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What Do They look Like?Cockroaches can measure over 50 mm (2 in) length, with tropical species tending to be larger than those found in other climates. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying. Read more about what a cockroach looks like.
People often blame a cockroach problem on poor housekeeping. While cleaning floors, kitchens, and bathrooms is useful and very important to reduce food sources used by cockroaches, they may get inside and cause an infestation for other reasons. These pests can hitch a ride on infested items brought inside, get indoors via cracks and gaps in the homes exterior, enter through drains or sewer pipes and a few species of cockroaches can fly inside when attracted to lights.
While cockroaches are one of the most common pest problems, they are also one of the most stubborn. Infestations are hard to get rid of because the insects hide in a host of areas, breed quickly, have a very high reproductive potential and may develop resistance to pesticides.
Cockroaches often taint food with E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, so its not safe to ignore these pests. Exposure to cockroach feces and the body parts of dead roaches over time can even trigger allergies and asthma.
What Orkin DoesThe Orkin Man is trained to help manage cockroaches. Since every home is different, the Orkin technician will design a unique program for your situation.
Keeping roaches out of your home or building is an ongoing process, not a one-time treatment. Orkins exclusive A.I.M. solution is a continuing cycle of three critical stepsAssess, Implement and Monitor.
The Orkin Man can provide the right solution to keep roaches in their placeout of your home or business.
For more information or to schedule an inspection, please contact your local Orkin branch office.
Read about cockroach infestation signs
Cockroaches belong to Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta and Order Blattaria. Some species invade human dwellings and are considered pests. Others are beneficial to the environment as important recyclers of decaying organic material.
The pest cockroaches can be carriers of various diseases because they are commonly found near waste deposits or in the kitchen, where food is present.
Restaurants may also experience cockroach infestations.
Cockroaches emit unpleasant odors and may also produce sound.
The Madagascar hissing cockroach is the most famous of these vocal cockroaches, although more common species may produce quieter clicking or chirping noises.
Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war in cockroach control, heres what you should know:
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