Cockroaches: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Cockroaches range in size from ¬Ĺ – 1¬Ĺ inches in length ¬†
  • They are light or dark brown in color
  • Normally only active at night when not confronted with stress factors such pesticides and overpopulation
  • Their excrement stains can be easily found in areas of higher activity

Active Season

  • A female Cockroach will produce an egg capsule consisting of 2 rows of eggs (eggs per capsule range with species)
  • Their peak season is late Spring through early Summer, but are seen all throughout the year

Interesting Facts

  • A female Cockroach can produce up to 400 spawn in a lifetime
  • A single Cockroach and its offspring can multiply to 300,000 in a single year
  • They all¬†have wings but most house-infesting never use them

Cause for Concern

  • Cockroaches contaminate much more food than they eat
  • When they defecate or shed they present allergens or allergy developing bacteria; children are especially susceptible
  • They give off a pheromone that is foul or pungent and can even spoil food

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • For Cockroach treatments, people and pets need to be out of the home for 1 hour. Birds must be removed from home or completely covered with a blanket and put into room where no treatment is being done. ¬†Kitchen cupboards need to be emptied and counters cleared, items can be put on table and covered with a sheet

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Cockroach Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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