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For Fast, Affordable & Effective Cockroach Exterminator service, call Hartz Pest Control.

Hartz is a leading cockroach exterminator for Houston home and business owners. We have been serving the Greater Houston area since 1989. We are licensed, insured and guarantee our cockroach pest control services.

Everyone wants to know are cockroaches dangerous and where do they live? We know all the secrets about these sneaky pests so we can help you get rid of any cockroaches you may have by developing a custom treatment plan for your property.

What are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a beetle-like insect that comes in many varieties. The most common types are American, Smoky Brown, and German roaches that are red or brown. They eat just about any organic material including human food, plants, and more.

Where do they Live?

Cockroaches tend to be attracted to warm, moist areas where they can breed and feed simultaneously. They are often found inside of walls and under sinks where they have easy access to water.

How to Tell if Your Home is Infested?

Roaches tend to hide in the dark and run away if a light is flipped on in your home. If you suspect an infestation, you will need to get a flashlight and go hunting. The best place to look is under kitchen and bathroom cabinets, around light fixtures, and under small kitchen appliances. If a cockroach infestation is present, you may begin seeing streaks of dark dust left behind as they feed. These are just the most common signs of a cockroach infestation, but eventually, they will start coming out into the light if their nest becomes overcrowded. It is best not to delay treatment.

Why Should You Be Worried?

Cockroaches carry a host of harmful diseases, and they tend to leave behind a wide path of debris and waste in their wake. Their byproducts can contaminate food and spread illness quickly including salmonella, gastroenteritis, and staph.

When to Call an Exterminator

At the first sign of roach in your home is enough to cause alarm. If you have started seeing roaches here or there, it is time to call an exterminator immediately. The longer you wait, the larger their nest will grow, and you could be faced with a costly extermination service process.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Houston?

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Hartz Pest Control uses kid and pet safe methods to eliminate pests in Houston, Texas. We begin by treating the exterior of the home to prevent any roaches from coming inside the house. Once they are inside, we use specialized sprays to kill adults and kill eggs before they can hatch. This is the only way to disrupt the rapid multiplication of these pests once they’ve moved in.

If you’re afraid that you have a cockroach infestation on your hands, call Hartz Pest Control today, and we will schedule a free consultation and inspection and provide immediate eradication service. Completing the job in a timely manner.

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Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Cypress, Katy

Types of Cockroaches in Houston

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Cockroaches have three distinct live stages: the egg, several nymphal stages and the adult. Fertilized adult females produce small bean-like capsules that contain several eggs. Capsules may be dropped or glued to surfaces by the female. Nymphs that emerge from the eggs resemble the adult cockroaches but are smaller and have undeveloped rudimentary wings. Several nymphal stages my occur as the cockroach molts and finally reaches the adult stage. The life cycles take 3 months to 3 years to mature in your home depending on the species an environmental condition.

German Cockroach

The German cockroach is the most common in Texas. This light brown roach is marked with two dark stripes that run lengthwise on the head and thorax. Adult males and females are winged but rarely fly and are about 1/2 inch in length. German roaches thrive in all types of buildings and often are found in kitchens in home and commercial food establishments. They are the most prolific in the number of offspring they produce. The female carries her egg capsule until just before the nymphs hatch.

American Cockroach

The American cockroach is the largest of the common house-infesting cockroaches. The American roach is reddish brown with a light-yellow band around the edge of the prothorax or head shield. In adults, which fly occasionally, the wings cover the entire abdomen. They are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long and prefer warm, damp, dark areas such as sewers. American cockroaches are found in alleyways, lawns, shade trees, and other high organic matter situations. Homes, commercial food establishments and other buildings that provide favorable shelters and ample food are infested frequently.

