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Identifying Cockroaches

While there are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches around the world, only 30 are linked to human dwellings. In addition to this, a handful of species target your city. When attempting to deal with this problem, you need to make sure that you know which species of cockroach you’re dealing with. Each species has a unique habitat, diet, and behavior. You’ll need to learn more about the species you’re dealing with so you can assemble a plan to fix the problem at its source. All cockroaches begin life as eggs so they’re going to be smaller than adult cockroaches. Below, you’ll learn more about the most common cockroach species in your area.

What Kind Of Roaches Live In My Area?

Ultimately, several cockroach that live in your area. The two most common include the American cockroach and the German cockroach.

German Roaches – Despite the name, German cockroaches are often found in the United States. There is a good chance that you’ll find German cockroaches in or around your home at some point. These roaches can grow up to 5/8s of an inch, and they’re normally light brown or tan. They have racing stripes near their heads. The problem with German roaches and other species of roaches is the fact that they’re prolific breeders. The German cockroach infestation will start with a few bugs and quickly transform into a horde of them. Female German cockroaches can produce egg cases with up to 40 eggs in them. During their lifetime, they’ll produce roughly five capsules. While they don’t fly, they have developed wings.

American Cockroaches – American cockroaches are much bigger with some reaching 2 inches in length. They’re normally reddish-brown with a dark mark near the plate near their head. The American cockroach is the largest species, and it can fly. In addition to this, they can live a long time. It takes up to 2 years to mature, and they’ll live another year or two after that. It takes them a bit longer to overrun a home. Instead, they usually target sewer systems. If you find American cockroaches near your home, there is a good chance that a sewer pipe nearby has broken.

In addition to this species, there is a chance that you’ll spot Brown-banded, Oriental, Smokey brown, Surinam, Mediterranean Spotted, and Pennsylvania Wood cockroaches in your area.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches – The male and female cockroaches in this species look dramatically different. Males are longer and will be fully winged. This cockroach is native to the Eastern portion of the United States. It normally isn’t a pest and won’t reproduce inside. They are typically found around gutters, woodpiles, and shingles.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches – These cockroaches are small and light tan. They’re native to Europe and have recently made their way to the United States. Since then, their population has exploded very quickly. These cockroaches are usually found in outdoor foliage, and you might find a few in your area. The good news is that they do not reproduce inside.

Oriental Cockroaches – Adult oriental cockroaches can reach 1 and ¼ inches in length. They’re dark brown or black. While females do not develop wings, males may develop large wings that cover three-quarters of their bodies. Oriental roaches are similar to American cockroaches since they like staying around sewer systems. One difference is the fact that oriental roaches are cold-hardy. They’ll sometimes live in outdoor locations as long as they can access food.

Smokey Brown Cockroach – These cockroaches can reach 1 and ½ inches in length. They are reddish-brown. It is common for this cockroach to be found in the southern portion of the United States, but they may make their way to your area. Adults will have full wings.

Surinam Cockroaches – These roaches reach ¾ of an inch and have light tan wings. They prefer a warmer client, so they’re usually not found in cold areas. You may encounter a Surinam cockroach, but a sighting will be rare. Strangely, all Surinam cockroaches are female. They will hold their eggs internally until they hatch and give birth.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches – Adult brown-banded roaches can reach ½ of an inch. They are normally tan or light brown. They are often confused for German roaches because they’re roughly the same size. The only difference is that brown-banded roaches do not have racing stripes. They will infest homes and offices, but this doesn’t happen often.

Why Causes Cockroaches?

Why do you have cockroaches? Ultimately, you won’t know until you determine which species you’re dealing with. It could be a sewer problem. Alternatively, there is a risk that you haven’t cleaned your home thoroughly enough. You need to find out which species of roach you’re dealing with so you can find out why they’re entering your home.

Are Roaches Dangerous?

When it comes to cockroaches, you always have to worry about your health. If you’re dealing with a severe infestation, the risks are going to be significantly higher. Roaches are not dangerous since they do not bite or sting. Nevertheless, they can create problems for homeowners because they transmit dangerous diseases such as salmonella. In addition to this, they can inflame asthma problems. You need to cautious when cockroaches begin infesting areas that are used to prepare food. If they contaminate these areas, they could drop feces in your food. Then, you might experience dysentery, food poisoning, or diarrhea.

How Should I Get Rid Of Cockroaches?

In some cases, you have cockroaches before your housekeeping activities haven’t been excellent. If this is the case, you’ll need to begin cleaning your home thoroughly. In addition to this, you should avoid DIY treatments. They’re not effective or safe. Relying on a professional exterminator is the best way to solve the problem. Our company is ready to begin working hard for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

How Soon Can You Begin?

We can reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.

Are Cockroach Treatments Safe?

Our company strives to provide our clients with safe solutions. We use EPA-registered products. Furthermore, our exterminators are trained thoroughly to ensure that they’ll be able to take care of the problem without putting anyone in a dangerous situation. We put your health at the top of our priority list. When you choose us, you can rest assured knowing that we’re going to do everything possible to protect you and your loved ones.

Can I Stop Future Cockroach Infestations?

Ultimately, it will be difficult to stop cockroach infestations. However, you can minimize the risks of another infestation. Make sure that your home is kept clean and tidy at all times. As soon as you identify cockroaches in and around your home, you’ll want to contact us. We’ll do our best to fix the problem rapidly.

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Cockroaches are not known for showing up out of the blue. In fact, there are reasons why these pests end up in Boston homes and businesses. These places offer a refuge for cockroaches that have no where to go. They provide both a warm environment and plenty of food, so the roaches can continue to live and reproduce without interference from humans.

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