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 carry and spread diseases causing health issues.

In order for a successful cockroach treatment to work it requires that both the technician and the customer to work together to gain control of the cockroach infestation. Sanitation is the key to any cockroach treatment. All appliances need to be completely 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; along with cabinets needing to be cleaned and sanitized making sure all foods are stored in proper containers and locations. However depending on the cockroach infestation the sanitation requirements may be more. After this process, a 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 is one of the most evasive types as it requires a treatment to all crack and crevices including wall outlets. Although there are many different treatments available for German cockroaches, the most important factor of any treatment is sanitation afterwards as 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 crawling out of drains and toilets. Unlike the German cockroach, after treatment there are usually plumbing repairs and sewer clean up to resolve this pest. Oriental Cockroaches are very large and dark colored compared to other cockroach species. They can grow as big as “1”inch in size. Usually traveling through sewer pipes and drains due to cooler temperatures to enter homes and business Oriental Cockroaches create a very strong odor and are considered one of the dirtiest of its species.

BROWN BANDED COCHROACHES

Brown Banded Cockroaches get 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 sometimes also will eat wallpaper paste and book bindings. Brown Banded Cockroaches are normally located in warm and dry areas with kitchens pantries being their preferred habitat as they will avoid light whenever they can.

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