Are The Roaches In San Antonio Hard To Deter?

a cockroach crawling in a kitchen

San Antonio roaches are like roaches all over the United States – they’re tough little creatures that can withstand almost anything you do to try and get rid of them. They’re so tough that they can live without their heads for a week! In San Antonio, we treat German cockroaches and American cockroaches the most often. You don’t want either one in your home, which is why you need a professional exterminating company to take care of them for you. EnviroGuard can help, as we offer excellent, efficient pest control in San Antonio and surrounding areas. 

Sure Signs You Have A Cockroach Infestation

Unlike other rodents and pests who leave behind obvious damage, cockroaches in San Antonio don’t really announce that they’ve arrived. You’re most likely to find them in moist, dark areas of your home. There are a few signs of a cockroach infestation, and the first sign you might see is the cockroach itself retreating to a dark area after you’ve turned on a light. You might find droppings when you search for them with a flashlight. American cockroach droppings look like small mouse droppings, while German cockroach droppings look like specks of pepper. You might find fecal stains (dark smears or spots) in corners, wall cracks, and on top of doors. You may even smell a musty odor that you can’t pinpoint. The odor indicates you have a large population growing in your home.

Why Roaches In Your Home Are A Hazard To Your Health

Cockroaches are one of the filthiest pests that can enter your home. They crawl through sewage, garbage, decaying matter, and drains. The pathogens and bacteria they pick up on their legs and feet get dropped onto your food, countertops, and other surfaces when they walk around your home. You and your family can develop skin rashes, allergies, and asthma attacks. If you eat food that a cockroach has touched, you can contract E. Coli and salmonella. Cockroaches can also give you intestinal worms and spread a variety of bacteria. Based on all of this information, it’s very important you call our professionals if you find a cockroach in your home.

Five Simple Yet Powerful Cockroach Prevention Tips For Your Home

Based on the number of cockroach infestations our company has been seeing in the San Antonio area, we highly recommend doing what you can to prevent cockroaches from entering your San Antonio home. Our top five house cockroach prevention tips include:

  1. Check items like boxes, bags, backpacks, used furniture, etc. for cockroaches before bringing them inside your home.
  2. Keep a clean kitchen and house. Clean up dishes, spills, and crumbs right away. Get rid of clutter. Vacuum often.
  3. Store food and even pet food in airtight containers. 
  4. Find all gaps and cracks in your walls, cupboards, and floors and seal them. 
  5. Store garbage outside in a sealed container. 

We also recommend keeping a dehumidifier running to get rid of excess moisture in your home. If you’re already dealing with a cockroach invasion, don’t waste your time or money applying cockroach control products such as cockroach pesticides. They just don’t work well enough to eradicate a cockroach infestation.

The Call To Make For Total Cockroach Control For Your Home

Sometimes doing everything you can to prevent cockroaches from setting up house in your home is still not good enough. These are tough, determined pests that are looking for food and water. They’re small and can fit through the tiniest of access points into your home. They reproduce quickly, which makes an infestation that much harder to control. EnviroGuard understands how frustrating it can be, so we are ready to help you get rid of your infestation. We’ve been helping homeowners just like you for years! We know how to get rid of cockroaches for good. We offer exceptional cockroach control in San Antonio that is safe and effective. Once you call us, we spring into action, scheduling our first, free inspection with you. Consulting and treatment follow. We offer a guarantee that your roaches will be gone, or we’ll retreat. Our follow-up service can’t be beat. Contact us today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in San Antonio.