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Del Rio Homeowners Guide To Effective Cockroach Control Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas

Del Rio Homeowners' Guide To Effective Cockroach Control

When it comes to keeping cockroaches out of Del Rio homes, there are a few things that residents ought to know. It helps to understand the types of cockroaches and their unique habits and it’s also important to understand the health risks that cockroaches are responsible for as well as quick tips that will deter cockroaches throughout the year. One of the most important ways to protect homes from cockroaches is with Del Rio pest control from Gold Star Exterminators. We specialize in providing homeowners with the trusted services as well as education that they need in order to stay safe from these hazardous creatures. Here are all of the tips that homeowners need in order to ensure effective cockroach control. 

Cockroaches are very common pests in the Del Rio community and there are nearly half a dozen species that locals might encounter. Here are the most common types of cockroaches and what you need to know about them: 

  • German cockroach: This species is identifiable by its metallic brown and silver coloring as well as the two black stripes that run down its head. While it has a complete set of wings, the German cockroach doesn’t fly. It is also one of the most common species of cockroach in the area and is particularly problematic because it is developing an immunity to many readily-available pesticides. 
  • Brown-banded cockroach: The brown-banded cockroach is also very easy to identify because of its amber-colored body and the dark brown bands that run horizontally across its body. The males have wings and can fly, while the females have wings, but they are undeveloped and they are not capable of flight. 
  • Smoky brown cockroach: This small light brown-colored cockroach has hard-to-miss antennae that are curved, and with its small wings, it is able to take flight. The smoky brown cockroach usually lives outside in wooded areas and prefers pockets of mulch or flower beds that have been overwatered. 
  • Oriental cockroach: The Oriental cockroach is one of the larger species in the Del Rio area, which makes it hard to miss. This species is also known as the water bug, not because it swims but because it usually maneuvers through sewer systems in order to gain access to homes. 
  • American cockroach: This type of cockroach is the largest in the area and is a deep brown color. It also has wings, which allow it to take flight, which it is actually adept at. The American cockroach has a distinct figure-eight pattern on its back as well and usually lives outside.

Each cockroach that Del Rio homeowners encounter is different in their habits as well as the methods that are necessary to eliminate them, which is why professional help is so imperative. For more information on cockroach prevention, contact Gold Star Exterminators today. 

Roaches In The Home Can Spread Diseases And Trigger Allergies

Part of the reason why cockroaches are such a potentially hazardous problem for homeowners is because of the health risks that they’re associated with. Sure, cockroaches might nibble away at leather furniture, but that’s no match for the harmful pathogens that they spread simply by existing. 

To start, cockroaches are commonly associated with an increase in psychological stress and anxiety in people who have lived in infested homes. In part, this is derived from the stigma that’s associated with having a cockroach problem and the concern of how it appears to others. Katsaridaphobia, or the fear of cockroaches, is also a very real issue for many people. But cockroaches can also ignite a significant amount of worry just by existing. Cockroach problems tend to be very persistent and difficult for the average homeowner to live through, which is how some people get diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome after having an infestation. 

The other form of issue that cockroaches bring to the homes they invade is the spread of health hazards. Cockroaches in the area and across the globe are commonly associated with giardia, E. coli infections, salmonellosis, streptococcus infections, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, food poisoning, staphylococcus infections, leprosy, gastroenteritis, listeriosis, and more. They usually go about spreading the pathogens and bacteria that lead to these issues when they shed their skin and body parts during the molting process. This can happen up to half a dozen times before a cockroach reaches maturation. Cockroaches can also be problematic when they leave behind their fecal matter and saliva. It’s common for cockroaches to infest food that gets left out on the counter or in fridges, as well as pantry items that aren’t properly stored. 

Cockroaches are also often linked with an increase in asthma and allergies particularly when particles of their skin and feces spread throughout the air. The allergens that these items contain act in similar ways to dust mites and cause issues like wheezing, difficulty breathing, and sinus infections.

For more information on cockroach control, contact Gold Star Exterminators today.

Five No-Nonsense Cockroach Prevention Tips For Around The House

Actively working to prevent cockroach outbreaks is one of the smartest things that local homeowners can do. These pests are notoriously difficult to eliminate once they begin to appear, so taking a proactive stance against them is always wise. Here are five no-nonsense tips that will help make homes unappealing to cockroaches:

1. Keep things clean. 

While cockroaches are not exclusively lured to properties with hygiene issues, an abundant mess certainly doesn’t work in a homeowner’s favor. In order to make homes fully unattractive to cockroaches, it’s important to get rid of messes, which may come in the form of stacks of old boxes, overflowing trash bins, spills that haven’t been cleaned up, and a scattering of food debris.

2. Take water seriously. 

Cockroaches need ample water supplies in order to survive so it’s no surprise that leaks and humidity are two factors that attract them in the first place. Look for moisture issues on a regular basis in places like gutters, kitchen sinks, toilets, pipes, and bathtubs regularly and fix any issues that arise. 

3. Be careful with food. 

Another thing that cockroaches love is food, and they’re not fussy. Try to avoid keeping foods like pantry snacks and baking ingredients in their factory packaging and instead, store them in sealed containers that get cleaned out thoroughly between uses. 

4. Seal up openings. 

Cockroaches are masters of fitting through any opening that they find and can even use things like sewer systems. Be sure to fill cracks in foundations with silicone-based caulk, install door sweeps where they’re needed, and apply weatherstripping around ill-fitting doors and windows. Additionally, inspect all boxes before bringing them inside, as cockroaches are known to invade things that sit on the porch.

5. Bring in professional help. 

The most effective way to ensure that cockroach infestations don’t happen is with help from a trusted pest control specialist. These services will create a protective barrier and involve products that the average homeowner doesn’t have access to. 

For more information on cockroach prevention, please contact Gold Star Exterminators today. 

The Secret Weapon To Total Cockroach Control For Del Rio Homes

When it comes to Del Rio homeowners effectively handling cockroach problems, the secret weapon is easily accessible. These pests are tenacious and unyielding; however, they are no match for professional pest control. While there are do-it-yourself methods that homeowners can access readily, they fail to address the root cause of cockroach appearances in the first place and they are certainly incapable of eradicating an entire infestation that may easily contain dozens, even hundreds, of members. But professional pest control is very different. It provides homeowners with tangible results that work in conjunction with the realities of daily life. 

At Gold Star Exterminators, we understand just how problematic cockroaches can be, which is why our professional cockroach control services work to simultaneously address current roach problems while also taking an active stance against them. With 30 years of experience, we understand exactly what attracts cockroaches to local homes and what we can do in order to curb them entirely. 

We know that everyone has different needs, which is why we offer one-time services to address cockroaches as well as ongoing support throughout the year for preventive maintenance. Our one-time visits come with a 30-day warranty and address both the interior and exterior of homes as well as a three-foot spray service outside for additional protection. Our quarterly and quarterly plus programs use routine visits to not only eliminate cockroaches but keep them from coming back. 

As a fully licensed company, we will always put our customers’ safety first, which is why we use data-driven products and methods. We also ensure that each product that we use is safe for the entire household. We also offer the option of monthly green services that are equally effective on cockroaches but that are totally organic.

No matter what the situation calls for, the team at Gold Star Exterminators will be there to address cockroaches fully. Our team is knowledgeable and will work one-on-one with you to provide the education that you need in order to further deter cockroaches between our visits.

For more information on our cockroach control services, please call us today.

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