How to Identify German Roaches
The German cockroach is the most common roach. It is about 5/8 of an inch long and is light brown to brown in color. It has two distinguishing dark streaks on its head. The German roach is commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms but can spread throughout a structure if sanitation is poor or control measures are not taken. Female roaches carry an egg case or capsule which contains anywhere from 30-40 eggs. It takes only 2 months for these newborns to mature to the point where they can start having babies.
German Roach Extermination
Cockroach control measures include clearing the kitchen cabinets so they can be properly treated with bait and/or liquid residuals. Treatment of cracks and crevices along doorframes, window frames, and decorative trim and behind cabinets is also necessary. Residual dust treatment in voids under cabinets and along pipe chases will also help eliminate a German Roach infestation. Follow-up treatments are recommended for good roach control.
How to Identify Oriental Roaches
Commonly called ‘water bugs’ these cockroaches they are typically found in damp areas like basements and travel through sewer pipes which is why they also carry a variety of bacteria. They can also be found in crawl spaces and voids in walls where moisture is present. Each female will produce an average of 8 egg capsules in her lifetime with each capsule averaging about 14 baby roaches. Their color is dark brown to black and measures around 1inch in length.
Oriental Roach Eradication
Treatment of the basement using liquid residuals and bait will help control oriental roaches. Baiting crawl spaces and dusting pipe chases will stop them from moving into the upper areas of the home.
How to Identify American Roaches
Also known as Palmetto Bugs, the American Roach is the largest of the structure infesting roaches. They measure in at 1 and 1/2 inches and have reddish brown wings. They are commonly found in sewers and basements particularly around pipes. The female carries egg capsules which contain from 6 to 14 eggs.
American Roach Eradication
Treatment is similar to that of oriental roaches.
How to Identify Wood Roaches
These roaches are occasional invaders and commonly found in hollow trees, behind loose bark, wood piles, in mulch beds, and in crevices especially in rural buildings. They are chestnut brown in color and the adults range from 3/4 to 1 inch in length.
How We Treat a Wood Roach Infestation
A thorough exterior roach treatment of the home using a residual liquid along the perimeter foundation and soil along with baiting will control the wood roaches.
How to Identify Brown Banded Roaches
Brown Banded roaches get their name from two distinguishing brownish yellow stripes on their wings. These roaches have a preference for high locations such as shelves, pictures, molding along ceilings, cupboards, and pantries.
How We Treat a Brown Banded Roach Infestation
Treatment for these roaches is similar to that of German roaches with an emphasis on higher locations.