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For many Houston residents, summer brings sun, heat, rain, and with it, more opportunities to go outside and have some fun. Unfortunately, summer also brings out a lot of pests. And while you may notice some of these like ants and cockroaches year-round, the increased Houston heat provides a thriving environment for them and more pesky pests. For example, ticks and scorpions, actually prefer warmer temperatures.

With a reputation of being able to survive a nuclear meltdown, it’s no wonder that roaches absolutely love the heat in Houston, Texas! Sticky, hot air acts as a perfect environment for these infamously hardy pests who have little tolerance for cold. Roaches can actually sense the humidity in the air and uses this to denote that it’s the perfect time for breeding. And that just means more roaches hanging out on your property.

Originating from Southeast Asia, the Asian cockroach (Blatella asahinai) has spread throughout the world. Carrying with them germs and diseases that can be hazardous to human health, these pests look a lot like other common cockroaches but have some very different characteristics. This means that the approach to this type of roach control must also be unique, so understanding more about these pests can help you to keep them away from your home or property.

Often considered the only species that could survive a nuclear meltdown, cockroaches have hearty dispositions among their more than 4,500 various species. Of the 30 species that are commonly found around humans, many of them may look alike but are not at all the same.

Roaches. Carriers of filth and grime with a reputation of being able to withstand even the most devastating of nuclear disasters. If you think you may have a roach problem, then you have probably seen one or more roaches in your home, possibly in the kitchen or bathroom. Even if you have a home that you believe to be free of cracks and entry points, roaches are masters at sneaking in to find the food and water resources they need. Let’s take a look at the signs that roaches might be in your home, and then investigate how they might be getting in.

Knowing your enemy has been said to be one of the best strategies for defeating your enemy, and the adage particularly holds true with cockroaches. The most effective way to embark on a cockroach extermination or cockroach control plan is to first understand as much as you can about the creepy critters. And as grotesque as the cockroach may be, the characteristics that make them hearty survivors can be downright fascinating.

We have been noticing an influx of Asian cockroaches in the Houston area. Although they are similar to the German cockroach, there are differences. Improper identification of this cockroach can result in ineffective control. The Main Differences The appearances are almost identical, but the Asian cockroach can fly, sometimes up to 120 feet! The German cockroach has wings as well but cannot fly. The Asian cockroach is found primarily outdoors in leafy piles and in shady areas. When they do come into your home you will see them in plain sight. They are attracted to the light whereas the German roach hides from the light.

To some, cockroaches are one of the most loathed pests in the world. Their survival abilities are amazing. For instance, cockroaches can live an entire month without food! They can also survive a week without a head - only  dying because they can’t drink water.

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