What’s in a name? When it comes to this variety of cockroaches, their name evokes a whole lot of negative connotations! The American cockroach is one of the most common varieties of household pests in the Dallas area. Measuring in at a whopping 1 3/8 to 1 5/8 inches long, these clambering critters have the ability to grow up to 2 inches in size. These roaches often appear in large groups and boast a pair of folded wings that stretch down to the ends of their abdomens. However, you will rarely catch sight of these pests taking to the wing; they much prefer to crawl, scurry, and jump into areas of safety when necessary.
While these cockroaches are not actually from America, they are right at home here in our hot, humid Dallas climate. These insects prefer to spend their time in less savory spaces, including trash heaps, bathrooms, gutters, and sewage drains. Because of this, their propensity to spread serious diseases is incredibly high. E. coli, salmonella, and even some types of parasites can all wind up smeared across your kitchen counters and susceptible food items.
Prevention Tips For American Cockroaches In Dallas
American cockroaches are bad creatures to have in your home or business for several reasons. Not only are they dirty and messy pests, but they carry the potential to spread dangerous pathogens all over your safe Dallas home.
The following are some important prevention tips that can keep American cockroaches locked out of residential properties:
- Reduce the moisture factors in the home. These include standing water puddles, air moisture, and any wet or damp items that could be attracting pests. Desiccant bags and dehumidifiers are excellent methods of air moisture mitigation while draining clogged drains and swollen pipes can reduce standing water sources.
- Clean up any and all food messes in the home. Sweep, vacuum, and mop regularly to reduce the buildup of American cockroach food sources.
- Clutter on the floor may be a nuisance for you, but it will be a huge comfort for American cockroaches. These pests love getting into and hiding behind boxes, totes, and other large bits of clutter. Do what you can to remove these objects from the floor, neatly stacking all objects as often as possible.
Could American cockroaches already be inside your safe, comfortable Dallas home? Check for yourself by calling in the roach experts at Romney Pest Control right away.! Our fast-acting inspection team is fully equipped to evaluate your home entirely free of charge.
Reduce Your Risk With Romney Pest Control
American cockroaches are some of the dirtiest and least tolerable household pests here in Dallas. Don’t waste your time, money, and good health with potentially toxic sprays and the dangerous activity of cockroaches on your property. Instead, contact the professionals at Romney Pest Control at the first sign of American cockroach infestations. Our team is professionally vetted and highly trained, offering only the safest and most effective programs for residential Dallas customers. Pest control is more than just a process: it’s a relationship!
Romney Pest Control ensures that all cockroach prevention and elimination work are of the highest quality and that means guaranteed. To begin work on a cockroach prevention program that’s right for you, call or visit the main office of Romney Pest Control right away. Professionally trained team members are also standing by to receive your questions both through the online chat and the helpful contact form available on our website. We understand that pests are more than just an inconvenience. In fact, they can be a complete nightmare! Sweeten your sleep and keep your kitchen safe with the innovative treatments of Romney Pest Control today!