This season we are getting dozens of calls regarding American Roaches. Otherwise known as the “Tree Roach”, these Roaches are large and they mean business! They are invading The Woodlands,TX! From residential homes to commercial establishments, no one is safe this winter from the American Roach! Roaches have become a problem this winter because they enjoy the warm temperatures. This Winter has failed to yield the colder temperatures this region is used to and because of that, Roaches are thriving. There are some tricks you can use this winter to make sure your home stays roach free!
What Does An American Roach Look Like?
American roaches are large, tan to brownish insects that have a pale band around the edge of their wings and about five dark colored stripes on the thorax of American roaches. American roaches can vary in size, but American roaches are generally about 1.6 inches long as adults. American Roaches are American Roaches are also known as the Palmetto Bug American Roach.
How Does The American Roach Differ From The German Roach?
German Roaches are smaller than American roaches, about 1/2 to 5/8 inch long as adults. German roaches have two dark parallel lines on the back of their heads. German roaches are also a lighter color than American Roaches and have an oval or round abdomen depending on whether they are female or male.
What Makes The American Roach Different From Other Types of Roaches?
There are more than 3,500 species of cockroaches in the world, and about 30 species are common pests. American roaches are large cockroaches that live in moist environments such as sewers and drains. American roaches also prefer warmer indoor environments such as homes, restaurants or grocery stores.
American roaches are less likely to climb up vertical surfaces and more likely to be found in basements and crawl spaces, and they can fly.
Why Do I Have American Roaches In My Home?
American roaches (Periplaneta americana), or palmetto bugs, are a common insect for homeowners to find infesting their homes. They generally live outdoors in leaf litter, landscaping mulch and under any of the many cracks and openings found on exterior walls. But when they get into your home, they can be very difficult and expensive to remove. American roaches prefer darkness and they do not like light, but American roaches can also be found in kitchens with bright lights at night because American roaches are attracted to the moisture and food supplies and readily feed on anything from pet food to crumbs and spills on countertops. American roaches like warm temperatures (78 degrees F) and American roaches can reproduce very quickly.
The American Roach life cycle for mating is between 65-80 days. American roaches are nocturnal insects that prefer to live in groups or inhabit areas where they are not bothered by humans or pets. American Roaches like the darkness of attics, basements, crawl spaces and garages!
How Many Eggs Can an American Roach Lay?
An American Roach, at least the female american roach, can lay up to 90 eggs per egg capsule and 100 egg capsules in a laying.
How Do I Know If I Have An American Roach Problem?
You can tell if you have American roaches by looking for fecal droppings (American Roach poop). American roaches produce shiny, black-colored fecal American roach poop. You can also look for live or dead American roaches, molted exoskeletons, and American roach egg cases. American Roaches can be found at night when they are foraging for food, water and mates.
How Do I Keep American Roaches Out Of My Home?
Since American roaches live in groups, you need to do the following if your home becomes infested with these pests:
○ Fix all water leaks to prevent water from getting on floors or into places where American roaches can hide
○ Fix door and window jams and weatherproof the exterior where American roaches can enter
○ Use a high-quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk to seal cracks and crevices around baseboards, windows, doorframes, etc.
○ Eliminate food and water sources American roaches are attracted to by cleaning up spills, properly storing food, and eliminating sources of water
○ There are a variety of over-the-counter pesticides that consumers can buy to treat American roaches, but you have to get the pesticide directly on the American Roach. Be sure to read the label carefully before purchasing any pesticide products.
What Should I Do If I Have American Roaches In My Home?
If you are having problems with roaches, you should call CPL Pest Control! Using the best in technology and modern Pest Control, we promise to exterminate your roach problem and prevent them from returning in the future! American Roaches can be a nuisance, dangerous, and gross! We promise to assist you and rid of your American Roach problem today! Call us for your FREE Consultation and Quote! Call 281-683-6737, as always, ask for Chris!