If you’ve been in Irving, or any other city in Texas, then you know that cockroaches aren’t uncommon here. While you may have to deal with them outside in public, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for them coming into your home. First, let’s go over the Irving cockroach which is seen as two distinct types.
Irving Cockroach: The American Cockroach
The American cockroach, and other similar cockroaches such as the smokey brown cockroach or oriental cockroach, can reach up to two inches in size. You might hear friends and family refer to these as tree roaches or wood roaches. People will use a number of names to keep from calling them cockroaches. These cockroaches typically live outdoors in wood piles or hollow trees. If you live anywhere near trees, then you probably have a hollow tree somewhere that’s perfect for these cockroaches to nest in. It’s common for Irving residents to encounter these cockroaches outside. Many people also find a few of them in their homes in week. These cockroaches will often enter through cracks found near loose-fitting windows, or holes where electric wires or pipes pass through. These cockroaches usually won’t hide immediately when you turn on the lights. If you have been having these cockroaches enter your home and you would like to not encounter them in the future, we can come out and spray around your house. We’ll also inspect your home and cover up any problematic areas where they are entering from.
Irving Cockroach: The German Cockroach
The German cockroach is the disgusting cockroach that most people think of when they think about cockroaches. They’re typically about a half-inch in length and they have wings when they’re adults. If you notice one of these cockroaches in your home, then you need to call us immediately. Once they’re in your home, German cockroaches can lay egg capsules, which hatch in about three days after being deposited in your home. Each capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs. This means that within a few days of a cockroach entering your home, you could soon be dealing with 10s, if not 100s of cockroaches, depending on how many females there are. These cockroaches are active at night, and are afraid of the light. They’re often found in kitchens and bathrooms because they look for a source of food, moisture and warmth. Other common areas they’re found include attics, crawl spaces, and garbage areas. The German cockroach has also become more resistant to over-the-counter insecticides over recent years. This is another reason why it’s important that you call us immediately at the first sign of such a cockroach in your home.
Everyone agrees that the cockroach is one of the most disgusting insects. Not only are they disgusting, but cockroaches are also known to transmit food poisoning, salmonella and typhoid. We care about the safety of your family, pets, and home. If you suspect cockroaches, please be sure to call us or any other qualified cockroach expert in the area.