Cockroach Control in Bryan, Texas
Cockroaches are a plague to both homeowners and businesses such as restaurants. Culturally signs of cockroach cause people to think that a home is filthy or that a restaurant is dirty or low quality. In some cases, that might be true, but a filthy home is not needed to attract cockroaches.
In this blog, we talk about why homes or restaurants have cockroaches and what homeowners and property owners can do about them.
There are around 38 species of cockroach in Texas, though we primarily only see a small handful of species in homes and restaurants. Not all cockroach like the indoors and some are specially evolved to eat decaying trees rather than decaying human food.
Despite their terrible reputation, cockroaches are a human-service insect. They help us by eating dead thing that would otherwise pile up and cause other issues like disease. The worry about cockroach is that they spread disease and they can. Those include salmonella and germs that attack our digestive system. There is also some scientific evidence that cockroach might also cause allergies. None of these make a happy home or do a restaurant any favors. So what can you do about cockroaches?
How to Deal with Cockroach Infestations
To effectively deal with cockroach invasion requires to things. Those are:
- Deep Cleaning
- Pest Control
Cockroaches come into homes looking for food. In fact, they can smell old food from a long way away. Your house does not have to be filthy to attract cockroach. Remember that these are small organisms and they do not require a lot of food to make a comfortable living at your home or restaurant. Deep cleaning removes crumbs and forgotten scraps. No food, no cockroaches. Pest control is needed to kill the cockroaches that remain and to put up a barrier that helps prevent new infestations.
A cockroach barrier involves bait and contact pesticides that kill scavenging cockroach. Without both steps of the pest control solution, you will continue to have cockroaches because more will find their way inside your home. This is one of the primary reasons that DIY cockroach traps and hotels fail to rid your home or restaurant of cockroaches.
Reach out to our team to learn more about how we safely apply bait and pesticides so that you can continue to enjoy your home or businesses without uninvited cockroach guests.