Size: 2 inches (The largest that infests buildings in the U.S.)
Color: Reddish Brown with a yellow figure 8 on the shield at
the front of it’s body.
Habits: This so called “water bug” prefers a warm,
humid environment as found in sewers, basements, and crawlspaces.
Will eat almost anything we eat and many things we don’t.
Size: 1 inch
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Habits: Prefer dark, damp places like drains, woodpiles, basements,
crawlspaces, and garbage cans. Outdoors they will also be found
in doghouses, sheds or similar locations. Often enter buildings
through sewer pipes. Will migrate to the outdoors in the Spring.
In the Fall they find shelter in basements and crawlspaces.
Size: 1/2 inch
Color: Brown with two dark longitudinal stripes on the shield
at the front of the body under which the head is located.
Habits: The most common roach in homes, restaurants, supermarkets
and hospitals. They may enter the home on grocery bags,
beverage cases, furniture, and appliances. Prefer warm, moist
areas near food and water like a kitchen or bathroom. Spends
the majority of it’s time resting in cracks and voids.
Reproduces the fastest of any other species.
Size: 1/2 inch
Color: Light Gold to Dark Brown
Habits: Responsible for only a small percent of indoor infestations.
Usually found in apartments, motels and long term-care facilities.
Prefer warm moist conditions often near appliances.
Size: 1/2—1 inch
Color: Reddish Brown to Dark Brown
Habits: Primarily found outdoors. Does not breed indoors. Homes
on wooded lots may be more prone to woods roaches.
GENERAL COCKROACH INFORMATION:
The five cockroaches listed above are the ones we commonly see
in the Midwest. Each requires a different method of control due
to different habits. Identification and location of the harborage
is the first step. Next, sanitation and removal of food sources
needs to be addressed. Low odor, low toxicity gel baits will
kill the roaches and leave them unable to reproduce. Professional
treatment to identify, locate, and treat the problem can be done
with little disturbance to the occupants of the home
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