The Secret To Getting Cockroaches Out Of Your Dallas Home

a cockroach crawling in a kitchen

No Dallas resident would be thrilled to have insects and creatures inside their home. They’re ugly, and in many cases, harmful. Some pests eat away at furniture, fabrics, paper, and other personal items. Others can destroy structures. Many bite, scratch, or sting. A good amount can transmit illnesses or spread germs. When it’s a critter that’s pervasive, persistent, or reproduces fast, the nightmare of them can only get worse. For these reasons and more, cockroaches are despised. Any property owner would be in a rush to get them out.

Cockroaches in Dallas are tough to beat. They can get indoors easily and they make babies at the speed of light. The creatures also hide in and run away to hard to reach places. On top of that, they invade homes, seeking things that we use every day, such as food and water. Although it can be challenging, preventing these gross bugs is not impossible. This is especially true if you have the help of the Dynasty Pest Control.

Common Dallas Cockroaches

American, German, and oriental cockroaches are frequent in the city. The American ones are 3 inches long and reddish-brown. German specimens vary in length; they can be 0.51 to 0.62 inches. While they are light brown or tan, their young are all black. Both have horizontal black stripes behind the head. Oriental bugs are 0.98 inches long and are dark brown to nearly black. The majority of cockroaches have a sensitivity to light and are primarily active at night. Therefore, if you see any during the daytime, you probably have an infestation. Other indicators include:

  • Droppings: American pellets are rounded at the tips and have ridges. German feces are grainy and look like pepper. They typically leave excrement in drawers, on surfaces and door frames, and around floor corners. 
  • Eggs: Cockroach eggs come in many sizes and colors, like tan, brown, red, and black. Some are as long as one inch. Look for them in kitchens, basements, and bathrooms.
  • Odors: These critters let out smelly secretions and foul odors to communicate. The scent will be musty. It’s capable of altering the flavor and scent of the food they infest.

Another characteristic of all roaches regardless of the type is the ability to disperse bacteria. They naturally have microbes on their bodies, that only increase because of their leg spines. The spikes stick to all kinds of things as the pests travel through dirt and garbage. Not to mention, germs are in their saliva, feces, and urine. This all in mind, the contamination of surfaces and food is inevitable. Humans might contract gastroenteritis, salmonella, viruses, pathogens, and then some. If one has asthma or allergies, they could experience relevant episodes. When it comes to belongings, American cockroaches tear up fabrics and paper materials.

Cockroach Prevention Methods

To make your home less of a target for cockroaches, take the following steps:

  • Seal gaps near utilities, windows, doors, and foundations
  • Repair leaks and dysfunctional fixtures 
  • Exterior doors should have sweeps attached
  • Keep your grass and greenery cut
  • Flowers and plants must be two feet away from the property
  • Use airtight containers for food and garbage storage
  • Vacuum, wash your dishes, and remove the trash on a routine basis

Dynasty Pest Control Roach Extermination

As mentioned previously, roaches are difficult to combat. That’s why the powerful tools and treatments offered by Dynasty Pest Control are required. Our safe baits, anti-bug barrier solutions, wall injections, and more will get the job done. Our technicians are experienced and highly trained. Take advantage of our affordable services, warranties and guarantees, and organic options! You’ll receive a free inspection when you call Dynasty Pest Control today!