Cockroaches

German Cockroach

GERMAN COCKROACHES DESCRIPTION

Scientific Name: Blattella germanica Common Name: German Cockroach Color: Varies from light brown to tan Size: 13 to 16 mm long FACT: German cockroaches have wings but do not use them to fly!

German Cockroach Information

Conventional Insecticide Treatment Preparation Sheet

Gel Bait Treatment Preparation Sheet

American Cockroach

AMERICAN COCKROACH DESCRIPTION

American cockroaches generally live in moist areas but can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They prefer high temperatures around 29C (84F) and do not tolerate low temperatures. These cockroaches are common in basements, crawl spaces, cracks and crevices of porches, foundations, and walkways adjacent to buildings. In residential areas outside the tropics these cockroaches live in basements and sewers and may move outdoors into yards during warm weather.

Conventional Insecticide Treatment Preparation Sheet

Gel Bait Treatment Preparation Sheet

3 Strategies for dealing with cockroaches

When you find cockroaches in your home or commercial space, the prospect of hiring a pest management professional may seem daunting. Do you need to use harsh chemicals to eradicate them? Here’s a breakdown of your options to help you make the right choice. 1. Home remedies Some folks fear insecticide chemicals will expose their…

Insects that look like cockroaches but aren’t

Of all the creepy crawlies to strike fear in the hearts of homeowners, cockroaches top the list. Many other creatures that often get mistaken for cockroaches may be less harmful but no less disruptive to your peace of mind. To help you know the difference, here are a few less-harmful critters that often get confused…

Diseases spread by cockroaches

Cockroaches live on food scraps, trash, and feces. Therefore, they can inevitably carry bacteria and pathogens that are dangerous to human health. Here’s an overview of adverse health conditions that cockroaches can activate or exacerbate in humans. Intestinal diseases Cockroaches carry harmful bacteria. When spread to your food or kitchen surfaces, these germs can include…

3 ways to kill cockroaches in your home

If you’ve seen a cockroach scurry across your floor, you know the urgent need to get rid of it immediately. A pest management professional can provide a targeted solution. But there are some roach solutions you can use on your own. Here are three of them, plus some tips for preventing their return. Commercial roach…