Officially known as an American cockroach, waterbugs are the largest of house infesting roaches and are common in NYC buildings. This scary 1.5 – 2.5 inch larger roach if found in nearly every structure in the northeast. They have been known to cause or exacerbate allergic and asthmatic conditions, especially in children in inner cities.

What are Waterbugs?

Waterbugs are the largest of house infesting roaches. They prefer damp areas such as basements, floor drains, sum pumps, boiler rooms, slop sinks, and utility closets. It is the most common pest found in the sewer system, and they easily enter homes through the and along the pipelines. Waterbugs infestation can cause serious damage to your home and must be addressed throughout the year.

How Do I know if I have Waterbugs?

American cockroaches can be found at any time during the year anywhere in a home.  They have the ability to fly and will do so right through an open, unscreened window.  They are more likely found in basements that aren’t cleaned as often.

Typical signs of Waterbugs include:

  • Unusual tell-tale odor of musty/pungent smell
  • Roach fragments, wings, fecal matter, shell casings, pepper spots, or dead roaches.
  • Tend to be nocturnal and/or more active in dark places

Pest Away at Your Service

The NYC sewer system is now immensely infested and wreaking havoc on many buildings and homes. Therefore, sanitation is essential to prevent a waterbug infestation.  Known for being the best pest control service in NYC, Pest Away Exterminating will flush out all of waterbugs from your building or home FAST and GREEN. Call Pest Away to discuss our proprietary sewer line service now.

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