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Cockroaches

 Contact us today so that we can discuss our methods of eradicating cockroaches from your home or place of business.  We have proven ways to take care of these menacing pests and will also give you sound advice on how to minimize your chances of having a cockroach infestation.

Cockroaches are among the most common of insects  There are about 3,500 species of cockroaches worldwide with 55 species that are found in the United States.  The four most common in our area are the Oriental, German, American and Brown banded.  These cockroaches are known to spread many types of bacteria, 6 types of parasitic worms as well as six human pathogens.

German Cockroaches feed on almost anything in your home or business including soap, glue and toothpaste. They can find their way into your structure via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances. They prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources  meaning your kitchen or bathroom.

Medical studies have also shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can contribute to  asthma attacks, especially in children making it vital to combat these insects when they are in your home or workplace.

Oriental Cockroaches consume all kinds of food, especially decaying organic matter and starchy foods. They can survive outdoors for long periods of time, even in freezing temperatures. They  are found in sewers and under debris, leaves, stones and firewood. They can enter structures through door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, along utility pipes and through floor drains. Indoors Oriental cockroaches make their home in basements and crawl spaces. 

American Cockroaches usually enter structures through drains and pipes. They are more active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher but with the right conditions they can also survive in cooler temperatures.  They are more common in commercial structures, but still can be found in homes.  They can also infest yards and basements.  Like the German cockroaches, medical studies have found their allergens to cause allergies and also to exacerbate asthma attacks.

Brown Banded Cockroaches can be found throughout structures, but prefer drier locations and warmer areas usually over 80 degrees. Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture.  They tend to be located in higher locations than most cockroach species and can often be found in upper cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms.  This species of cockroach has also been found to have allergens that cause allergies and exacerbate asthma attacks.

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