If you’ve been in Carrollton, or any other city in Texas, then you know that cockroaches aren’t uncommon here. While you may have to deal with them outside in public, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for them coming into your home. First, let’s go over the two distinct types of cockroaches you’ll find in Carrollton and surrounding areas. The American Cockroach These typically live outdoors in wood piles or hollow trees. If you live anywhere near trees, then you might have a hollow tree, and that’s perfect for these to nest in. It’s common for residents in Carrollton, Texas to encounter these outside. Many people also find a few of them in their homes. These cockroaches will enter through cracks found near loose-fitting windows, or holes where electric wires or pipes pass through. These usually won’t hide immediately when you turn on the lights. If you have been having these type of pest enter your home and you would like to not encounter them in the future, we can come out and spray around your house. We’ll also inspect your home and cover up any problematic areas where they are entering from. The German Cockroach The German cockroach is the disgusting cockroach that most people think of when they think about cockroaches. They’re typically about a half-inch in length, and they have wings when they’re adults. If you notice one of these in your home, then you need to call us immediately. Once they’re in your home, German cockroaches can lay egg capsules, which hatch in about three days after being deposited in your home. Each capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs. Within a few days of entering your home, you could soon be dealing with 10s, if not 100s of cockroaches, depending on how many females there are. These are active at night, and are afraid of the light. They’re found in kitchens and bathrooms because they look for a source of food, moisture and warmth. Other common areas they’re found include attics, crawl spaces, and garbage areas. The German cockroach has also become more resistant to over-the-counter insecticides over recent years. This is another reason why it’s important that you call us at the first sign of these pests in your home. Call Carrollton Pest Solutions Provider today! Everyone agrees that the cockroach is one of the most disgusting insects. Not only are they disgusting, but they are also known to transmit food poisoning, salmonella and typhoid. We care about the safety of your family, pets, and home. If you suspect cockroaches, please be sure to call (972) 325-0760, and we’ll send out our Carrollton exterminators immediately.