#2 Nasty Pest In Nevada Is Cockroaches
AMERICAN COCKROACH PEST:
American Cockroach adults are 1 and 1/2 inches long, making them one of the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches. With reddish brown, fully developed wings, the American cockroaches have a yellowish margin on the thorax or body region behind the head. When disturbed, they may run rapidly and adults may fly. Immature cockroaches resemble adults except that they are wingless.
GERMAN COCKROACH PEST:
Adult German cockroaches are light brown except for the shield behind the head marked with two dark stripes, which run lengthwise on the body. Young roaches are wingless and nearly black with a single light stripe running down the middle of the back, and the adults are about 5/8 inch long. Egg capsules are light tan and usually yield about 36 baby cockroaches! German cockroaches are the most common roaches found in houses and restaurants. They eat food of all kinds and may hitchhike into the house on egg cartons, soft drink cartons, sacks of potatoes or onions, used furniture or appliances, beer cases, etc. Produce departments, pawn shops, nursing homes and other such places are constantly fighting German roaches and are notorious for being the source of residential infestations.
ORIENTAL COCKROACH PEST:
Adult Oriental cockroaches (A.K.A. Water Bug) are shiny, dark brown or black, about 1 to 1-1/4-inch long and have nonfunctional wings incapable of flight. Females are about 1-1/4-inch long, broad and have only little pads for wings. Males are about one inch long, more slender and have wings not reaching the tip of the abdomen. Immature roaches (nymphs) are darker in color than adults, similarly shaped and wingless. Egg cases are dark reddish-brown, one inch long, and appear slightly inflated. Females produce 1 to 18 capsules, each containing up to 16 eggs. Eggs hatch in about 60 days and nymphs develop in about one year. Adult females live 1 to 6 months. They are usually not found in cupboards, on walls or on upper levels of buildings. They occur outside during warm weather, and, during cool periods, may migrate in masses indoors.
What can I do about getting rid of Nevada's #2 Worst Pest, the Prevalent Roach?
Because cockroaches live in hard to get at places, and because of the seriousness of the problem, it is important to have a professional treat the problem.
If you are living in a rented house, do not hesitate to report the problem to the owner or property manager. The problem will worsen if treatment is delayed, and severe infestations are much more difficult to eliminate.
If you are living in a multiple dwelling such as a condominium or apartment, check with your neighbors above, below, and beside you to help determine the spread of and/or the severity of the situation. Do not hesitate to contact your property manager to get treatment started.
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The Ambush Pest Control's Residential Protection Plan is very effective at preventing reinfestation of Cockroaches.