an overview of roaches

Salmonella. E. Coli. Staph. That's just a few of the illnesses that cockroaches can spread throughout your household. These germs and viruses can be transmitted to your food, surfaces and even your children via contact with these resilient pests.



The roach problem in San Antonio

roach in toothpaste

Did you know that there are more roaches in San Antonio than in New York City? Roaches have always been a problem in South Texas but there's no reason to suffer with a roach infestation. Out of all the varieties of roach species there are a few that are known to cause trouble in the average home. The German cockroach is small, tenacious and can easily fit into the nooks and crannies of your home. German roaches can set up shop in your home very easily and within no time can become a serious infestation. The American cockroach is a larger roach but they can fit into an opening merely the size of a dime. Their quick reproduction rate and ability to survive under less than ideal conditions mean they can become a serious problem within your home with little to no effort.


Signs that you have a roach problem

Roach bodies scattered across your home

Increased roach activity across your home

Roach droppings throughout your home


roach on bread

roach damage

Roaches can also cause serious problems for asthma sufferers; they produce a lot of dust and debris that can cause irritation and issues for asthma and allergy patients. In addition to the general ick factor roaches illicit, they can also bite and cause some structural damage and property damage to papers, books, fabrics and more.







What to do

While the occasional roach is acceptable in the average home or building too many can be indicators of a serious problem. Many buildings simply have roach concerns and it may have nothing to do with the cleanliness of your home and some neighborhoods have more roach activity than others. Other facts like recent construction or even messes from other people can cause roach concerns in your home. If you suspect that you may have a roach infestation: contact Pest Shield to have the problem remedied as soon as possible.