Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species of cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical species prefer even warmer environments and do not fare well in the average household. The spines on the legs were earlier considered to be sensory, but observations of their locomotion on sand and wire meshes have demonstrated that they help in locomotion on difficult terrain.
Cockroaches are both unpleasant and unsanitary. Getting rid of Cockroaches can be tricky because the two most common roach types are eliminated using different techniques. After determining what kind of cockroach you have, follow the recommended treatment plans. We have tips on how to inspect for Cockroaches, critical sanitation/exclusion procedures, and the best treatment options to get rid of Cockroaches.
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Cockroaches Identification: The first step to getting rid of Cockroaches is to identify which type of Cockroachesyou have. To determine which type of Cockroaches you have, first look at their sizes. Afterward, compare physical features and habitats from the information and links below. You may need a flashlight or glue boards to catch them. When in doubt about their identification, please email us.
Inspection: Proper inspection is critical to success in a roach control treatment plan. Are the Cockroaches the smaller type of Cockroaches (an inch or less)? Do they scurry over your kitchen counter when you turn on the light? These are typically German Cockroaches. Do you have the larger Cockroaches (about 1.5 inches) that lives mostly outside and come inside occasionally? Larger Cockroaches require a different treatment plan.
Sanitation: The third step in getting rid of Cockroaches is to investigate sanitation issues. Since Cockroaches need food, water, and a harbor location, it is important to eliminate these sources as much as possible.