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Summer Cockroach Prevention 101: How To Protect Your McAllen Home

Cockroach crawling on a dirty kitchen floor.

Why Cockroaches Are A Dangerous Nuisance For McAllen Residents

It's not a secret that cockroaches are filthy pests no one wants around. But what many people don't know is why they are considered dirty creatures, and the answer may be worse than you imagine. 

Cockroaches spend their time in unsavory environments, including sewers, garbage, and around decaying animal matter. As they walk through this matter, their spiny legs and bodies pick up various germs and pathogens. When these insects enter your home, they bring all these germs and contaminate your food and the surfaces in your home. 

American and German cockroaches are the two most common types of roaches we find in McAllen homes. These two species spread various diseases and parasites, including salmonellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, gastroenteritis, E. coli infection, and parasitic worms. 

Cockroach droppings in your home, along with their shed skins and saliva, can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Roaches are a common trigger for year-round allergies and asthma symptoms, especially for children. These allergens work similarly to dust mites, causing symptoms to worsen as the particles become airborne.

The most effective way to prevent and eliminate these pests is to work with a local company like BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control. Our pros know all the places these pests hide and how to get rid of them and keep them from returning. Contact us today to request more information or schedule an appointment.

How Cockroaches Get Into McAllen Homes In The Summertime

Cockroaches thrive in temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. As we all know, that is not the weather we have been having. The scorching heat in McAllen lately will send these pests running for shelter into our climate-controlled homes that tend to be right in the temperature range they prefer.

Roaches are highly resilient, adaptable insects, and if there is a way into your house, they will find it. Here are some of the most common ways German and American cockroaches enter homes:

  • Coming up drains from the sewer system
  • Hitchhiking their way inside on bags or in boxes
  • Passing under doors that don't have weather stripping
  • Through basement windows and garages
  • Inside secondhand appliances like microwaves and refrigerators

The technicians at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control are experts in German and American cockroach control. Contact us today if you need assistance determining how roaches are getting in for help getting rid of them.

Five Effective Strategies To Prevent Cockroaches

Learning how to keep cockroaches out of your house is one of the best forms of control for these pests. Here are five effective strategies you can start using today:

  1. Keep eating areas clean and avoid leaving dishes in the sink.
  2. Don't leave food out, including pet food.
  3. Store trash in clean receptacles with secure lids.
  4. Address any moisture issues.
  5. Seal any cracks or crevices on the exterior of your home.

If roaches are still getting in, no matter what you try, it is time to call in the pros. Contact us at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control for help with cockroach control and more ways to prevent them from returning.

Don't Wait To Call The Professionals If You Have Cockroaches

At the first signs of cockroaches in your home, call us at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control. The longer these dirty pests are in your home, the worse the infestation will get and the greater the chances of disease transmission and allergies.

Our expert cockroach control technicians excel at finding all the roaches in your home and use cockroach control products that eliminate the adults and any egg capsules hidden throughout your home. Contact us today to request more information and get back to having a roach-free home.

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