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If you see or suspect cockroach activity, there are things you can do yourself to treat and prevent them. Usually though, the presence of cockroaches indicates that there is a larger pest issue that needs to be dealt with. Give us a call or fill out the contact form and we’ll schedule a thorough inspection to recommend the best treatment plan individualized to your needs.

What Kinds Of Cockroaches Do We Have Along The Gulf Coast?

Along the Gulf Coast, we mainly deal with American, Smokey Brown, and German cockroaches.

Smokey Brown cockroach species usually live around the exterior of a house in the trees and landscaping. The males of this species are usually the ones to gain entry to the home, which is not their normal element. If they cannot find a type of food source, they will ultimately end up dying.

The German cockroach, however, thrives inside homes. They can be found in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. They are more of a sanitation of issue. They like the same things we like (mostly). They like our food. They like to hide in piles of dirty clothes and cluttered spaces. German cockroaches feed on a multitude of things; anywhere from crumbs that we have, to glue. Part of their diet is starch, which is found in glue.

Are Cockroaches Dangerous Or Just An Annoying Nuisance?

Roaches are very unlikely to bite except in cases of extreme infestation, but they can trigger asthma attacks. They can also spread disease. They are often found in sewers. They like to live in very unappealing places and are very unsanitary.