Roaches

Oriental Roach

Blatta Oriental

Can vary from 25mm-30mm.

The oriental cockroach is a larger species of roach being black to dark brown in color. The males have long wings covering their body and can take short flights, 2 to 3 meters. The females have short wing nubs and have wider bodies than males do. The oriental cockroach aka water bug prefers dark, moist places. They can often be found around decaying organic matter, in sewers, drains, damp basements, porches, and other damp locations indoors and outdoors. The oriental roach usually tends to move more slowly than other roaches. In cold temperatures they travel indoors seeking warmth. Cutting down on yard debris, trash build up, and or water leakage problems is the most effective way to rid cockroaches. If you believe to have an infestation the best thing to do is contact a professional.


German Roach

Blattella Germanica

Can vary from 12mm-15mm.

Light to medium brown with 2 black vertical stripes running down its back.

They infest areas close to food, moisture and warmth. The most common area these cockroaches are found in are around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants. Eliminate all man made food sources. Sanitize the harborage areas kitchen counters, behind stove and refrigerator, stove top ext. Be sure there are no leaking pipes or appliances. If you believe to have an infestation the best thing to do is contact a professional.


American Roach

Periplaneta Americana

Can vary from 28mm-43mm.

The American cockroach is reddish brown with a yellowish spot located directly behind its head. They have long wings that cover their entire body. The immature roaches resemble the mature roaches except there wingless. The American cockroach prefers warm temperatures over 80 F. They can live in dry areas as long as there is access to water. They are great scavengers that are particularly fond of fermenting food. But will eat a variety of other foods including decaying organic matter. In cold temperatures they travel indoors seeking warmth. : Cutting down on yard debris, trash build up, and or water leakage problems is the most effective way to rid cockroaches. If you believe to have an infestation the best thing to do is contact a professional.