Cockroaches are one of the most important pests of households and commercial structures. They carry many common diseases and have been known to cause allergic reactions in some people. There are over 4,000 species of cockroaches in the world but only a few inhabit structural dwellings. Depending on the species, they can lay about 4-60 eggs. Controlling cockroaches often requires multiple treatments to successfully eradicate them from a given structure. At Nova Pest Control we have developed a successful integrated pest program to keep your family safe from cockroaches and the harm they can inflict on our community.
American cockroaches are the largest house-infesting roaches and can grow up to 2 inches. These roaches leave behind droppings that can be mistaken for rat droppings, so it is important to get a professional opinion when taking steps towards identifying the pest and treating infestations.
Luckily for you, Asian cockroaches tend to stay outdoors. On occassion, they will find themselves indoors through open doors and windows. Outdoor infestations happen in mulched areas where the roaches can actually grow into the thousands. When the numbers are this big, they may find their way indoors in trashcans and pet food.
German cockroaches are a common pest found in commercial properties like restaurants, hotels, nursing homes, and more. They tend to be found mostly in kitchens, bathrooms, and other food and water sources. Infestations usually fill spaces with a mild “musty” smell.
Oriental cockroaches are most commonly found in damp/wet areas. They typically find their way into homes by pipes, sewers, and drains that lead into the house.
Brown Banded Cockroaches
Brown banded cockroaches love warm environments, so it’s not uncommon to fit them in your home. These roaches will eat on any and everything, from all types of food to curtains, wallpapers, and more.
Smokybrown roaches are usually found in floor levels and lower levels of houses. They’re mostly attracted to standing water, open trash cans, stacks of firewood, and sewer openings.