Cockroaches in Houston are known to carry diseases like dysentery, typhoid and poliomyelitis, as well as gastroenteritis. Their living and eating environment contributes to their disease carrying capability. They can live in very unsanitary conditions and eat spoiled fermenting food and septic waste. Not only can people get sick from the many diseases cockroaches can carry, many people are allergic to cockroach feces. This can contribute to asthma and other health conditions. Cockroaches in and around living areas in the Houston region are a serious health problem.
Many people think if they remove the food source for cockroaches they will go away. This is very unlikely. Even if you could remove all the food sources in your home, cockroaches can live on many other sources of food found in places you can’t clean. Cockroaches can often go weeks and months without food and water.
There are over fifty cockroach species in the U.S. (This synopsis, by Bug State Pest Control will be limited to the two most often encountered species, in and around the Greater Houston region). The German cockroach is the most common inside homes and buildings in Houston, especially kitchens and other food areas. It is generally dark brown in color with long antennae, a flattened body and elongated oval in shape. They average just over one half an inch long. The oriental cockroach is most commonly encountered outside, or in building entries and garages. It does not inhabit the inside. It is shiny black in color, a wide oval shape, about one inch long and a flattened body.
In Houston, German cockroaches are associated with unsanitary conditions. They generally shy away from light and are attracted to warm damp areas. These cockroaches can develop in to very large pest populations within kitchen equipment, walls, motors, dishwashers, etc., they create a pungent roach odor and will eat most anything, which often left contaminated. The Oriental cockroach can develop in large numbers in irrigation boxes, around trash bins, grease traps and in underground garages. They too, have a strong roachy odor and feed on filth. Both cockroaches are disease carriers, and are a serious threat to the people and children of Houston, Texas. Bug State Pest Control are experts at ridding your property of these disease carrying pests. Call Bug State Pest Control now at 713-690-8228. Make your problem our problem!