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Cockroaches are found across the country so you’re likely going to encounter these pests at some point. If cockroaches manage to invade your residence, it is pertinent to do something about it immediately. You cannot ignore a cockroach infestation because the problem is only going to worsen in the days to come. If this happens, the risks involved will rocket higher. It is vital to work with a qualified professional to fix the problem before someone in your home gets sick. We’re eager to help and we can. Our qualified technicians have many years of experience dealing with cockroaches so we can rectify the problem swiftly.

Before you can tackle the problem, you have to know which cockroach species have invaded your property. Call our office so we can help you find out.

Cockroach Species

Before you can do anything, you have to learn more about the cockroaches on your property. You can count on us because we know more about cockroaches than anyone else. Compare the cockroaches in your home to the information below to identify the species.

German Roaches

The German cockroach is one of the most common cockroaches in our area. These cockroaches grow over an inch in length and can easily be identified thanks to the dark stripes on their head. Most cockroaches are prolific breeders and reproducers. German cockroaches fit into this category. On average, they can produce 5 eggs capsules and they’ll contain as many as 40 eggs. Deal with it or the infestation will grow larger. German cockroaches are commonly found hiding under warm appliances.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches are the largest cockroaches in our area. They sometimes reach two inches in length and have a reddish-brown hue. Since they’re so large, you won’t be able to ignore the infestation. Their presence will frighten you. American cockroaches are going to stick around for many years since it takes them up to two years to mature. Once they’re on your property, call us so we can remove them for you. These cockroaches prefer infesting sewers and steam tunnels. If they’re on your property, you likely have a sewer problem. It could be a busted sewer pipe.

Other cockroaches in our area are Pennsylvania wood cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and Surinam cockroaches.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

As the name suggests, these cockroaches are commonly found in the eastern United States. Female and male members of the species are remarkably different. Males are noticeably larger with full wings. The wings of the female are shorter. Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are attracted to woodpiles, wood siding, and blocked gutters.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches

You may encounter Spotted Mediterranean cockroaches at some point. They’re common in our area although they usually do not reproduce in residential structures. While they’re only a third of an inch, their presence will be difficult to ignore. These cockroaches are generally found outside near foliage.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches are a lot like American cockroaches, but they can handle cold weather much better. They’re commonly found outside feeding on trash and feces. At the maximum, Oriental cockroaches can reach an inch and a quarter. They prefer infesting old structures and sewer systems.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

The smokey brown cockroach often grows over an inch with some reaching an inch and a half. They’re primarily found in the southern United States, but they travel regularly. They can be found in other areas too. They’ll hide in shipping containers to reach other locations.

Surinam Cockroaches

When compared to other cockroaches in our area, Surinam cockroaches are more unique. They’re only three-quarters of an inch and all of them are female. These cockroaches like warm climates so they don’t travel too far north. If they do, they’ll hide in greenhouses and other buildings. Since all these cockroaches are female, they have to give live births once the eggs hatch.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Finally, you’re going to encounter brown-banded cockroaches. They’re only half an inch but they can still have a big impact on your life. While they’re similar to German cockroaches, they don’t have racing stripes.

What Causes Them?

You’re likely curious to find out why cockroaches want to enter residential structures. Ultimately, some do but others do not. The cockroaches that want to enter your home are likely eager to eat your food. Other cockroaches could be searching for access to sewer systems or overflowing rain gutters. Cockroaches invade for many reasons. Therefore, you must identify the species so you can find out why the cockroach is on your property.

Can Cockroaches Make People Sick?

Don’t ignore these pests because they do pose numerous risks. Cockroaches can easily contaminate your food sources. They’re not dangerous in the conventional sense because they don’t sting or bite. Nevertheless, they can spread numerous illnesses by contaminating your food. They are often linked to outbreaks of salmonella. They’ve been known to cause food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea. They’ll also make your asthma symptoms worse. Regardless, you don’t want to eat food that has been contaminated by roaches.

Eliminating Roaches

It isn’t easy to eradicate a pack of roaches in your home. In fact, it could be downright difficult. It is essential to find and implement a solution rapidly. Otherwise, it is only going to worsen. Start by giving your home a good cleaning. Clean it thoroughly so the pests cannot find food in your home. Store your food products in durable containers to keep them out. You may consider using DIY methods to eradicate cockroaches. Don’t. DIY methods help, but they’re not as reliable or safe as our professional solutions.

We can deal with the problem quickly. We use the latest tools and techniques. Plus, we use EPA-approved products so you can count on us to get the job done right.

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Don’t wait to call our local office. Once you’ve done that, we’ll call you back in 24 to 48 hours.

We Offer Safe Cockroach Treatments

We strive to ensure that our clients are protected during the treatment procedure. We will try to fix the problem using the latest nontoxic materials. However, our technician may be required to use conventional methods to do with it. If this is the case, we’ll keep you safe. We’ll do so by using products approved by the EPA. Our products are not toxic to humans or pets.

Preventing Invasions Of Roaches

Keep roaches out of your home by keeping your home clean. Make sure that your food products are stored in durable containers. Prevent them from finding food in your home to ensure they don’t enter. Finally, make sure your outer walls have been secured so they can’t find an entry point.

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