We treat many different species of roaches, from German Roaches in a kitchen, to Pennsylvania wood roaches that find their way into your basement. Different species of roaches require different treatment methods. If you have a question or would like a roach identified, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Here are some facts about cockroaches:
- One of the oldest insects – fossil remains date back 200 million years.
- Like dark, damp places with a plentiful food supply; hide during the day in warm, dark places, such as under sinks, behind dishwashers, stoves and refrigerators, and inside cupboards.
- Can survive a month or more without food, but less than two weeks without water.
- Can transmit bacteria and organisms responsible for diseases in humans including food poisoning, cholera, dysentery, salmonellosis and strep.
- Under optimum conditions, cockroaches can produce two million offspring in one year, with an average breeding season resulting in 350,000 offspring
- Found around the world. Two species are prevalent in the United States, the American cockroach and the German cockroach.
- The American cockroach has reddish-brown wings and light markings on its thorax and reaches lengths of up to 1.5 inches.
- The German cockroach is between one-half and five-eighths inches long and is light brown with two dark stripes down its back.
(Source: National Pest Management Assoc. http://www.pestworld.org)