Thirty species of cockroaches are known to exist in Texas. Thankfully, only a few are considered indoor pests. The vast majority live their entire lives outside, and that's just fine by us!
It can be more than a little horrifying to go into your kitchen flip on the light and see scurrying little bugs head under your fridge or cabinets. Millions all over the world are faced with just this scenario every day. Cockroaches can easily survive anywhere but in warmer climates, like Houston, these resilient insects will flourish. If you are living in an apartment or condo the problem can quickly take on a life of its own with multiple units to hide in.
American cockroaches are a problem in many Texas properties and they can cause serious stress for home and business owners. Also known as palmetto bugs or water bugs, they are approximately two inches in length and their large size makes a lot of people squirm! They are oval, normally shiny reddish brown in color with long and threadlike antennae and a pale brown figure eight shaped band on the back of their heads. You may have them in your home or business in the warmer months in humid areas that have access to food. The Houston pest control professionals at Holder’s Pest Solutions know the dangers that these bugs can pose, which is why we’ve come up with a few prevention tips for South Texas property owners to keep these large cockroaches at bay.