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Cockroaches

For every cockroach you see, there can easily be 100 more hiding behind your wall. The most popular species of cockroaches include:

Smokey Brown Cockroach

  • Appearance  
    • Dark brown
    • 1.5 inches long
  • Diet  
    • Scavengers that will eat almost anything; normally feed on plant material
  • Habits  
    • Prefers to live outdoors
    • Populations are relatively immobile compared to other species
  • Other Information  
    • Adults can live up to 200 days
    • Particularly numerous in southeastern U.S
    • Fly towards lights at night.

American Cockroach

  • Appearance  
    • Reddish-brown wings
    • Light markings on thorax
    • 1.5 inches long
  • Diet  
    • Scavengers that will eat almost anything; commonly found in food preparation areas
  • Habits  
    • Very aggressive
    • Prefer warm, damp areas 
    • More likely to be seen in daytime and outdoors than other species
  • Other Information  
    • The largest house-infesting species
    • Can live up to 15 months.

German Cockroach

  • Appearance  
    • About five-eighths inch long
    • Light to medium brown colored
  • Diet  
    • Scavengers that will eat almost anything
  • Habits  
    • Primarily infest areas close to food, moisture and warmth.
    • Most common cockroach found in and around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants
  • Other Information  
    • Nocturnal
    • Adults can live up to one year
    • Extremely heavy infestations are not uncommon
    • Widest distribution of all cockroaches in U.S

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