The German Cockroach, or Blattella germanica, has two fully developed wings. They also have two parallel lines running down its back. These lines change color as they grow older. Cockroaches are among the most common household insects on Long Island.
Size: 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch long
Color: Light brown to tan
Activity/Behavior: The female cockroach will lay her eggs in a protected area. They only live for about 100 to 200 days. They eat on all types of household products like pet food, toothpaste, soap, and glue. They are active at night and hide under cupboards, behind cabinets, in wall voids, and around motor housing in appliances.
Where They Live: Cockroaches typically infest kitchens and bathrooms. They’re attracted to heated structures. They can be found in grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons, and infested equipment (like used refrigerators, toasters, and microwaves).
Tips for Control: Cleaning out the cupboards where the cockroaches are found is encouraged. Keep all items sealed because they eat what humans eat.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of German cockroaches takes persistence and experience. An infestation sometimes can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but cockroaches often need to be treated directly. Too much bait may repel the pest, but a professional can place down the right amount, help you properly survey the property to get rid of cockroaches.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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