American cockroaches are the largest species of common roach. They are reddish brown and have a yellowish section on the body. Immature roaches look identical to adults but without wings. They travel quickly as they attempt to stay out of sight hiding in small cracks, under doors and appliances. It has a pair of large eyes that have over 2000 individual lenses making it a very active nocturnal animal but very sensitive to light. They tend to live in moist areas but can survive in dry areas if there is access to water. They can flourish in warm climates. In residential areas they live in basements and sewers but may move outdoors into yards while it's warm. They have been known to fly during mating season. They are scavengers that feed on a variety of organic decaying foods, but are very fond of fermenting foods.
The German Cockroach is a small species and can be tan, brown or even black in color. Although they have wings they cannot sustain flight. They are the most common and prominent household roaches. The tend in inhabit restaurants, hotels, and food processing facilities but can also infest kitchens and bathrooms and infest homes. They are mostly found in the evening hours but if disturbed can occasionally be sighted during daylight hours. They are very resilient creatures. This is because during the germination period the mother carries the eggs (above) rather than depositing them in an area that would leave the eggs vulnerable to attempts to wipe them out. The German roach is an omnivore and a scavenger. They are attracted to starch, sugary foods, grease and meats. In areas where food is short they may eat household items such as soap, glue, or toothpaste. In desperate times they may even turn cannibalistic often chewing on the wings and legs of fellow roaches.
YOU TEND TO SEE THEM INVADING YOUR KITCHEN SPACE AND POSSIBLY YOUR BATHROOM...
This preparation is required so our treatment can be as effective as possible. Please do not stack these items in the kitchen and bathroom or against the walls of the rooms. The technician will need room to treat these areas.
You'll need to remove ALL items from the upper and lower Kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
-If you are going to wash the cabinets out it is best to do so BEFORE the service.
** This service does NOT include exterior treatment. If you wish to add this on, please contact the office prior to your appointment.
The end result of these clean outs will vary depending on the initial severity of the infestation. You should see an improvement in the number of roaches. It's normal to still see activity.
Please understand one treatment may not solve the problem. All of our roach clean out services come with one (1) follow up service (2) weeks from the original service date.
This follow up service does NOT require the cabinets to be cleaned out again unless there is a specific area still seeing heavy activity.
You may still see some activity within a few days of the follow up treatment. This is normal.
Depending on the initial severity of the infestation, regular maintenance may be required for some time following the clean out.