How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches: A Step-By-Step Guide For Dallas Homeowners

cockroach crawling in kitchen

Over the years we purchase items because we need them, but sometimes they outlive their usefulness or our interests change. We often store them thinking we may need the items in the future. However, cockroaches are the one thing no one finds useful or wants to keep around the house. 

When one of these filthy creatures runs from behind the couch, secure pest control in Dallas from Dynasty Pest. Our family-owned company has earned a reputation for quality and reliability. Our technicians have 50 years of combined experience, receive ongoing education, and are registered with the Texas Department of Agriculture. 

You probably found this article because you want to stop the cockroach infestation in your Dallas house, so please keep reading to learn what to do to end this nightmare.

Step One: How To Identify A Cockroach Infestation

How do you know if you saw a lone cockroach or one that is part of a cockroach group living inside your walls? These are signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Olive pit-size cylindrical or coffee-gound-size droppings 
  • Dark-colored egg capsules
  • Discarded skins
  • Musty smell
  • Fecal stains
  • Live cockroaches

Look for these indicators in cabinets, underneath or behind appliances, or furniture in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and basement. Check for fecal stains along door tops and wall openings or cracks.

Dynasty Pest provides pest control for roaches. We will send a trained technician to investigate these signs so we can determine the cockroach species infesting your house. 

Step Two: Understand The Health Risks Related To Roach Infestations

Why are cockroaches in Dallas problematic as opposed to other insects? One reason is that they have verticle spines on their six cockroach legs. Cockroaches forage in sewers, drains, animal feces, compost piles, and garbage containers. As they move through these areas, bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms, stick to their leg spines. When they move through a Dallas home, these pathogens transfer to countertops, exposed foods, utensils, and other items. The disease-causing organisms can infect a human when they later use these items.

Salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, dysentery, listeriosis, giardia, and E. coli infections are some of the 33 bacterial infections, viruses, and worms spread by cockroaches to humans. Cockroaches also transmit pathogens through their feces and saliva. In addition to illnesses, proteins from their bodies and dried airborne fecal particles trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in many people. 

Dynasty Pest protects families by providing cockroach pest control in Dallas. We remove these harmful creatures so you can relax and not worry about pests in your house making you sick. 

Step Three: Call In The Experts For Total Cockroach Elimination

Cockroaches reproduce quickly, and once they gain a foothold in your home, you need the professional home pest control remedy from Dynasty Pest. Our experienced technicians know where to investigate hot spots and entry points. They will identify the species infesting your Dallas home and develop a targeted strategy to eliminate the problem quickly and efficiently. We only use products we know work and are environmentally responsible. 

Step Four: Tips To Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

Once we end the cockroach problem in your home, you can continue to enjoy a cockroach-free home by implementing these steps:

  • Keep outdoor and indoor garbage containers closed.
  • Place screens over the crawl space and attic vent openings.
  • Seal cracks in the foundation, between incoming wires, and along the roofline with caulk. 
  • Remove junk, debris, and pet feces from the yard.
  • Store food in airtight plastic or glass containers.
  • Remove pet food from bowls before bedtime. 
  • Wash and store dishes before retiring for the night. 
  • Vacuum the house regularly.
  • Suction out corners and cracks in the home.

When a registered technician from Dynasty Pest arrives to inspect and treat your house, we can provide additional house cockroach prevention tips specifically for your situation. Contact us today to learn about our pest control programs and request a free quote.