If you’ve been in Mesquite 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 its two distinct types that you’ll find in your neighborhood and surrounding areas. The American Cockroach These cockroaches typically live outdoors in woodpiles or hollow trees. If you live anywhere near trees, then you probably have a hollow tree somewhere that’s perfect for them to nest in. It’s common for Mesquite residents to encounter these outside. Many people also find a few of them in their homes in a week. They will often enter through cracks found near loose-fitting windows, or holes where electric wires or pipes pass through and usually won’t hide immediately when you turn on the lights. If you been having this pest enter your house 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 This is the most disgusting that people think of when they thought 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, they can lay egg capsules, which hatch in about three days after being deposited in your home. Each capsule contains 30 to 40 eggs. This means that within a few days of a cockroach entering your home, you could soon be dealing with tens, if not hundreds of them, depending on how many females there are. They are mostly active at night, and are afraid of the light. They’re often 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. This type has also become more resistant to over-the-counter insecticides over recent years. This is another reason why you must call us immediately at the first sign of this pest in your home. Guaranteed Solution Everyone agrees that the cockroach is one of the most disgusting insects. Not only are they disgusting, but 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 us and we’ll send out our exterminators immediately. Best Mesquite Pest Exterminators are here to put your problem under control.