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22 January

Waterbug or Cockroach? What’s the difference?

If you’re from Manhattan or one of the other boroughs, you may call this bug “a water bug”.  Water Bugs sound like friendly bugs but are actually cockroaches!  Or roaches for short. Just changing the name doesn’t make the nasty stuff go away!

Roaches are Not Easy to Kill

Cockroaches are among the oldest  insects.  A roaches ability to adapt allows it to eat almost anything organic. They like to “hang out” in warm, moist areas but are not aquatic. Cockroaches are scavengers,  nocturnal and hide in crevices during the day. They can  spread human diseases and trigger allergies and asthma. Professional pest control companies provide the best solutions to getting rid of roach problems.  Insecticides, dusting and cockroach traps are temporary.

Basic Cockroach Facts

Roaches are one of the most common insect found in Long Island homes. Five types of cockroaches are found the German Cockroach, American cockroach, Brown cockroach, Brown-banded cockroach and Oriental cockroach.

Generally, roaches only live for between 100 to 200 days. They eat almost anything: pet food, toothpaste, soap, and glue. They are nocturnal. Look for roaches hiding under cupboards, behind cabinets  and in appliance motors. For more facts, click here.

Before you see a GAZILLION roaches or cockroaches or water bugs, you may need to contact a professional pest control company like Suburban Exterminating. On Long Island, call (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.

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