Roach Control Miami
Cockroaches: Roach Control is Vital to your Family’s Well-Being
Beware Parents: Your Child’s Health Could Be at Risk
Younger children are most prone to the illnesses transmitted by cockroaches. Cockroaches pick up germs on their legs and spread germs into our homes from sewers and other contaminated areas.
Cockroaches can survive in even the direst circumstances because of their resistance. Cockroaches can live from two weeks to a month without any food or water. Some cockroaches can even live for up to a week without its head. And cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 45 minutes.
Cockroaches vary in size and color depending on the different species. The most common species of cockroaches include: American cockroaches, Brown-banded cockroach, German cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches.
- American Cockroaches are about 2” in size and are considered to be the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches. This species of cockroach will eat anything including crumbs, plants, and other insects. American cockroaches usually inhabit warm, wet, dark areas such as sewers, basements, and around drains and pipes.
- Brown-banded Cockroaches are 1/2” in size and oval in shape. Brown-Banded cockroaches have two light brown bands across their bodies and have a life span of 5-6 months. This species of cockroach eat paper-based materials and even nylon! Female brown-banded cockroaches often lay eggs in or under furniture in various locations in your home. These roaches prefer warm, dry locations anywhere in the home.
- German Cockroaches are smaller roaches than range from 1/2” to 5/8” in size. This species of cockroach is the most common in the United States but can be found all over the world. The life span of the German cockroach ranges from 100 to 200 days. German cockroaches are attracted to sugary foods and are also known to feed on toothpaste and other household products. This species is commonly found in warm, damp areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
- Oriental Cockroaches are large insects at about 1” in size and are very dark in color. This species of cockroach is considered to be the dirtiest of all the cockroaches and emit a strong odor. Oriental cockroaches reside in sewers and other wet locations. Oriental cockroaches primarily feed on garbage as well as other decaying organic materials.
Cockroaches infiltrate structures through crevices, cracks, sewers, and drain pipes. Cockroaches are nocturnal and hide throughout most of the day.
Once indoors, cockroaches live inside of cabinets, appliances, furniture, pretty much any warm area that they can squeeze into. Outdoors, cockroaches are likely to be found in forests or foliage near water.
If cockroaches are spotted several times throughout the day, it could be an indicator that you are housing a serious infestation. Cockroaches can also be hazardous to the health of you and your family.
Cockroaches are known to spread bacteria, parasitic worms, and other harmful pathogens. Cockroaches also release allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma, and other illnesses.