What Do American Cockroaches Look Like?
Often referred to as "waterbugs" or "Palmetto bugs", American cockroaches are oval in shape, with long and threadlike antennae. Approximately 2 inches in length, they are normally reddish brown in color, except for a pale brown figure eight band on the back of the head.
Why Do I Have An American Cockroach Problem?
These cockroaches are considered the largest of the 'house-infesting' cockroaches in Texas and throughout the country. They are active in and around homes and business when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, but are known to survive at lower temperatures when the conditions in their environment are right. They prefer warm and humid spaces and can be found in food processing and food storage areas, basements and steam tunnels of large commercial buildings like restaurants, markets, hospitals and food processing plants.
What Kind Of Threat Do American Cockroaches Pose?
Cockroaches are known to spread many kinds of pathogens that are dangerous to humans, as well as different types of bacteria and parasitic worms. Cockroaches can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through garbage cans, sewers and drains and can transfer these germs to food surfaces. There are recent medical studies that have indicated that cockroach allergens can cause allergic reactions as well as cause asthma in children.
How Do I Control American Cockroaches?
Cockroach control is not an easy task, but the professionals at Holder's Pest Solutions have all the tools and knowledge necessary to help you get rid of a cockroach problem in your home or facility. Our technicians know how and where to look for cockroaches and they have the knowledge to determine the species of cockroach that is bothering you.