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Know Your Roaches! What Kind Do you Got?
American Cockroach – color reddish brown approximately 1 3/8” to 2 1/8” long. Both male and female fully winged (male wings extend beyond tip of abdomen) and are poor fliers. Common in larger commercial buildings such as restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, etc.
German Cockroach – color light brown to tan approximately 1/2” to 5/8” long. Female is darker than male and has a broader abdomen. Rarely glide or “fly.” Common in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and where people eat and drink.
More frequent service may be required because of rapid reproductive rate. At least 95% of the population must be eliminated on the initial service.
Oriental Cockroach – commonly referred to as “Black Beetle” or “Waterbug.” color usually shiny black but may vary to dark reddish brown. Males are approximately 1” and females are 1 1/4″. Male’s wings cover about 75% of abdomen. Female’s wings are greatly reduced with resemble nymph stage. Adults do not fly. Common in areas under debris, stones, leaves, and wall / porch voids.
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Cockroach Control is a 5-Step Process:
(2) Good Sanitation
(4) Initial Insecticide Application
(5) Follow-up and/or Maintenance Service
More frequent service may be required because of rapid reproductive rate. At least 95% of the population must be eliminated on the initial service. Pay particular attention to damp crawl spaces, basements, and floor drains. Perimeter treatments are most effective method in controlling Oriental Cockroaches.