Pests flourish as the weather outside gets warmer. Because of this, summertime in the Lone Star State tends to have homeowners swatting and squashing insects left and right. Homeowners in Texas are apt to find a wide array of insect pests inside their homes during the hot summer months when temperatures rise into the triple digits.


South Texas is always especially hot and humid, creating a prime environment for pests to thrive. One of the most commonly encountered pests South Texans face during the summer is cockroaches. As cockroaches and other types of pests seek refuge and comfort indoors, homeowners in this region of the state must fight pests constantly in their homes.


Cockroaches flourish during South Texas’ sweltering summers. Texas is home to several different species of cockroaches. While they often spend a good deal of time outdoors, some species move indoors, including the most common German variety and the American cockroach. Their main reasons for moving inside are for shelter and to find food.


Cockroaches are nocturnal omnivores. They typically rest during the day, avoiding sunlight by hiding in dark corners and out-of-the-way areas where they are least likely to be disturbed. At night, they are active, always hunting for food, which can include everything from food scraps and crumbs to wallpaper paste and other insects to all kinds of garbage. 


It is extremely important to get a handle on cockroaches in your home because they can contaminate your food with disease pathogens (e.g., salmonella and E. coli bacteria) and cause health issues such as asthma and allergies. To keep cockroaches at bay, you should make sure to tidy the environment outdoors–clear debris and yard waste and clean out gutters, for instance. And while you’re at it, seal gaps around access points like doors, windows, and cracks in areas where the foundation of your house meets the ground. You should also keep your indoor space clean and as clutter-free as possible. 


To further prevent cockroach infestations, you also should secure the services of a professional pest control company to mitigate them according to a pest management plan. A successful pest mitigation plan will begin with a thorough inspection of your property; the next steps following visual identification of cockroaches and areas where they congregate will include the application of safe and effective insecticide products to exterminate them.

If you need pest management services in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Absolute Pest Management. Absolute Pest Management employs experienced, skilled professionals who have the training to handle all your pest problems. Absolute Pest Management is your best choice for quality pest control in the central Texas area. For any issues regarding pest treatment, pest extermination, or pest management, Absolute Pest Management is the professional company to call! Contact Absolute Pest Management online at any time or by phone at 512-444-0262 to learn more about the services they have to offer and to receive a free pest control quote.