long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.

Frisco Cockroach Control

If you live in our Frisco service area, contact Adams Exterminating Company for the effective control of cockroaches and other harmful pests. Our licensed professionals use industry-leading techniques to track roaches down and eliminate them. We can do a detailed inspection of your property and guide you toward selecting the right option to address your pest infestation. Connect with us today. We're standing by to help.

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