American Cockroach
Common Name:American Cockroach
Size:2 inches
Shape:Oval
Colour:Reddish-brown, with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head
Legs:6
Wings:Yes
Antenna:Yes
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Dictyoptera
Family:Blattidae
Species:Periplaneta americana

AMERICAN COCKROACHES
PEST CONTROL

Cockroaches are the most common insects where we can find in our homes and commercial buildings. They found to be an important source of causing allergy in people. So, we should eliminate these cockroaches by using different techniques. One way is to use baits and boric acid to eliminate your cockroach problem.

The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. Despite the name, the American cockroach is not native to North America, but was likely introduced via ships from Africa in the 1600s. Females can hatch up to 150 offspring per year. One important fact is that cockroaches don’t get their wings until the become adults.

Diet: American cockroaches will eat just about anything, including plants and other insects.
Habitat: Although American cockroaches can be found in homes, they are also common in larger commercial buildings, such as restaurants, grocery stores and hospitals.
Impact: Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs. They can contaminate food by shedding their skins. Their cast off skin and waste byproducts are allergens that can trigger allergic reactions, asthma and other illnesses, especially in children.
Prevention:

  1. Keep cooking, eating and food storage areas clean and dry.
  2. Act at once due to the illness they can spread

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