Cockroach Exterminator, Control, and Treatment in Lubbock TX

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German Cockroach Problem

The German Cockroach is one of the most common cockroach species in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle. The German Cockroach thrives in filth, but even the cleanest bathrooms and kitchens can fall prey to these pests. Once a German Cockroach population takes hold in your home, they reproduce rapidly and can be very challenging to control. If you suspect a German Cockroach problem in your home or office, you’d better call Bug Tech.


Cockroach Infestation in Lubbock and Amarillo TX

Lubbock, like other cities in Texas, is always at risk of a roach invasion. Easily the most feared of all pests, Texas has the unfortunate title of having more cockroaches than anywhere else in the United States. The roaches here aren’t the biggest, but our hot weather, mild winters, and urban population can still breed roaches that average 2 inches in size.

Some locals will refer to cockroaches as water bugs, but that’s actually something different. Cockroaches are categorized as non-aggressive insects, whereas water bugs deliver a painful bite when threatened. Water bugs are aquatic and can become pests for boat docks, porch decks, and homes near large bodies of water.

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Types of Roaches in Texas

Due to our dry, non-humid climate, cockroaches in West Texas are smaller than in Houston and Dallas. However, brown-banded cockroaches, American cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and German cockroaches are several species in the area that can quickly infest homes, apartments, offices, hotels, and restaurants. Whether you live in student dorms at Texas Tech or own a multi-story mansion, cockroaches can affect anyone.

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Identifying a Roach Problem

Most homeowners and businesses call pest control after spotting live roaches. There’s a good reason for that approach. Roach infestations can happen overnight. Seeing roach eggs, nymphs, feces, or all three is an indicator of a larger population. It can be challenging to discover an infestation, as roaches are nocturnal and prefer dark corners and crevices. They are especially attracted to dark, warm moist areas like behind buzzing refrigerators, stoves, sinks, wallpaper, leaky pipes, motors, and more.

Contact Bug Tech at first sight and, if possible, capture a live roach. The German cockroach is the most difficult species of cockroach to exterminate, and Bug Tech offers specialized treatment for German roaches.

Preventative Measures and Treatments

Roaches are feared for their ability to survive almost anything, including large amounts of radiation. Chemicals in consumer-available foggers and sprays aren’t as effective on roaches and infestations and require the assistance of a certified pest control company.

At Bug Tech, most roach species are handled by our general pest control service. This prevents entry from outdoors into a home or other building. Our customers routinely find dead roaches outside on sidewalks and pavement after treatment.


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Behavior & Risks

Most of us know cockroaches are repulsive. They live in our sewer pipes, in our trash, and commonly invade the bathroom and kitchen, where they have an easy meal. Meals are easy to come by for the roach. They eat food leftovers, paper, cardboard boxes, glue, excrement, dead skin, and even other roaches. They can even survive without a food source for a month.

With a natural lifespan of more than a year, cockroaches are social insects and reproduce quickly. Female German roaches lay up to 50 eggs at a time. Left untreated, this pest can quickly infest an entire building. They are highly adaptable and can quickly move to a couch, cabinet, TV, or even next door. Their speed and versatility of movement aid them. Cockroaches can swim, fly, and jump.

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The Hidden Dangers of Cockroaches: Bites, Bacteria, and Allergic Reactions

Cockroaches are capable of biting but rarely do. Roaches are harmful to humans and pets because they pick up bacteria and disease through the food they eat, which survives in their digestive tract. Roaches carry hundreds of diseases, including salmonella, poliovirus, typhoid, yellow fever, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. Because of their foul odor, cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions and cause chronic asthma in children.

Contact Bug Tech for Professional Cockroach Extermination

While DIY treatments such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and glue traps can provide temporary relief, they often fall short of addressing a full-scale pest infestation. Enlisting the help of a professional cockroach exterminator from Bug Tech guarantees a comprehensive approach to cockroach control. Our experts begin with a thorough inspection to craft a tailored exterminator treatment plan, focusing on identifying and sealing entry points to prevent future invasions. Trust Bug Tech to provide the expertise needed to ensure your space is cockroach-free.

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