There is nothing worst than seeing a cockroach in your Collinsville, IL home. Unfortunately, even a clean, and tidy home doesn’t deter these pests. Cockroaches are sneaky little pests that can crawl inside through small holes, and gaps in windows or doors and sneak in through items carried inside. They have been known to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic works and no less than seven other kinds of human pathogens.
Types of Roaches
To effectively remove and keep these pests out of your home it’s important to be able to identify what species you are dealing with. Here is a list of the different types of cockroaches that could be in your home.
American cockroaches– These pests are also referred to as the water bug or palmetto bug. The American cockroach is the largest species of roach you will find in your home. They are reddish-brown with antennae, six legs, and wings that allow them to fly short distances. They nest in warm, moist, and dark spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
Brown-Banded Cockroach– These pests are half an inch long with two lighter bands that run across their dark brown bodies. Brown Banded Cockroaches can hide in unusual places, like behind picture frames. They will eat anything from food scraps to wallpaper. The most common way they can get into your home is through furniture, groceries, and electrics.
German Cockroach– this is the most common species worldwide. The German Cockroach is a light brown, with two dark stripes on its head, and is no less than one inch long. They are most commonly found in the kitchens and bathrooms of residential and commercial buildings. They are known to cause a mild, musty odor that worsens over time, which can cause illness and allergic reactions.
Oriental Cockroaches– These pests are the easiest to identify with their shiny back bodies and even though they have wing pads, they do not have wings and can not actually fly. They are found in gutters, sewers, storm drains, and flowerbeds. They can sneak into your home through pipes and crawl space and are found in places near a water source.
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are known to be very stubborn pests. This is because they can live a whole month with food and one week without water. Store-bought treatments are good for a short-term solution. For long-term, lasting results give the professionals at American Termite & Pest Control Services a call today for quick and safe extermination that will last!