American cockroach adults grow to an average length of around 4 centimetres, and about 7 millimetres tall. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except that they are wingless. The insect can travel quickly, often darting out of sight when someone enters a room, and can fit into small cracks and under doors despite its fairly large size. It is considered one of the fastest running insects. It has a pair of large compound eyes each having over 2000 individual lenses, and is a very active night insect that shuns light. Cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in your home or business . They carry a range of serious illnesses and the risk is particularly high in homes with children, the elderly or those fighting illnesses. Cockroach droppings have even been implicated as being a contributing factor leading to childhood asthma.
Spread disease by transporting bacteria and organisms from sewers and other unsanitary sources to food and food handling surfaces and utensils.
Seriously harm the reputation of a business. The appearance of Cockroaches in the public areas of a business can cause a huge loss of goodwill. Even your staff can find the presence of Cockroaches quite repulsive.
Contaminate food with their droppings, their dead casts (outer skeleton) discarded Cockroach egg cases even dead Cockroaches and vomit marks.
Cause unpleasant odors due to secretions from their mouths and outer shell. These are particularly severe when large populations are present.
Cockroach droppings resemble pepper and larger droppings of around 2mm can have ridges along their sides and have blunt ends
Cockroaches cast off their outer body or skeleton during their life and you may notice these in various areas around your home or building.
Some cockroaches will eat food that has not been properly stored and vomit back onto the food.
Several cockroach pest species occur in a variety of domestic and commercial premises . Identification of each species and knowledge of each species habits are essential to best determine likely harborage areas and an effective pest control program. Our experienced technicians are equipped to determine the most effective cockroach removal program. If you have a cockroach problem don't hesitate to call us today at 877-235-6138