American Roaches

What do American roaches look like?

american cockroach

American cockroaches are a large species of roach; adults can grow to between 1.5 and 2 inches in length.  They have a unique yellow colored figure eight marking on the back of their head. American cockroach bodies are dark reddish-brown in color. They are winged and are capable of flight.

American roach behaviors

American cockroaches aren’t inside homes as often as other species of roaches; these roaches are more commonly found invading places that store and process food like restaurants, bakeries, hospitals, and grocery stores.

American cockroaches can also be found living in sewers, basements, crawl spaces, and any other place that provides them with a warm, moist environment.  In homes, they are usually found invading the first floor.

Are American roaches dangerous?

Yes, American roaches are very dangerous to have infesting your home or business. Before invading your property, these roaches were crawling through and living in sewage, decaying organic matter, and garbage. They will bring any bacteria, pathogens, and parasites that are living on their bodies into your home or business and spread them throughout. Also, their feces and shed skins can trigger severe allergy attacks in some people, especially in children.

Can Suburban help with an American roach problem?

If American roaches have invaded your home, Suburban Exterminating can help to eliminate them through our effective residential pest control services. Our professionally trained technicians will provide customized services to get rid of the current American roach infestation inside your home and will then create a protective perimeter barrier around your house to prevent future problems with roaches and other pests.

Suburban Exterminating can also effectively get rid of American roaches from businesses through our commercial pest control services.  We understand just how important keeping your facility free of cockroaches is to the reputations of your business. We will provide customized pest control services including detailed documentation to ensure that your facilities becomes and stays roach free.

American roach prevention tips

In order to prevent American roaches from invading your property there are some steps that you should take to help deter them.

  • Seal any cracks or crevices in the foundation of your home or business, caulk gaps found around windows and doors, and install door sweeps.
  • Make sure that garbage is kept in sealed containers and is stored away from the exterior of your property until trash pick-up day.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers or in refrigerators.
  • Wash dirty dishes on a routine basis and clean-up spills and crumbs immediately.



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