The American cockroach is the largest of the common species. Growing up to 1/2 to 2 inches. Both sexes of adult have wings but seldom fly, although that are capable of short, gliding flights. In warm Texas climate, these roaches often dwell outdoors. They also thrive indoor, with favorable shelter and food supply. They prefer dark moist areas in bathrooms, basements, kitchens, crawl spaces and sewers.
Adult German roaches are light brown and 1/2 to 5/8 inch long. Adults are winged but rarely fly. This roach is the most present in Texas. It produces more eggs per capsule compared to other roaches, causing rapid, troublesome infestations. They thrive in all types of buildings, but are most commonly found in food establishments, apartments, and homes. These roaches dwell in dark, moist areas in kitchens and bathrooms. When populations become large, they can appear throughout a home. German roaches are transported into homes with furniture, dry pet food, potatoes, onions, or even a visitor's purse!
Adult Oriental roaches are dark, glossy brown to black. They measure between 1 to 1 1/4 inches long. They are also winged but do not fly. They move slowly if disturbed. These roaches thrive outdoor in moist areas. Due to dry conditions or cold weather they migrate indoor, invading sewers, drains or damp areas with low to no light.
General Pest Control Spraying is the most common solution to roach pest problems. In some cases, a home's sewer must be treated to control this issue. German Roach treatments are more complex. German Roaches must also be baited for effective control. Please contact us about roach control options, or with any questions or concerns.