Cockroach Pest Control

Serving the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex

Cockroaches are one of the most common and unpleasant pests that infest homes and businesses in and around the DFW metroplex. There are a variety of cockroach species, each of which is highly adaptable to almost living space, making them difficult to exterminate. In addition to this, they are able to reproduce at a rapid rate.

With this in mind, it is very important to hire the services of an experienced and professional Springtown pest control team that knows what they are doing, and can get rid of your roach problem for good. At Tom Samples Pest Control, our family owned and operated company is exactly what you are looking for. We will provide a quick response to your service call, diagnose the source and extent of the problem, and immediately begin work to eliminate the cockroaches in your home or business for good!

Below are some of the most common signs of a cockroach infestation:

• Small, black fecal droppings.
• Long, rounded egg casings that have a brownish color.
• Dead roaches under sinks, cabinets, refrigerators, and other parts of your home or business.
• An oily and musky odor that can even affect the flavor in various types of food.

Cockroach Facts

• Cockroaches are among some of the oldest species on Earth, having been around for approximately 350 million years.
• There are a wide variety of cockroach types, and all are highly adaptable with extremely quick reproduction times.
• Most cockroaches are attracted to places that are dark and damp.
• Cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat anything they can get access to.
• A cockroach’s egg sack is called an oothecae. Eggs will incubate inside the sack, and young cockroaches, or nymphs, will emerge after hatching.
• Cockroaches produce a noisome secretion that can contaminate food.
• Cockroaches can be carriers of diseases, and can also provoke asthma attacks in those who are susceptible to them.

About the German Cockroach

• They are generally about half an inch in length, are tan-colored, and have two black stripes on their head region.
• Though they have wings, they cannot fly.
• One of the most common types of cockroaches.
• They will usually inhabit an area that allows for easy access to water, such as a kitchen or bathroom.
• They are drawn to humid environments with warm temperatures.
• They are nocturnal, meaning they are active at night.
• They will reproduce at all times throughout the year.
• Females carry the egg sack during the incubation of their young. Each case holds between 24-48 cockroaches.
• They can produce an egg sack about once every six weeks. It takes approximately 28 for the eggs to hatch.

About the American Cockroach

• The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroach, growing up to one and a half inches in length.
• They have a red-brown color with tan markings on their head region.
• These cockroaches glue their oothecae (egg sacks) to surfaces. Each sack holds about 6-14 young.
• They are capable of producing an egg sack once a week. During a lifetime, a female can produce 15-90 egg sacks. Each egg sack takes about 50 – 55 days to hatch.
• They may begin to infest homes when outdoor weather conditions become intense.

About Oriental Cockroaches

• These are large very dark reddish brown, almost black, shiny cockroaches which live in dark, damp, cool areas such as sewers and similar wet, decaying organic matter.
• Males are about 1 inch long, with wings that cover only about ¾ of their body.
• Females are about 1 ¼ inch long and have only short stubs of wing pads.
• Females produce approximately eight egg cases in their lifetime.
• Each egg case contains about 16 eggs.
• Eggs hatch in about 60 days.
• Development time from egg to adult is 575 to 600 days.
• Adults live one to six months.