Have you encountered an insect scurrying across your countertop when you flip on the lights for a midnight snack? Cockroaches can hitchhike into even the cleanest of homes on items as innocuous as your grocery bags.
Size: Adults range from 1/2 to 3/4 inch in length. Young cockroaches may be much smaller.
Color: Tan, reddish-brown or brownish-black
What are it’s identifying characteristics?
Cockroaches are medium-sized flattened insects. Wings, if present are leathery in appearance, and may not cover the entire abdomen. The most common cockroach, the German cockroach is mostly light brown or tan except for two dark lines behind the head.
Cockroaches will consume everything humans eat. Fermenting foods and beverages are highly attractive to German cockroaches. They can survive on toothpaste, glue, and even soap. In some instances, adults can live a month on water alone.
Adults and nymphs hide in cracks and crevices of walls, cabinets, appliances and other items close to a food or water source. German cockroaches prefer kitchen and bathrooms, However, other species may be found in crawlspaces, basements or other areas of structures.
German cockroaches often infest areas with poor sanitation. These conditions are often places where disease-causing organisms can be found. The German cockroach has been identified as a carrier of many pathogens that cause food borne illness.
Call us. Let us assess your situation. With the proper treatment and chemicals, we can get your situation under control and eliminate the roaches.
Contact LONESTAR Pest Solutions for an inspection.