Cockroaches can be very bad for the health of residents in a home. They also are startlingly common, particularly in more urban areas. In fact, in many urban areas, a certain amount of cockroaches are likely to enter even the cleanest homes. However, there are steps you can take to prevent cockroaches from getting in. When you are battling a cockroach problem, it is essential to know the cockroach species you are up against. There are different types of cockroaches, and dealing with the different types of them requires a different type of strategy. Different cockroaches prefer different types of environments. Also, different regions have different types of cockroaches. So, it is important to be aware of what kinds of cockroaches exist in your city.
Overview of Roach Types:
There are some more unusual, obscure types of roaches out there. If you do happen to have a problem with one of these more uncommon types of roaches, do your research on the particular cockroach species. However, German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Brown Banded Cockroaches, and Oriental Cockroaches are particularly common. These roaches infest many homes, and they can get into one’s food supplies. Luckily, there is a lot of information available on how to prevent infestations of these types of roaches. These roaches can sometimes overrun a house, if the problem is not corrected.
German Cockroaches, in particular, are very common. German Cockroaches are very common pests. However, they are somewhat smaller than the American Cockroach. They are not quite as scary looking as the American Cockroach, but they are extremely common. They are typically less than one inch long. Their color is generally a brown tone. When German Cockroaches enter a house, they typically feast off of food items in the house. However, they can also eat non-food items, such as glue. German Cockroaches also are known to engage in cannibalism, if necessary. They do have the ability for flight, but it is significantly limited.
American Cockroaches are much larger than German Cockroaches, and they have a much more disturbing appearance. They can be an inch to an inch and a half long. In the insect world, this is alarmingly large. American Cockroaches are also quite common, and they have the ability to fly proficiently. American Cockroaches are known to travel by flight. They also can eat food that is in a house, and they can make serious infestations.
The Oriental Cockroach is also known as the water bug. These have unique challenges for homeowners. When they infest a house, they are extremely difficult to get out of a house. Their appearance also differs from American and German Cockroaches. Male oriental cockroaches can fly quite well. However, female oriental cockroaches have a very difficult time flying.
Brown Banded Cockroaches:
Brown Banded Cockroaches are also common. However, they are primarily in the eastern regions of the United States and Canada. Luckily, if you are a restaurant owner, they will rarely be around your business. However, homeowners aren’t as lucky. Brown Banded Cockroaches regularly enter homes and apartments. They are also known to scavenge around the house for food items to eat.
JDM Pest Control:
For those dealing with any type of roach problem, JDM Pest Control offers a solution to the problem. For assistance, call us at 416-729-3568.