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AMERICAN COCKROACH

Description

  • American Cockroaches are about 1 3/8" to 2 3/8" in length.
  • American cockroaches are reddish in color with a yellow band around the pronotum located behind the head.
  • Males and females are fully winged but are not capable of full flight merely fluttering from raised locations.
  • The females lay up to sixteen eggs in a protected shell called an ootheca.
  • The female can lay up to 8 ootheca in one year.
  • American Cockroaches typically are found in large commercial buildings and in sewer systems but they may also be found in attics of homes.
  • American Cockroaches may live for up to two years.

Control

  • Controlling American Cockroaches can be tough. Trying to locate breeding sites can be difficult.
  • Sealing cracks in walls and floors will help keep Americans from entering certain areas.
  • Drilling wall voids and placing a long term residual dust in the walls maybe necessary.
  • The use of gel baits in areas of activity works well in controlling American Cockroaches.
  • Placing gel bait feeding stations in specific locations will help control populations.