Brown-banded Cockroach

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The Brown-banded cockroach is light gold to glossy brown in color. It is similar in size and outline to the German cockroach. Transverse yellow bands cross the base of the wings and the abdomen. In adults, which fly occasionally, the wings cover the body. The female’s wings are short. Females glue their egg capsules to surfaces. Nymphal brown-banded roaches have a pronounced yellow band across their backs. Brown-banded roaches prefer starchy foods and have a low water requirement. They are usually found scattered throughout homes, apartments, hotels, and hospitals.

Oriental Cockroaches

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The Oriental cockroach is glossy dark brown to black. Wings of the adult male cover one half to three fourths of the abdomen, while the female has rudimentary wings which are reduced to mere lobes. Neither sex can fly. Nymphs and adults are found around decaying organic matter. Lawns, compost piles, sewers, flower beds, and dumps are favorable habitats for the oriental cockroach. During drought conditions and cool weather this roach may move into homes and other buildings in large numbers.

Smoky Brown Cockroach

The Smoky brown cockroach is very dark brown in color. Adults are about 3/4 to 1 inch long, have long wings and are good fliers. Smoky brown roaches prefer and outdoor habitat, but seasonal migration my bring them indoors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much does a cockroach exterminator cost?

No one wants to see roaches in their home, but unfortunately, they can be a common occurrence. If you have roaches and are looking for information on how much an exterminator will cost, you're in the right place. The most important thing to keep in mind that cheap is not always the best option, especially when choosing a contractor to provide services in your home. Make sure the exterminator you choose is licensed, insured, and guarantee their services. Lastly actual cost will depend on if the service is a one -time treatment or a part of a monthly or quarterly service plan.

2. Can an exterminator get rid of roaches?

Roaches are pests that can infest any area, and they can be difficult to get rid of. Many people turn to exterminators for help, but is it worth the cost? The answer is an experienced exterminator is absolutely a wise choice to rid your home or business of cockroaches. Before you hire, be sure to check the businesses online reviews.

3. Is it worth it to call an exterminator for roaches?

One of the major problems when getting rid of these roaches is that each species of cockroach requires a different approach for control and extermination. These pests are survivors who can resist most pesticides from hardware or grocery stores. As a result, homeowners should rely on professional help to eliminate these insects.

Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests. Roaches are known to carry diseases and they can contaminate food and other surfaces with their feces and saliva. If you have a roach problem, is it worth calling an exterminator? Or can you get rid of them yourself using over-the-counter treatments?

A trained exterminator is your best solution when it comes to ridding your property of roaches. Roaches can be difficult to get rid of using do it yourself methods. Also, only a trained professional should apply chemicals. Homeowners have found over the years that hiring a trained, licensed and insured professional pest control company is their best option to rid their home or office of cockroaches.

4. What health problems do cockroaches cause?

A. Cockroaches can transmit diseases.

B. They are a food allergy risk for some people.

C. They carry bacteria and other pathogens on their bodies, which can contaminate your home.

D. Roach droppings and secretions may trigger asthma attacks in those with allergies to cockroach feces or dust mite allergens.

E. There is a link between roaches and the spread of MRSA infections in hospitals.

F. Cockroaches have been linked to more than 40 kinds of human disease, including salmonellosis, cholera, dysentery, gastroenteritis-associated hemorrhage syndrome (HUS), leishmaniasis, tuberculosis and plague.

G. Scientists have found that cockroaches produce proteins from plants they eat that make them resistant to pesticides.

H. In addition to being gross looking pests they also emit an unpleasant odor when crushed underfoot which could lead you into thinking your house is dirty even if it isn't!

Regular follow-ups and cooperation between owners and our technicians can play a vital role in helping eliminate roaches as well as other unwanted pests in a safe and effective way, helping you lead a more hygienic and healthier lifestyle.

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Roach Exterminator Service Areas:

Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Cypress, Katy

We Also Provide Pest Control Houston Area Services for Termite, Fleas, Silverfish, Fire Ants, Flies, Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Rodents, Ticks & Humane Wildlife Removal Service.

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