What do American cockroaches look like?
- Size: Up to 2 in.
- Color: Reddish brown
- Body Structure: Oblong-oval body with antennae and a yellow band behind the head.
When are American roaches commonly active?
While American cockroaches remain active year-round, they are more prevalent in the spring and summer.
Where are American cockroaches found?
Outdoors, American cockroaches prefer shady, humid areas such as underneath mulch piles, in woodpiles, and decaying trees as well as sewer systems and drains.
Indoors, these roaches are often found in damp, dank areas such as basements, crawl spaces, and boiler rooms as well as near water pipes. They are also commonly found in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
What do American cockroaches eat?
American cockroaches are omnivores that will eat just about anything they can find including, but not limited to insects, leather, book bindings, cosmetics, glue and wallpaper paste, soap, and human food.
Are American cockroaches dangerous?
American cockroaches should be considered harmful to health as they are filthy pests capable of spreading at least 33 kinds of bacteria and six kinds of parasitic worms, not to mention several other kinds of human pathogens.
Why do I have an American cockroach infestation?
Although American cockroaches are an outdoor species, they may invade a home if the climate changes or outdoor food sources run low.
How do I get rid of American cockroaches?
Although there are a number of do-it-yourself treatments out there, such as roach foggers, they can be ineffective if administered improperly. What’s more, they can be highly toxic to pets and humans. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you contact a trained pest control professional if you have spotted cockroaches in your home.
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