American Cockroaches have been brought over from across the Ocean on ships and planes alike. American Cockroaches Infestations are now common in the UK, especially in summer time. Luckily, here at Cockroach Exterminators we can help with all types of cockroaches.
How to identify an American Cockroach
- Size: Adults may range between 1 1/4” to 2 1/8” (32-54 mm) in length, similarly to other cockroach species.
- Colour: American cockroaches are typically reddish brown with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head.
- Legs: They have 6 legs.
- Both males and females have wings and can fly short distances.
Like most Cockroach species American Cockroaches love hiding in warm; damp places such as bathrooms or kitchens. In addition to that, these Cockroaches are also commonly found in gardens, near naturally decomposing materials such as leaves or grass.
American Cockroaches leave their droppings; which vary in size and can be up to 8 mm long and dark in colour. These eggs can therefore be found in capsules on the floor.
If you identify an American Cockroach in or around your house take action as soon as possible. American Cockroach infestations happen fast and unexpectedly; therefore, even one odd fellow on your kitchen floor is a good sign that an infestation is underway.
Dangers of Cockroaches
Cockroaches in general, furthermore especially American Cockroaches carry dangerous disease and bacteria. Above all, these are a nuisance. These are the dangers of an American Cockroach Infestation.
- Typhoid Fever
How to protect your house from American Cockroach Infestation?
- Make sure there are no damp places and reduce moisture using a de-humidifier.
- Clean eating areas regularly.
- Remove any natural matter decomposing in your garden such as leaves.
In conclusion, the first thing to prevent a large infestation is always call a pest control specialist. Luckily, Cockroach Exterminators can help you today. Call us at 0800 955 1015.
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