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Roach Removal 101: What It Takes To Eliminate An Infestation In Your New Braunfels Home

August 15, 2023

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Cockroaches are one of the most common types of pests found inside Texas homes. These small insects can sneak into your home through any gaps around your home, open windows, and even crawl through the drains in your home. They are also able to reproduce quickly, and many times, by the time you see a cockroach in your house, you already have a roach infestation.

At Gold Star Exterminators, our goal is to keep your home cockroach-free. We have a qualified team of New Braunfels pest control technicians with years of experience dealing with the common roaches in this area and know just how to prevent roaches from invading your home

Physical Characteristics Of Roaches: How To Identify Them

There are many species of cockroaches in New Braunfels, and they all come in different sizes and colors, including tan, reddish brown, and black. However, other than their size and color variations, all roaches look similar.

Their flat, oval-shaped bodies are two of the most recognizable features of a roach. Some cockroaches have large wings on their back that enable them to fly, while others have small wings incapable of flight. Even if the roach can fly, most roaches will choose to walk over flying. They all also have six long and thin legs that allow them to run extremely fast. Every roach also has a pair of long antennae sprouting from their heads that they use to help them get a better sense of their surroundings.

Health Risks Of Roaches: The Dangers Of Cockroach Infestations

Even though only a few of them can bite rarely, and none can sting, cockroaches are still one of the world's most feared types of home-invading pests; this is primarily due to the fact that these disgusting bugs are usually riddled with a variety of bacteria and are able to easily contaminate your food and living spaces with their harmful pathogens. Some dangerous diseases that cockroaches can spread include salmonellosis, dysentery, cholera, and E. coli infections.

Professional Roach Extermination: Call The Expert Right Away

Roaches can reproduce quickly. Instead of laying individual eggs, female cockroaches will lay an egg capsule containing up to 30 baby roaches inside. Most female roaches will lay one egg sac per month; this means that if you have five to ten roaches in your home, in just a matter of months, you could have several hundred roaches living together in your house.

Roaches can hide in your walls, above your ceilings, behind large appliances, and in any other hard-to-reach area making DIY roach control extremely challenging. To get rid of all the roaches in your home, you must team up with a professional New Braunfels cockroach control specialist with the tools and techniques required to eliminate a severe roach infestation.

Preventing Cockroach Infestations: Tips For A Roach-Free Home

To keep roaches out of your home, some of the easiest things that you can try include:

  • Try to keep your home as cool and dry as possible
  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Keep all pantry food inside a sealed container 

The best thing you can do to keep cockroaches out of your home all year long is to team up with a professional pest control company specializing in roach control. Reach out to us at Gold Star Exterminators, for help with cockroaches and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in New Braunfels.

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