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Did you know that cockroaches have lived on this earth for over 200 million years? That’s right the pest that is terrorizing your home is one of the oldest and most durable creatures on this planet.
What are Cockroaches
Cockroaches are ancient insects. They’ve survived on earth for over 200 million years. Roaches run fast on legs made for speed, and with 5-segmented tarsi. Most are nocturnal and spend their days resting deep within tight-fitting cracks or crevices.
Roache are flat and have oval bodies. Cockroaches use chewing mouthparts to scavenge on organic materials.
Three species of cockroaches that are commonly found in Pennsylvania
- Oriental cockroach– Can grow in length up to 1 inch long, these cockroaches are dark, and oily black in color. They tend to be found in the most dark and moist areas of your homes.
- The American cockroach– They are a large cockroach and can be 1-1/2 inches in length and are reddish brown in color. They prefer warm moist areas inside of homes.
- The German cockroach– These are a smaller cockroaches and grow in length between ¼-5/8 of an inch in length; they are light brown or tan in color with dark stripes down their head. They like to live in small, tight areas where moisture is present.
Not only can cockroaches bring you social embarrassment and fear, but also can contribute to the deteriorating health of your family. Cockroaches by themselves do not cause any disease but they are carriers for millions of bacteria and infectious agents. These agents can lead to an array of diseases from diarrhea to food poisoning.
If you suspect a cockroach infestation, it is very important to take care of the problem instantly. That last thing you want, is for the infestation to grow and get worse. Please contact us and we will take of the problem in the most professional, eco-friendly, and effective way possible. We have been serving the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pocono, and surrounding communities for over 17 years.