Expert Roach Exterminator in Houston, TX
Musty odor around your home? Pepper-like droppings under the refrigerator? These are signs of a cockroach infestation. Don’t let these pesky roaches ruin your Houston home or business. Contact Stampede Pest Control today for a free quote or to schedule an inspection. Whether you’re dealing with roaches in your business or home, we can help you promptly with guaranteed service.
Our Roach Pest Control Process
When you call us, we conduct a thorough inspection to find all problem areas. We check all possible entry points, including light fixtures, doors, window frames, and garbage areas. We look for all nesting sites, water sources, food sources, and everything else that’s both attracting them and keeping them at your house.
Using the gathered information, we create a customized treatment plan that’s guaranteed to work or we treat your home/business at no additional cost until the problem is resolved.
The extermination process
We use the latest technology to create a strong barrier against roaches, spiders, and other pests. Moreover, we use baits and treat the spaces in between bricks close to the ground to get rid of breeding and nesting insects. Our process is thorough, non-invasive, and doesn’t require you to interrupt your daily life.
One treatment doesn’t keep the pests away forever. So we perform follow up treatments to keep the pests away permanently if you sign up for one of our year-round pest management plans.
Regardless of the type of cockroach problem you have, it’s crucial to deal with it as soon as possible. And when it comes to roaches, you want a team with the knowledge, experience, and equipment to do the job properly. At Stampede Pest Control, we have all of the above and we can help you quickly. Call now for a free quote.
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Roach Facts & Common Questions
Do I Have Cockroaches?
Just because you haven’t seen a cockroach in your home or business doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Cockroaches are nocturnal insects that can survive even with the smallest amount of food and water. They are adept at hiding and can live almost anywhere. This is why it’s a good idea to have regular general Houston pest control treatments. These keep roaches and other common problem insects out of your home and business all year.
Cockroaches love moist, warm areas. This is where they prefer to feed and breed. They enter properties through the smallest gaps and crevices, from doors, windows, and vents to pipes and sinks.
Perfect Nesting Sites
Their nests are often found in crawl spaces, behind refrigerators, under stoves, and in other compact areas. They love nesting in dark hiding places near water and food where they won’t be disturbed.
All types of cockroaches go through three life stages: egg, nymph, and adult. While it takes about two months for a cockroach egg to hatch on average, the egg stage can last from 14 to 100 days, depending on the climate and species. Once these eggs hatch, they undergo the nymph stage and go through many molts. After the final molt, the nymphs finally approach the adult stage.
What Do Roaches Cause?
The presence of cockroaches is synonymous with filth, dirt, and poor hygiene. Why? Their body parts, saliva, and feces have allergens that cause allergic reactions and spread bacteria. These insects are carriers of organisms that cause cholera, typhoid fever, and salmonellosis.
Why And When To Call a Professional Exterminator
Pest infestations are hard to control and manage for non-professionals. Usually, do-it-yourself options only solve current problems but fail to address the issue of the eggs which will hatch in the near future. At the end of the day, contacting professional exterminators like Stampede Pest Control is the only way to guarantee the problem is fully treated.
Warning Signs of Roach Infestation
Act immediately upon seeing any of the following:
- Live roaches
- Dead roaches
- Roach shells
- Roach feces
- Strong musky, oily odor
The faster you act and talk to a pest control team, the quicker you can solve the problem and prevent it from turning into a full infestation.
Common Species Of Roaches In Texas
Adult German cockroaches are light brown with parallel stripes on their backs. They start their lives as eggs inside a casing called oothecae. Female cockroaches carry this on their abdomen for around two days before hatching. Then, it is deposited in a safe, hidden location. Once ready, nymphs emerge from them as small insects. In optimal conditions, German cockroach nymphs molt around six to seven times in 100 days. The adult life stage starts with the last successful molting.
German roaches can feed on almost anything, even objects with zero nutritional value. What’s even more surprising is that they can avoid and detect many insecticides.
American cockroaches are a bit red in color, with a yellow band outlining the part behind their head. They live mainly outdoors, but it’s not uncommon to find these invasive insects inside homes and businesses. Once they experience a change in climate or food shortage outside, they move inside the house or business.
Adult American roaches have wings but can only fly short distances. They feed on many kinds of food items–pretty much everything you have in your pantry. When living outside, they eat fungi, algae, decaying leaves, and small insects.
Brown-banded cockroaches are dark brown in color with brown bands across their bodies. Their color and size allow them to blend into their environment, so finding them can be difficult. They love living near refrigerator motors and other electronic equipment to avoid bright light and water.
Female brown-banded cockroaches produce around 14 oothecae in their lifetime. The time needed for these eggs to hatch varies a lot, depending on environmental conditions. In harsh surroundings, hatching can take as long as 276 days.
Brown-banded cockroaches feed on almost anything. Their diet can range from books and boxes to trash and pantry food items. Sometimes, they even feed on other roach species.
Oriental cockroaches are reddish-brown and are primarily an outdoor species. People often see them around debris, firewood, stones, and leaves, as well as beneath porches. While they love living outdoors, these insects tend to invade properties during the summer season.
For oriental cockroaches, damp, sheltered areas are the best nests and hiding spaces. After carrying the oothecae for around two days, the female lays it in a safe, dark nest near food supplies. When will it hatch? Unlike other pests, oriental cockroaches have a seasonal developmental cycle. The highest number of oriental cockroaches typically appear in early summer or late spring. This number goes down by early fall and late summer because of natural mortality.
Oriental cockroaches feed on all types of food, including decaying organic matter. They can also survive even with little to no food.
Adult smokey-brown cockroaches are mahogany in color and shiny in appearance. In general, they eat plant materials, but can easily find their way inside homes and feed on any other organic debris. They get attracted to interior lights and enter properties through open doors, windows, and small gaps in the foundation. Some of their favorite hiding areas? Garage sheds, water meter boxes, and roof shingles.
If you think there’s a smokey-brown cockroach infestation in your home, call us. During her entire lifetime, a female can produce an average of 10 oothecae, with approximately 20 eggs each time. You don’t want the problem to get worse.
How Do We Get Rid of Roaches
We begin with a home exterior treatment.
Cockroaches and other pests reproduce quickly, so you need efficient treatments all-year-round. Fortunately, our exterior services can minimize pests, and lessen the chances of future infestations.
We used specialized baits and sprays.
We use this method on all possible entry points, garages, breeding sites, attics, and crawl spaces.
Odor control management and sanitation.
Our team at Stampede Pest Control uses odor-free powders and baits. Rest assured that we place them in strategic locations, and away from people and pets. Most of the time, we only do minimal and light odor-free spraying indoors.
Got Roach Problem? Call Stampede Pest Control Now!
When it comes to roach problems, trust only the best exterminators in town. With the help of Stampede Pest Control, you can keep your home safe from unwanted guests at all times. From our President to our technicians, you’ll find there is no company in Houston that knows more about pest control than we do. Call us now to learn more about our fast, reliable, and dependable pest control services. Consistent 100% satisfaction guaranteed!