Cockroaches

Cockroaches are known for their ability to adapt and survive. While this is a useful tool for roach colonies, it makes pest control difficult for home and business owners. If you spy one roach, there is a strong chance that others are nearby. Do it yourself cockroach control can be extremely challenging. The products and treatments available to homeowners do not always do the job they promise. Our pest control technicians are trained to fully inspect an infestation and provide treatment that prevents further infestations.

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Signs of Cockroaches

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Cockroach Prevention

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Common Roaches

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Why are Cockroaches Pests?

Cockroaches are more than just a nuisance—they can pose a threat to your health. In addition to aggravating allergies, cockroaches can bring serious illnesses into your home, such as:

  • Viruses- Cockroaches have been known to carry numerous viruses, including serious ones, such as polio.
  • Roundworm- parasites such as pinworms and roundworms can travel on cockroaches. These can be extremely dangerous in humans.
  • Tapeworms- these parasites can cause serious illness and digestion problems in humans,
  • Dysentery- this disease comes from ingesting fecal matter, something that is very common for roaches to do.
  • Food poisoning- roaches feed on decaying matter and crawl around in all kinds of unsanitary conditions. If cockroaches get into food stores, they can contaminate them with germs and cause serious illness.
  • Fungus- cockroach droppings, shed skis and other material can carry fungus that will affect lungs and eyes in humans. Those with asthma can be dangerously triggered by this fungus.
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Cockroach FAQs

How do I know if I have a cockroach infestation?

Signs of a cockroach infestation include droppings, smear marks, shed skins, cockroach eggs, minor damage and unusual odors. Cockroach sightings most frequently occur in basements and kitchens.

Can cockroaches fly?

Yes. Some species are stronger at flying than others. Both the Oriental and German roaches do not fly.

How do I get rid of cockroaches?

There are many do it yourself methods to remove roaches from a home or business, but the most effective way is to hire a pest professional.

How do I prevent cockroaches?

In order to prevent roaches in your home, you must cut off their access to food, water and shelter. Seal food in airtight containers, fix leaky faucets and seal any cracks or crevices that lead to the outdoors.

What do cockroaches eat?

Cockroaches are omnivores, meaning they will eat what they can find. This includes leather, hair, books, decaying matter, sewage, sweets, meat, beer, cheese and any number of starches. Roaches can live several days without water.

Will cockroaches bite humans?

Cockroaches are rarely aggressive enough to bite humans, but may bite if a human is asleep. Only the largest species of roaches are strong enough to bite through human skin.

How long do cockroaches live?

The lifespan of a cockroach depends on their environment. Lifespans can vary from as little as a month to almost two years.

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