There are many kinds of cockroaches found in the DFW area, but the most common problem cockroach pest is the German cockroach. German roaches can become a serious problem as well as a health risk. It is best to take care of the problem as soon as possible. Even if you have only seen one or two roaches, it is likely that there are many more hidden and due to their fast reproduction rate they can multiply quickly.
German cockroaches are active at night and can feed on anything from grease to dead insects and roaches. They normally hide in cracks, crevices, behind walls, trim, baseboards electrical fixtures and anywhere else that offers safety. These behaviors make them difficult to control. Although proper sanitation is important in German roach control, any home or business can have a roach infestation. Roaches can come into your home in grocery bags, furniture, and appliances. Many other kinds of roaches can also invade your home.
Spiders are common and many species live in the DFW area, some posing serious health risks when they come in contact with humans. All spiders have venom and can bite but are generally harmless to humans.
There are a few species, specifically the brown recluse, or fiddle back spider, and the black widow that are more serious. The brown recluse, like many spiders, like to be left alone and most brown recluse bites occur when spiders are disturbed hiding in stored boxes and unused clothing. Brown recluse spiders can be found in crawlspaces, attics, and garages. These spiders may be more common than most people think. More common spiders in the DFW area are house spiders, wolf spiders, and orb weavers.