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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.

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