Cockroaches are one of the most common reasons people obtain professional pest control services. It is believed that Texas has at least 40 species of cockroaches. There are 5 species of major importance in the Houston area with at least one new one pushing very hard to make it 6. They are the American Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach and the Smoky Brown Cockroach. It may not be long before the Asian Cockroach makes the list of important cockroach species. Each species has peculiar behavior patterns making it more difficult to eliminate one species over another. This is but one of the many reasons to select a professional over taking the do-it-yourself approach.

Cockroaches feed on most anything that you do and a lot of things you would not. Not only is the sight of one repulsive but their cast-off skins have been implicated as one of the causes of asthma in humans. Their movement in and around food preparation/serving areas allows the spread of some pathogens that cause diarrhea, food poisoning and dysentery. They are known to contaminate food with their bodies, the droppings they leave behind and bacteria.

Gulf Coast Exterminators achieves control through a combined use of knock down sprays, dusts, residual non-repellant insecticides and specialized baits that have been learned by years of killing each of the above listed species. Anyone can kill an American Cockroach but it takes a trained Professional to eliminate German Cockroaches. Call us today at 281-449-7404 and let us give you a no cost assessment of your pest problems. You’ll be glad you did!