Cockroaches are among some of the most common household pests. These nocturnal insects have been around for a long time. They are able to adapt to their surroundings and are often difficult to find. If you find one, chances are there are more that need your immediate attention. Cockroaches are more than just nuisance pests; they are pests that can bring health problems. If you have identified or suspect cockroaches to be present in your home or business one of our technicians can assist in eradicating these pests.
The American cockroach can be found in many different places, in homes, in apartments and in commercial buildings. They are larger than the German cockroach. They can often be found in areas where food is either prepared or stored.
Color – Reddish-brown to dark brown.
Length – 1” to 2” Long with an oval, flattened body.
Diet – Their diet consists of just about anything that humans will eat. These insects are not picky and will feed on spilled liquids, food crumbs left behind or whatever other food may be left open and available.
Habitat – They prefer an area of high humidity, and during the day they often find a place to hide while finally coming out at night to find their food and water.
Impact – The American cockroach can have a dangerous impact on a human’s environment. While they are not really known to bite, they can easily spread disease in bacterial or viral form. Where they have been allowed access to food, their waste can contaminate that food.
The German cockroach is a common nuisance in urban areas. It can be found in restaurants, hotels, apartments and homes. This particular species is smaller in size than the American cockroach.
Color – Tan to light brown
Length – 1/2″ to 5/8” Long with an oval, flattened body.
Diet – These cockroaches have a wide and varied appetite. They will feed on just about any food that humans have or will throw away. They will eat anything from greasy food, sweets, fat or meat.
Habitat – They prefer you warm and moist environment. They can often be found in bathrooms, near dishwashers and sometimes around sinks. These insects are also mostly active at night and find cracks and crevices during the day in which to hide.
Impact – Their impact on the human environment is similar to that of the larger American cockroach. They can carry and leave behind a bacterial or viral disease.
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