Shape and size:
American cockroaches are large, growing up to 2-inches in length. They are a reddish-brown color with a yellowish figure eight pattern on the back of the head.
Signs of an American Cockroach infestation:
One of the most common signs that cockroaches are present in the home is the presence of what are known as shell casings. These are egg cases from recently hatched cockroaches, and appear as small dark brown oval-shaped casings. Another common sign is the presence of cockroach specks. These dark-colored specks are fecal pellets and regurgitated food, and look like grains of ground pepper. Cockroaches give off a strong, very oily odor, which becomes extremely pungent when large numbers of the insects are present. Aside from the hygiene issues associated with a cockroach infestation, the smell itself is unpleasant and can permeate food that is left exposed to the air.
Stop Bugging Me Pest Control’s Cockroach Service includes the following:
A thorough initial treatment will utilize a combination of some or all of the following techniques:
- Treatment to all cockroach harborages, cracks and crevices, and wall voids
- Baiting near roach food sources
- Physical removal and disposal of roaches by vacuuming
- Placement of glue traps for additional monitoring
After the initial visit, we will provide a thorough follow-up service, included at no additional charge. Your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technician will inspect for remaining cockroaches, treat any areas of harborage where eggs may have hatched after the initial service, and get rid of any remaining roaches that are still present.