COCKROACHES


Get Rid of Cockroaches

Pest Control for Cockroaches in Lexington, KY


German Cockroaches

German cockroaches typically found in kitchen and bathroom areas. This roach likes warmth and moisture. They will stay close to available food and prefer a dark area. One might see these roaches scatter when lights are turned on. This is a small roach reaching only 5/8 inch /16mm in length as an adult. The german cockroach produces more eggs per case than other roaches and are fast to become adults; egg to adult in 36 to 60 days. A good sign of german cockroaches is the peppery spots around harborage areas. These spots are actually fecal material with aggregation pheromone that attract other german roaches to the area. Females may produce an average of 4-5 ootheca (egg case containing 30-40 eggs) and live more than 200 days.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches typically are found in sewers and basements, particularly around pipes. This is a large roach reaching 1.5 inches/38 mm when fully developed. Development from egg to adult takes around 24 weeks. Adults live on average 440 days.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches often travels through sewer pipes, trash shoots, cool dark damp areas, basements, crawl spaces, beneath leaves and they live on filth. If water is available this roach can live for a month without food, but will die within two weeks without water. So drying out infested areas is critical. This roach grows to 1 inch /25mm and takes at least 311 days and may be as long as 800 days to go from egg to adult.

Wood Cockroach 

Wood cockroach typically found in hollow trees, under loose bark, often in wood piles, and in cracks and crevices in rural buildings. This roach is medium large reaching 1 inch /25mm for males and 3/4 inch /19mm for females.

Brownbanded Cockroaches

Brownbanded cockroaches prefer high dry areas like cupboards, pantries, and behind pictures. They prefer starches for food. This is a small roach rarely reach over 12 inch/13mm long and takes at least 95 days but may be as long as 276 days. Adults live about 10 months.

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