Cockroaches: everyone knows them, and few have good things to say about them. While outdoor cockroaches are beneficial for the environment as nature’s “decay recyclers,” household roaches are a nuisance and a pest. They are also known to transmit a number of dangerous diseases to humans. If your home or business has a cockroach infestation or you’re looking for a preventative treatment to ensure this never happens, we can help.

Types of Roaches

There are more types of cockroaches than many may think. In order to establish the best cockroach elimination program, it is first important to determine the type of roach involved. Different types have different nesting and feeding habits, as well as different warning signs that they are lurking around the house. Some even emit sounds, such as the infamous hiss of the Madagascar hissing cockroach. Others may produce less audible chirping or clicking sounds.

Common types of roaches may include:

  • American cockroach
  • Brown-banded cockroach
  • German cockroach
  • Madagascar hissing cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach
  • Smoky brown cockroach

Cockroach Dangers

Roaches multiply quickly. Chances are, if you find one cockroach, there are many more “behind the scenes.” Furthermore, cockroaches are primarily nocturnal. This means that the few that you may see during the day can indicate that they were forced out of the nesting and living areas from overcrowding. When this occurs, severe infestation may be an issue. Cockroaches can carry and transmit dangerous diseases, as they are often located near waste deposits or areas with human food such as kitchens.

Cockroach Allergies

Did you know that cockroaches can contribute to allergies and asthma? Studies show that materials around the home such as cast-off skins, dead bodies, and body parts such as arms and legs can aggravate allergies. This is especially dangerous for children and those who have exceptionally sensitive allergies.

Roach Professionals

Home and building owners should call a cockroach exterminating professional to make sure that the job gets done right, the first time. The type of roach extermination program will depend on the type of cockroach involved, as well as the scope and nature of the infestation.

Additionally, a thorough and effective roach control must account for all life stages: eggs, nymphs, and adults. Many household do-it-yourself products are not effective against all life stages. Our pest control experts will carefully evaluate your home to determine which type of cockroach is present and how to best eradicate them from your home.


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