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American Cockroach

American Cockroach

SIZE: 1 3/8" to 2 1/8" Long

COLOR: Reddish Brown except for a submarginal pale Brown to yellowish band around the edge of the pronotal shield.

NESTING: The American Cockroach are found in Houstonarea residences but it is more commonly found outdoors, in warehouses,restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, hospitals, food processingfacilities and of course sewer systems. They are common around streetlights during the summer months and have caused many a man to regretlaughing when one lands in the hair of his date. This usually happens onthe way back to their car from a nice dinner or a movie. Remember guys, this is not funny!

If you have pine trees near your home or business then you’ve probably got a resident population built in at your property.

FOODS: They tend to prefer fermenting food but will feed on most anything you throw out.

STRUCTURAL INVASION: American Cockroaches usuallyenter a building through soffit vents, ridge vents, garage door cracksand weep holes. They are good swimmers and have been known to enterthrough the sewer system via building drains.

CONTROL: A good power spray around the perimeter ofyour home is usually effective in controlling these guys but won’t eliminate them. Dusting of attics and weep holes along with treating thebase of any evergreen trees and shrubs goes a long way in helping to curb the population of this pest. If you want them controlled all yearlong then you need an annual program in place. Programs offering service once a year won’t be effective with the American Cockroach. It usuallytakes a service every 3 months to keep the population down and you’ll need to follow the advice of your pest control professional to achievethe best results.

As with virtually any problem pest, fogging is not going to solveyour problem when dealing with American Cockroaches. Call us today at (281) 449-7404 and let us schedule one of our technicians for an in home estimate at no charge.


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