Roaches in Houston

Houston Roaches

There are around five types of cockroaches found in the Houston region. They involve the Smoky Brown cockroach, Brown-banded cockroaches, the Oriental cockroach, German cockroach, and the American cockroach. They eat decaying organic matter, which helps in the natural processes of decomposition. Cockroaches also play a vital role in the nitrogen cycle, helping to keep forests healthy. That said, nothing can make you feel uncomfortable in your Houston home like turning the light on in your bathroom and seeing them scurry away. Here are some details into the types of roaches you are most likely to see:

American Cockroaches

The American Cockroaches are brown or dark red, and its exoskeleton has light yellow edges; this cockroach has wings and a length of one to three inches. The female American Cockroach has wings that generally overlaps the abdomen while the male American Cockroaches have wings that are typically longer than the body. Both female and male American Cockroaches possess wings. The best approach to verifying that the American Cockroach is the type of roach overrunning your house is by assessing the backside of its head. If you see a figure-eight shape on the head of the cockroach, your home is undoubtedly inhabited by American Cockroaches.

German Cockroaches

The German Cockroaches have an identifiable and specific appearance that makes it simpler for anyone to identify these types of cockroaches. It is easy to recognize a house infested by German Cockroaches. A fully grown German cockroach is about a half of an inch. These cockroaches are light brown with two distinct black strips on its back. Even though German Cockroaches have wings, it’s uncommon to see them flying around. These cockroaches only cover short distances when they decide to fly.

Oriental Cockroaches 

In Houston, they are commonly called “water bug” or “black beetle.” The Oriental Cockroach has a coloration of dark brown or shiny black and is estimated to be about an inch long. Oriental Cockroaches are significantly larger than German and American Cockroaches.

Brown Banded Cockroaches 

In Houston, they are commonly called “water bug” or “black beetle.” The Oriental Cockroach has a coloration of dark brown or shiny black and is estimated to be about an inch long. Oriental Cockroaches are significantly larger than the German and American Cockroaches.

Smoky Brown Cockroaches

Another potential Houston home invader is the Smokybrown Cockroach. These types of cockroaches most move about at night. This type of cockroach has colorations ranging from black to dark mahogany. It’s one and a half inches long, which makes it the biggest cockroach in Houston.

When to seek professional roach control

Many people don’t know the right time to look for professional roach control. There are several key indicators to observe when deciding whether or not the services of a roach control expert are required.

The minute you see a large number of live roaches or roach feces around or inside your house that is the point you realize you need professional assistance. When you see massive roach droppings in the house, it is a critical indicator that you are facing a severe infestation. Also finding oothecae (egg sacs) in the house. It only indicates that they are breeding aggressively and need urgent control.

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