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Cockroaches

German Roach 

Size: 12 – 20 mm
Color: Brown with lighter legs
Body: Two horizontal stripes on the pronotum and a gold stripe onto the wings

 

There are over seven species of cockroaches in California alone. There is the American Cockroach, German Cockroach, and Brown-Banded Cockroach to name a few. They can all become pests that infest your residential and commercial spaces, especially where there is a food prep or storage space. These pests can be dealt with and prevented from coming back.

Cockroaches of all species are a huge contaminate to any area and carry many diseases and illnesses if humans come into contact with them. They can spread bacteria that cause food poisoning, strep and staph infections, and hepatitis and have been even known to spread typhoid and dysentery.

If you have a cockroach infestation, they will eventually contaminate your cooking utensils and cookery, destroy fabrics, leave behind extreme odors and lay their waste throughout your area. The cockroach is a nasty insect, and they need to be dealt with to get them out of your space for good.

Oriental Roach

Size:

2.5 – 3.8 cm long
Color: Black
Info:  They cannot fly and are normally found outdoors unless it is in a colder climate.

American Roach 

Size: 2.5 – 6.5 cm long
Color:  Red-brown body, golden brown legs and yellowish brown pronotum

 

Behaviors:

Cockroaches can live anywhere from six to eight months, but in comparison will have up to three hundred offspring within that time. They travel in large communities and communicate with each other using cutlcur hydrocarbons by either leaving waste in the path of others or through chemicals on their bodies.

Cockroaches are great with communicating with hundreds of other cockroaches and will tell them the best places to find food, where to hide and can even avoid mating with offspring or relatives. They can slip into even the smallest slit in a wall or floor and they always travel in large numbers.

Prevention:

If you have a cockroach infestation, please give us a call. The sooner you inquire about service, the easier and more economical it will be to treat. You can rest assured that you will be cockroach free and at an affordable cost.