Cockroach Extermination In Austin
Musty, pungent odor around your property? Dark, smear marks on walls? Those are tell-tale signs of a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are a few of the most common pests you can find in homes and businesses in Austin. Maintaining a clean home won’t prevent them from getting inside your property. They seek out the darkness, moisture, and warmth your home provides. Food is just a bonus!
Cockroaches enter properties through pipes, drains, cracks, and loose-fitting doors and windows. Sometimes, they hitchhike in beverage cartons, grocery bags, furniture pieces, and dry pet food. Getting rid of roaches is very challenging—and you need an expert to exterminate them completely. Thankfully, our professional pest control technicians at Andy Howard’s Pest Control can effectively exterminate these pesky roaches and prevent them from coming back. Call us today for a free quote!
Are Cockroaches Dangerous?
Cockroaches are creepy pests because they thrive in humid, dark, and warm environments. Roaches are associated with dirt and contamination and can cause major health issues and property damages. They can contaminate food and spread more than 30 different kinds of bacteria, including salmonella and E.coli. They also damage books, leather, and other materials—and cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks in adults and children.
Not sure if you have roaches? Give us a call to schedule an inspection right away!
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Common Species of Cockroaches
Here are some of the main types of cockroaches we at Andy Howard’s pest control notice throughout Austin, TX:
American cockroaches are reddish-brown, with a yellow “8” pattern on the back of their heads. They have wings and can fly short distances—which can be terrifying. These pests are opportunistic feeders—eating anything from fish, peanuts, fruit, bread, pet food, dead insects, decaying leaves, and more.
These pests will move inside properties when they experience a sudden change in climate or food shortage. They generally thrive in moist spaces but can survive in dry spots if they have enough water. And you can often find them in sewers and basements—which isn’t reassuring.
Brown-banded cockroaches are oval-shaped with two light brown bands across their body. Males tend to appear lighter than females. Their coloring helps them blend in with your food, cabinets, and furniture.
These cockroaches prefer warm, dry areas and are usually inside closets, cabinets, and pantries. They also hide under electronics and behind picture frames and clocks.
These cockroaches will consume any food product in your pantry or kitchen. Sometimes, they even eat wallpaper, books, envelopes, stockings, and other non-food items.
German cockroaches have tan to light brown coloring with parallel dark stripes on their backs. While they have wings, they rarely fly and prefer running. Throughout the world, this cockroach thrives in households. You’ll often see them around kitchens and bathrooms.
German cockroaches have a wide food palate. They are typically attracted to sugars, meats, starches, and fatty foods. Moreover, they won’t hesitate to consume toothpaste, glue, soap, and other items.
Signs That You Might Have Cockroach Infestation
- A musty, pungent smell
- Droppings that resemble coffee grounds or black pepper in corners or the backs of cabinets
- You have eggs in warm, humid areas like the bathroom or kitchen
- You see a dead or live cockroach in warm, humid spaces
- Dark, irregular shaped smear marks on wall floor junctions and horizontal surfaces
- Shed skin and egg casings, usually found in dark areas they are nesting in
- Chew marks and other signs of damage on items other than just food packaging
What Can You Do To Prevent Cockroaches
- Keep your environment clean—cockroaches love clutter.
- Never leave food out overnight in the kitchen.
- Restrict food consumption to one room—food crumbs in your room attracts them.
- Store all food in sealed containers.
- Make sure your trash can has a tight-fitting lid, and empty it each night.
- Get rid of entry points. Seal utility pipes and crawl spaces.
- Remove anything roaches can use as shelters, such as cardboard and paper.
- Call a pest control professional if you suspect a roach infestation
Andy Howard’s Cockroach Extermination Service
We’ve been doing this service for more than 45 years—providing reliable pest control services to both commercial and residential clients. We use safe compounds to remove cockroaches without harming your family, pets, and the environment. Call us today for dependable pest control services. Our team always works hard to establish long-term relationships with our clients.