Besides just being disgusting to deal with, German cockroaches can cause other problems other than just being a gross inconvenience. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that German cockroaches can affect your health:
These are only a few of the many reasons why it's important to make sure all cockroach problems in your home are addressed fast. If you are tired of dealing with an infestation that just won't budge, let our roach exterminators help today.
Throughout the world, there are approximately 69 different types of cockroaches that are commonly treated by pest management professionals. In the United States, there are a number of different types that exist but there are four primary types that are seen in Northern California and elsewhere across the nation. Understanding what type of roach has invaded your home can make a difference in the prevention measures that are taken.
The most common type of cockroach found in households is the German cockroach, and it can be quite difficult to treat. Both male and female are similar in appearance, with two dark stripes down their back. The nymphs also have two dark stripes that are just behind the head. An adult German cockroach is approximately 3/4 inch long and light brown in color. They can be found throughout the household, although they prefer warm, damp areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.
The American cockroach is larger than the German cockroach, and the adult is typically about 1 1/2 inches long. They are reddish brown color. The American cockroach tends to stay in damp areas outside, such as in sewers, but they can come indoors as well. The male and female American cockroaches look the same, and they have wings that cover their abdominal area.
This is a smaller cockroach approximately 1/2 inch long and light brown in color. They prefer drier areas of the home and can be found in closets, in the furniture and in other areas. An adult banded cockroach has two pale bands at the base of the wings.
The Oriental cockroach is typically found outside but they can sometimes come indoors in the basement areas or through the sewer pipes. They are approximately 1 1/4 inch long, black in color with short wings.
Typically, you only see one cockroach at a time, usually when they're scurrying around. But if there is a true infestation, you may find cockroaches in:
A number of preventative measures can also be taken by homeowners to ensure that their household is roach-free consistently. These items are above and beyond what may be offered by a pest control company, and they work in conjunction with our regular pest control services.
When booking a residential pest control service with Big Time Pest Control, don't forget to:
We understand not wanting to have cockroaches in your beautiful home. And with our help, you won't have to anymore! As part of our pest control program, we will get rid of all roaches and keep them out of your home for good. We proudly provide cockroach control to the greater Northern California area, including: