Capable of surviving in even the harshest environments, roaches are often called the "Apocalypse Survival Bug". With thousands of different roach species across the globe, less than 1% live near human habitats.
Common Roach Types:
While there are many species of cockroaches present in the United States, in New York specifically, you will commonly see the following types:
Roach Eating Habits
Roaches are the polar opposite of picky eaters – they will eat virtually anything available to them. While they would prefer to feed on organic food sources including sweets, meats, and starches, they are known for consuming such unconventional items as hair, books, and decaying matter. If food sources are unavailable, they can survive off of water for months at a time.
Roaches are nocturnal, so chances are you won’t come into direct contact with them during the day unless you have a particularly bad infestation. So aside from seeing a roach scuttle across your kitchen countertop, there are several other signs signifying a roach infestation:
Fecal droppings: Small roaches often leave behind small, dark droppings similar in appearance to coffee grounds or black pepper.
Egg casings: Cockroaches produce egg casings that are long, rounded, and brownish in color. If you find casings or even unhatched eggs, this is characteristic of a roach infestation.
Unpleasant smells: German cockroaches may emit a pungent, musty odor, so be on the alert if you notice this stench in your home.
Dead cockroaches: If you have a large number of roaches, it is not uncommon to spot a dead one. Roaches tend to hide out, so check cabinets, under the stove, and behind any large appliances if you are suspicious of an infestation.
Preparation For Roach Control
Once you’ve contacted a trained technician to mitigate your roach problem, you will want to prepare the treatment areas. Here are some things you can do to prepare:
- You may need to empty your cabinets to access the areas that require treatment
- Remove all exposed food and clean hidden areas where food particles and debris may accumulate, such as under the refrigerator and stove
- Remove bags, boxes, and other storage areas that may provide harborage for insects
- Inform your technician of wherever you’ve seen cockroaches, to make the bait placements most effective
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