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How To Tell If Your San Antonio Property Has A Cockroach Problem

Sep 7, 2020

When you see a pest on your San Antonio property, you might ask yourself several questions. It would be logical to wonder how the critter got in and if there’s more where they came from. You’d probably also ponder about infestation indicators and possible risks. Many insects and creatures can reproduce quickly, destroy things, or transmit disease. As a home and/or business owner, your concerns could escalate if you find that a specimen is particularly challenging to eliminate.

Cockroaches can certainly multiply with speed, ruin your belongings, and make you sick. By reading about their function, you could learn how to prevent them and identify a problem. Also, you’ll discover what Romney Pest Control can do for you, should these bugs trouble you.

Cockroach Risks & Infestation Signs

American, German, Oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches are very common in the area. While there are differences between these four groups, what they have in common is their ability to spread bacteria. These bugs creep about with germs on their bodies. The total sum rises exponentially when they release saliva, urine, and feces. Additionally, the spines on their legs lift more microorganisms when they go through the trash, tunnels, and other muck. All of this considered, cockroaches contaminate both food and surfaces. In the end, humans can develop, contract, or experience the following:

  • Viruses
  • Pathogens, like Salmonella and E. Coli
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions

As previously mentioned, cockroaches can harm property. Case in point, American cockroaches tend to damage paper-based items and fabrics. At around three inches long, these insects are reddish-brown. German cockroaches are light brown or tan and birth all black young. Both have horizontal stripes on the head. Their size spans 1/2 to ⅝ of an inch long. Oriental cockroaches have similarities to both American and German roaches; they are reddish-brown or black. Their bodies grow to be about an inch in length. Brown-banded roaches are easily recognized by their brown and tan bands. Like German roaches, they also tend to be 1/2 of an inch in length.

Now, detecting these three things will tell you if you have a cockroach issue:

  1. Droppings: Look out for fecal matter in drawers and floor corners. Also, keep your eyes open around surfaces, ceiling fixtures, and door frames. Pellets left by the American variety will have circular ends and a ridged appearance. German waste will be similar to pepper. Brown-banded bugs release brown or black fragments.
  2. Eggs: Cockroaches usually lay eggs in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. They are diverse in color and size. They might be black, red, tan, or brown, and as big as one inch long.
  3. Odors: Cockroaches communicate using a chemical that smells musty. It’s so strong that it will actually change the taste and scent of food.

Cockroach Prevention

Cockroaches will be less likely to show up if you take these steps:

  • Seal gaps around pipes, foundations, windows, and doors.
  • Attach sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Repair leaks and moisture issues.
  • Wash dishes and remove trash regularly.
  • Use air-tight containers for garbage and food.
  • Groom greenery and distance it from your building.

Romney Pest Control Cockroach Extermination

Since 2002, Romney Pest Control has kept local homes and businesses cockroach-free. We’ve been successful in our endeavors with them and other creatures because we use industrial-grade products and devices, like baits and barrier treatments. Our highly trained technicians have a reputation for detail because they’ll closely survey interiors, exteriors, and lawns.

Our services are so top-notch, we’ve won numerous related awards. The pricing for our plans is both reasonable and accessible. You’ll receive a lot for your money, including recurring visits, guarantees, and applications for an array of critters. Put your health and safety first! Call us and get a free no-obligation quote!


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