Cockroaches

German Cockroach

Size: 1/2 inch in length
Color: dark brown to black
Location Found: Foundwarm, damp areas

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most nuisance pests as they invade homes, businesses, and other structures. Not only reproducing at high rates, cockroaches can also carry and spread diseases causing health issues.

For a successful cockroach treatment to work, both the technician and the customer must work together to gain control of the cockroach infestation. Sanitation is the key to any cockroach treatment. All appliances need to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized by removing any food and grease residue. Appliances include stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, blenders, or any device food comes into contact with. Additionally, counters need to be cleaned and sanitized of any food and grease residue, ensuring that everything is stored in proper containers and locations. However, depending on the cockroach infestation, the sanitation requirements may be more. After this process, pesticide treatment and roach bait can be applied. For more information on resolving your cockroach problems or process information, please call Eric The Bug Guy.

GERMAN COCKROACHES

This is the most common cockroach. These pests are normally found crawling in kitchens and bathrooms. German cockroaches are usually brought in by an outside source and quickly reproduce, making themselves right at home in your house or business.

Treatments for German cockroaches are one of the most evasive types. It requires treatment to all cracks and crevices, including wall outlets. Although there are many different treatments available for German cockroaches, any treatment’s essential factor is sanitation. Even the smallest food crumbs can feed this cockroach infestation, allowing them to survive and continue to be a problem.

ORIENTAL COCKROACHES

Oriental Cockroaches usually find their way inside your home or office by crawling out of drains and toilets. Unlike the German cockroach, there are usually plumbing repairs and sewer clean up to resolve after treatment. Oriental Cockroaches are huge and dark-colored compared to other cockroach species – they can grow as big as “1” inch. Usually traveling through sewer pipes and drains due to cooler temperatures, Oriental Cockroaches create a powerful odor and are considered one of the dirtiest kinds.

BROWN BANDED COCHROACHES

Brown Banded Cockroaches got their name from the two light bands they have across their dark brownish bodies and wings. The male’s wings are larger than the female’s wings. They are around ½ inch in size and prefer to eat starchy foods. However, these cockroaches will sometimes also eat wallpaper paste and book bindings. Brown Banded Cockroaches are normally found in warm and dry areas, with kitchen pantries being their preferred habitat. They will avoid light whenever they can.

can treat your home or office’s current cockroach problems and help prevent future ant invasions.