Category: Cockroach Facts

Cockroach Information – Life Cycle, Species Identification

We know these insects aren’t pleasant to think about, but understanding a few cockroach facts can go a long way toward preventing problems in your kitchen, basement, or company breakroom. Learning more about how roaches get inside buildings, what their egg cases look like, and where you’re likely to find them is one of the best defences you can have against an infestation.

We put this cockroach information guide together to make sure property owners understand the risks these insects pose in households and businesses. Whether you want to know more about cockroach-related allergens or just want to avoid finding these insects in your pantry, we want our community to stay informed and proactive when it comes to pest prevention.

Since these insects are one of the most common pests in the Mid-Atlantic states, arming yourself with useful cockroach tips and information is the first step toward dealing with them. And, if you should discover cockroaches behind the fridge or under a bathroom sink, get in touch with the experts at Western Pest Services for a free inspection for your home or business.

What Does a Cockroach Look Like?

Of the 55 types of cockroaches that live in the United States, only five in the Mid-Atlantic region can thrive indoors. These pests have many similar features, including flat, oval bodies, long antennae, and six spiny legs. However, differences in their appearance like colour, size, and wing length distinguish each type.

It’s easy to mistake lookalike pests such as beetles and crickets for cockroaches. Since other insects and even different cockroach species vary in their habits and habitats, identifying an infestation ensures the most effective pest control tactics for the job. Check out the photo gallery below for some useful cockroach identification tips.

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