One of the worst pests to come across in your home is a cockroach. They carry disease and bacteria that can be harmful to your entire family. They are sneaky and come out at night to look for food and water and they don’t need much to sustain life. A cockroach will walk across counters and surfaces in your home that you may turn around and use for food preparation and this is how easily the disease and bacteria can transfer from them to your loved ones. They are easy to overlook because they tend to stay hidden away and come out after the house seems dark and quiet. Cockroaches are a major problem in Greater San Antonio, TX and A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what you need to know about identifying cockroaches and treating for them.
How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches
The German cockroach is the most common cockroach that is found throughout the Suffolk County. They are not a very large breed of cockroach but they tend to breed quickly and that means that they can spread fast. They are identified by their color which is usually a tan color and they have a line that runs from their head to their tail. They have a fully developed set of wings of they don’t want to fly and will usually be seen scurrying away. They tend to get into homes through gaps in the wall, doors and windows. Once they are in they will hold up in a bathroom of kitchen somewhere they can’t be seen but that has access to water and food.
Do American Cockroaches Fly Towards You?
These cockroaches are named after our own country but are not the kind that you are likely to see that often. They are a very large species of cockroach and can be identified by their reddish brown color. They are larger than a German cockroach and they have a set of wings. They are known to fly and will use this as a way to get away when they are startled. This kind of cockroach also likes dark and damp places and can be found near trash cans and basements. They enter homes through the same cracks and gaps that any other pest can.
How Big is an Oriental Cockroach?
This is the third kind of cockroach that is found throughout Texas and North America area. These bugs are sometimes referred to as water bugs because of the amount of moisture that they like. They are a larger cockroach (around 3/4 to 1 inch in length) and are usually a dark brown or glossy black. They also have wings but cannot take flight.