Types of Roaches
There are over 4600 species of roaches. In general, you will have to be concerned with two types; the american roach and the german roach.
American cockroaches normally live outdoors and are extremely common in Houston because of the ideal temperatures, humidity and damp habitats. They love sewers and areas of decaying mulch from our landscapes. Roaches can be managed by integrated pest practices but are still usually able to find possible entry points under doors, if the weather stripping is damaged, around windows, through the siding, or along the roof line.
Reasons for Entering our homes: They do not usually infest our homes but will enter in search of food and water due to varying weather conditions. They can be found in the Garage and plumbing exposure like: the kitchen, bathrooms, drains and laundry rooms.
Diet: In their natural habitat, they feed on tiny wood particles, fungi and algae and just about anything else that goes into the decomposition process. Inside our homes they will eat just about anything that we leave behind in our daily lives. Sanitation can be an issue but they are still able to find food particles even when everything looks clean. Many times their presence can be mistaken for mice because of their ability to tear through packaging and get into our stored food products.
The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in apartment houses, restaurants, and hotels. German cockroaches (eggs included), are “brought in”, usually on man’s belongings, luggage, boxes or packages.
All it takes is bringing in one egg capsule, six months later you have an infestation. If you feel you have a german roach problem please contact us right away for an in home inspection. We can evaluate and recommend treatments to get rid of these pests.