Pests We Treat : Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a common household pest that quickly breeds, leading to infestations in both indoor and outdoor areas if not treated properly. These insects are a danger to your home and family—bringing in diseases, causing asthma/allergies, leaving behind waste, contaminating food, and even harming you.

The only way to truly get rid of cockroaches is to eliminate them from their origin. That is where My Pest Pros can help. Our treatment solutions get to the source of the problem and prevent future infestations permanently.

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How to Identify Cockroaches

A few different types of cockroaches are common in the Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland areas. Each of these types is distinct and poses health issues.

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American Cockroaches

A reddish-brown American cockroach is the largest cockroach in the area. They are typically found in areas with high food and moisture. They typically live outdoors and enter homes through gaps as well as plumbing. The American cockroach measures about 2 inches long and has a yellow infinity sign on the back of their heads.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands across their dark brownish bodies. Male brown-banded cockroaches can also fly and they are often found in upper cabinets or rooms other than kitchens or bathrooms.

German Cockroaches

The German cockroach is one of the worst cockroaches in the area. They multiply quickly and make homes in areas with high moisture and food easily accessible. These cockroaches are tan/light brown and have two parallel stripes on the back of their heads. German roaches enter homes or businesses in packages and thrive on sanitation, water leaks and sewage issues.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches are large, very dark, shiny cockroaches that live in sewers or wet, decaying organic matter. They prefer cooler temperatures and often travel through sewer pipes. Since oriental cockroaches are usually found in sewers, they find their way into buildings through drains. They can be found in basements, crawl spaces, leaf piles, and firewood piles.

Tips for Preventing Cockroaches

  • Keep your food in air-tight containers
  • Clean regularly
  • Discard trash properly
  • Eliminate entry points
  • Keep clutter to a minimum

How My Pest Pros Helps

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests that we deal with at My Pest Pros. They spread disease and cause many health problems. Because of this, we have perfected our cockroach treatment and prevention. We want to ensure that your home remains a healthy place to live.

When it comes to treatment options, our emphasis is on finding and treating their preferred hiding spots instead of randomly spraying baseboards, countertops, and other exposed surfaces. Because of the cockroach breeding cycle, it can take multiple treatments to get rid of a cockroach infestation completely.

To stay cockroach-free all year round, we offer l pest protection plans designed to target common harborage areas and that offer you the peace of mind that comes with our warranties. Cockroaches are pests that can find their way back into your home or business and quickly breed. With the help of My Pest Pros, your home or business can stay pest free.

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