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Do you have cockroaches in your home?

These are the common signs of cockroach infestations. 

  • Unusual Odor 
  • Shed skin  
  • Egg cases  
  • Damage to stored items  
  • Grease marks along walls and floors  
  • Live or dead cockroaches in your home 
  • Clusters of small black spots on walls or floors  
  • Bussing or chirping noises  

What does a cockroach look like?

When is comes to cockroaches, there’s quite a variety of species out there. If you’re wondering which ones, you’re most likely to come across, let us break it down for you.

American Cockroach

american cockroach

Where it can be found: All over the United States 

Size: 1.5 to 2 inches long 

Color: Reddish-brown shell with yellow marks on its body

Where to find it: Warm and humid environments, like basements, sewers, and big buildings 

Australian Cockroach

australian cockroach

Where it can be found: Southern states of the U.S, like Florida and Georgia 

Size: 1.5 to 2 inches long 

Color: Reddish-brown with a yellow edge on its head 

Where to find it: It likes to live outside and can be found in places like gardens, under leaves, and on tree bark 

German Cockroach

German Cockroach

Where it can be found: Southern states of the U.S.

Size: 0.5 to 0.6 inches long

Color:  Light brown to tan color with two dark stripes on their body

Where to find it: They like to live in houses and stores, specifically in kitchens and bathrooms.

Oriental Cockroach
oriental cockroach

Where it can be found: Northern states of the U.S, Especially the New England region

Size: 1 to 1.25 inches long

Color:  Shiny black or dark brown body 

Where to find it: They like dark and wet places, like basements, sewers, and crawl spaces. 

Brown Banded Cockroach

brown banded cockroach

Where it can be found: East Coast of the U.S.

Size: 0.5 to 0.6 inches long

Color:  Light brown to tan color with clear stripes on their wings and body 

Where to find it: They like places that are drier and on the warmer side, particularly near electrical appliances, and in cabinets

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Bugs can multiply rapidly and quickly turn into a full-blown infestation before you know it. Professional exterminators possess a range of tools and strategies to eliminate these pests.

Hiring professional pest control is the best choice for bug problems. Experts can quickly remove them and know how to stop them from coming back for a long time. They provide solutions to keep your home bug free.

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