Cockroaches are very nasty-looking pests. There are several thousand different species of roaches, but there are only about four different types that can cause problems in your home. Roaches carry diseases and multiply extremely fast.
Types of Cockroaches
Smokey Brown Cockroach
The smoky brown is a common pest of homes along the Gulf Coast from central Florida to eastern Texas. It travels from trees onto houses and is commonly attracted to homes to feed on improperly maintained trash containers and pet food on patios and decks.
The smoky brown cockroach usually invades the attic or crawl space where it finds conditions similar to those found within a tree hole. Once populations grow large inside these areas, the cockroaches regularly venture down into the home.
This cockroach thrives in warm, damp environments, such as sewers, steam tunnels, basements, crawl spaces, and boiler rooms. In southern states, it will also be found living and breeding outdoors.
Like all cockroaches it will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won't.
Cockroaches are Health Hazards
Cockroaches are considered harmful for several reasons:
- Health hazards: Cockroaches are known to carry and spread diseases such as E. coli and salmonella, which can cause food poisoning and other illnesses in humans.
- Contamination: Cockroaches can contaminate food and surfaces in homes and kitchens, leading to an unpleasant odor and unsanitary conditions.
- Property damage: Cockroaches can damage paper products, books, and wallpaper by feeding on glue and bindings.
Treat Your Cockroach Problem
By working with Williams Pest Control, you can effectively get rid of cockroaches and prevent them from causing further harm to your health and property.