Why You Should Call The Pros About Roaches In Your Dallas Home
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Why You Should Call The Pros About Roaches In Your Dallas Home

When it comes to pest control issues in Dallas, there are few infestations that can measure up to a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are dirty insects that spread a wide range of diseases. They multiply like crazy. They're difficult to locate. And they are formidable pests to control. Let's take a moment to look at these key factors and talk about how a licensed pest professional is best equipped to address them.

Cockroach-Related Illness

close up of a cockroach

There are many ways cockroaches can make you sick. This is because roaches crawl around in sewers, dumpsters, and other dirty places. Many cockroach species lay their eggs in rotting organic matter, which causes baby roaches to be immediately exposed to microorganisms that are harmful to humans, such as salmonella, E. coli, hookworm, and a long list of other bacteria and parasitic worms. Cockroach infestations are a known catalyst for the following symptoms:

  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Dysentery
  • High fever
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid fever
  • And more.

Along with the disease threat cockroaches can present, they can also impact your health in other ways.

  • Cockroach infestations elevate asthma symptoms and increase hospitalizations, particularly for children.
  • Cockroaches can cause rashes when they crawl on your skin while you're sleeping.
  • While not predisposed to biting humans, cockroaches can accidentally bite when they feed on dead skin cells in eyelashes, eyebrows, and around the mouths of sleeping people.

An even greater health crisis can arise when toxic chemicals are used to control them. There are many cockroach species that are resistant to chemicals used in cockroach control products. We'll get more into this in a moment. But, for the sake of this section, it is important to understand that a cockroach can pass through toxic chemicals and not die. This can allow a roach to bring that chemical into your stored foods, dish cabinets, silverware drawer, and other sensitive places.

In light of the health risks and dangers associated with cockroaches, it is best to contact a professional to deal with a roach infestation. A pest control professional uses a wide range of products to get control of cockroaches. Some of the products used are not toxic at all, such as glue boards and baits. Some cockroach control strategies, such as drain cleaning, do not require the use of any control products. If a synthetic cockroach control substance is needed, a professional knows what products to use and how to deploy them according to all manufacturer's safety guidelines. 

Cockroach Reproduction

There are several pest roach species. Each is slightly different in terms of how quickly they can reproduce, but none of them are slouches. The most common pest roach in the world is the German cockroach. One adult female, on her own, can theoretically produce thousands of cockroaches in a year. If you try to exterminate the roaches in your Dallas home and have any success at all, don't get too excited. It is likely that the roaches in your home are reproducing faster than you can take them out.

Licensed professional stays ahead of the curve by scheduling service visits frequently enough to out pace any reproduction that might be occurring, and will use a mixture of interior and exterior control methods to make sure your home remains free of cockroach activity.

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Keeping Harvester Ants Out

When these ants come near to your home, you can keep them out like you would any other ants in Dallas. Here are a few common tips we give for exclusion:

  • Inspect your foundation walls for cracks. Use a foundation repair kit to seal what you can. If you have cracks that can't be sealed with a kit, it is definitely worth contacting a professional to have the cracks sealed. We have many harmful pests in Dallas.
  • Inspect your doors and windows. You would be amazed at how many gaps and holes can be in these areas. A caulking gun is a great tool for this job. Use it to seal around your frames and to fill in any holes created by wood-damaging pests.
  • Inspect around foundation penetrations such as pipes or wires. These can be low to the ground and easily accessible to harvester ants and other pests.

The good news about harvester ants is that they don't prefer to be indoor pests. If they get in, it is likely that they're coming in from the outside. Your exclusion efforts will help to prevent this and reduce indoor sightings.

The Concern About Harvester Ants

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