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Anyone can handle an occasional cockroach confrontation. A small yelp might escape your lips, and if you are quick enough, you can overcome the foe and move on; if there were only one. But most often that one roach has many roach friends hiding behind the appliances and in the other dark and secluded places of your home. That’s why when you see one, you need the expertise of the professionals from HTP Pest. HTP Pest has been performing pest control, including cockroach control for over 52 years in the western parts of Tennessee!

Cockroaches and Health Problems

A common misconception is that the presence of cockroaches interprets a filthy establishment, whether it be a home or business. This is completely false. Cockroaches are attracted to darkness, a convenient water source and nearby food that can be easily found. That is why cockroaches are typically drawn to trash cans and garbage heaps as well as kitchen counters and floors. As if their creepy appearance weren’t enough, cockroaches need to be professionally exterminated for health reasons. People with allergic reactions or asthmatic tendencies, especially in children, need to avoid cockroaches, as they can easily influence attacks. Not only that, but cockroaches can carry bacteria on their bodies, such as; E. coli and Salmonella.

American Cockroach Habitat

With thousand of species of cockroaches skittering across the world, there are a few species more commonly found near humans throughout the U.S. The American Cockroach is the largest among them. Not native to the U.S, the American Cockroach is believed to have been inadvertently introduced to the continent by ships sailing from Africa around the 1600s.

How to Get Rid of Oriental Cockroaches

Another species known to burden the business owners and residents of Tennessee is the Oriental Cockroach. They prefer dark, damp, places like drains, under sinks and washing machines as well as basements. Oriental roaches usually grow to be about an inch long, and are a shiny, deep, dark brown color. Females are slightly wider than the narrow males, with shorter wings. Fortunately, neither can fly regardless of their wings. Because the Oriental Cockroach needs damper habitats, they are more likely to be found in dumpsters and sewers. They transmit many forms of bacteria that can contaminate your food and countertops where food is prepped. Oriental cockroaches are typically found outside and rarely in high levels of buildings. These cockroaches are very durable and hardy, and can therefore be difficult for the average person to get rid of. If you see just one or two, you can be sure there are more. Call a professional pest control company like HTP Pest to get rid of them!

German Cockroach Control

German Cockroaches are another species that are inflicting the locals in Western Tennessee. This cockroach is only about a 1/2 inch long at adulthood and their primary color is a pale brown with 2 distinct darker stripes, running from their heads down to their wings. German cockroaches are a particularly low class insect, eating anything they can find unsealed in the pantry, disposed of in garbage cans or floating in toilets. Being they have no limitations to where they will traverse, German cockroaches are more likely to transmit bacteria and germs, contaminating everything in their path.

Cockroach Infestation Control

If you discover a cockroach infestation in your home or business, or even around the exterior perimeter of your property, trust in the specialists at HTP Pest for a 100% guarantee of efficient roach removal. With the experienced technicians on your side from HTP Pest, any cockroach infestations can be thoroughly exterminated. Once the initial problem is dealt with, we can routinely visit your home or business to hinder the cockroaches from becoming additional residents. We can also consult with you on how you can help prevent these nasty insects from stopping by again. Call us today to schedule your appointment!


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