Cockroaches are just one of the most disgusting organisms found anywhere in the world, and they are found everywhere in the world except on Antarctica. In fact, there are some 3,500 plus species of cockroach worldwide, and in Texas, there are at least 38 species of cockroaches. In this blog, we discuss how to handle cockroach infestations for property owners, renters, and business owners.
DIY Cockroach Products
There are many DIY cockroach products, and many do a good job of controlling cockroach populations, but few, if any, rid your home or business of cockroaches. This is because cockroaches are squatters. They roam about looking for food, and then they find food, they move in with you. Once inside your home or business, they begin to breed. A female cockroach can lay somewhere near 50 eggs in their egg pod, which is called an ootheca (oh-thee-ca.) In just over 100 days, those 50 eggs are adult and breeding too. That short life cycle is the reason that cockroach infestations are often overwhelming.
Think about that problem and why you must continually buy more DIY cockroach products. Whose winning? It is not you because you still have cockroach and are still buying DIY cockroach products. It is not the cockroach exactly as they are dying. The real winner with DIY cockroach products are the manufacturers of those products.
How to Rid Your Home or Business of Cockroaches
Cockroaches require an aggressive and strategic approach. You must clean the inside of your home to remove even small crumbs and scraps of food. Cockroaches are scavengers, and they can smell food from outside your home or business. Bait and contact pesticides must be used but only responsibly and safely. This must occur inside when it is safe and applicable and outside to prevent infestation by new cockroaches scavenging for food.
Give us a call to discuss cockroach infestations and our approach to dealing with them. We are your local pest professionals serving the greater Austin area.
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