Have you encountered an insect scurrying across your countertop or floor when you flip on the lights? Cockroaches can hitchhike into even the cleanest of homes inconspicuously.
German roaches in Pensacola are a main reason people contact us for pest control. They are the most common roaches found in houses and restaurants and generally develop in bathrooms and kitchens. German roaches do not like motion and usually avoid light, so if you’re seeing them in the daytime while you are moving about the room, you probably have a larger infestation than you realize.
WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
Adult German cockroaches are light brown. Young roaches are wingless and mostly black. Egg capsules are light tan and usually yield about 36 baby cockroaches!
WHAT ARE ITS IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS?
Cockroaches are medium-sized flat insects. They may have wings and if present, may not cover the entire abdomen. The most common cockroach, the German cockroach, also has two dark stripes behind the head which run lengthwise on the body while young roaches have only one single stripe.
WHERE DO ROACHES HIDE?
These bugging pests hide in cracks and crevices of cabinets, walls, appliances and other items close to a food or water source. German cockroaches prefer kitchen and bathrooms; however other species may be found in crawlspaces, basements or other dark areas of structures.
WHAT DO THEY EAT?
Roaches will consume everything that humans eat. Fermenting foods (crumbs are a delight) and drinks are highly attractive to German cockroaches. They can even survive on glue, toothpaste, and soap! In some cases adult roaches can live a month on water alone.
WHAT CAN THEY DO TO ME?
German cockroaches will often infest areas with poor sanitation. These conditions are usually places where disease-causing organisms can be found. The German cockroach has been identified as a carrier of many pathogens that can cause illness.
If you suspect that you have a roach problem, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We are the best Pensacola cockroach exterminator and we handle others pests as well!
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