Category Archives for Cockroaches

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches Quickly & Effectively

How to Get Rid of Roaches

Few household pests inspire as much revulsion as cockroaches. Although they’re less harmful (though still harmful) than some other invaders, just mentioning the word “cockroach” is enough to give most people the heebie jeebies. 

Given how much disgust they trigger, it’s no surprise that many people panic and call the exterminator as soon as they see one of these little creatures wave its antennae at them. But if you’ve discovered a cockroach problem, you don’t need to pick up the phone right away. In most cases, a cockroach infestation is something you can handle yourself – and save a lot of money in the process. 

In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to know to identify a cockroach problem, exterminate the cockroaches in your home, and prevent them from invading your premises again.

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Where Do Roaches Come From?

Where Do Cockroaches Come From?

Have you ever got up in the night for a glass of water and encountered a scared cockroach running across the floor as you turn on the lights? Not only are we creeped out, but we're also left with one big question: how did it get there? Let's take a look at where roaches come from and how they get inside.

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How Long Do Cockroaches Live?

How Long Do Roaches Live?

The average cockroach lifespan varies between species. Below I will explain the individual duration of the three most common cockroaches in the U.S. These are the German, American and oriental cockroaches.

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A Complete Guide To Cockroach Nests

Roach Nests

Finding a single dead roach on your bathroom floor is one thing. Discovering roach nests will likely trigger a bout of shivers down your spine. We are all aware of the possible complications these critters can bring. Diarrhea, allergies, and even the polio virus, are just a few.

Because cockroaches are nocturnal, it can be difficult to spot an infestation. That is unless you walked in on a feeding frenzy in the middle of the night. The question is, where and how do we find these nests?

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Brown Banded Cockroaches – A Complete Guide

Brown Banded Cockroaches

Cockroaches in the home are not something any of us want, but it happens. The first step to getting rid of them is to find out what species they are. If you are dealing with the brown banded cockroach, then this article is something that you need to read.

Most roach species are similar in how they live and reproduce, but by identifying the specific type, you can target them much better. This information includes all that you need to know to deal with a brown-banded roach infestation.

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How To Get Rid Of Roaches In The Car

Cockroaches In The Car - Treatment

Cockroaches can live virtually anywhere. The only things they need are food, water, and shelter. A dirty car can make the perfect hiding place for these insects. We often leave food wrappers, crumbs, sodas or other edible items in our cars. This makes them a haven for roaches.

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Wood Roaches – A Complete Guide

Wood Cockroaches

There are over 3,000 cockroach species in the world. You might be surprised to know that not all of them are considered indoor pests. We often hear about the German and the American cockroaches. These species are commonly associated with infestation problems. Have you ever heard of the wood roach, though?

There are many fascinating things to learn about this species of cockroach. Wood roach habitats and habits are very different from those of our indoor pests. Want to know more? Let's get started.

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American Cockroaches – A Complete Guide

American Cockroaches

There are over 3,500 species of cockroach worldwide. One of those that plagues the US is the American cockroach (periplaneta americana). This type is one of the largest roach species and is often referred to as the waterbug.

The American roach was introduced to America from ships that arrived from Africa in the early 1600s. They invade homes and businesses and have become a problem in many communities. To control a roach problem, you need to learn about the species you are dealing with. With this in mind, let's take a closer look at these little “beasts”.

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Oriental Cockroaches – A Complete Guice

Oriental Cockroaches

There are more than 3,000 species of cockroach in the world. Less than one percent of these are considered a nuisance to humans. One of these pest species is the Oriental cockroach.

This roach is a bit different from the other kinds we can find in our homes, such as the American and German cockroaches. Today, we will put the Oriental roach under the microscope and take a closer look at its appearance. We'll also take a glimpse at its hiding places and, most importantly, how to get rid of them.

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Cockroach Life Cycle – All Stages

Cockroach Life Cycle

Cockroaches in the home can cause some serious problems. They reproduce rapidly and the population can soon grow out of control. The more we learn more about the cockroach life cycle, the clearer it becomes why these creatures have survived on Earth for millions of years.

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