It is not uncommon for people to confuse cockroaches with water bugs. The American Cockroach is also referred to as the American Water Bug and can adapt quickly to its surroundings. The American Cockroach does not need to live in water the way that insects and true water bugs from the Hemiptera family do. Cockroaches can survive in areas that are both moist and warm, true water bugs however need large bodies of water to ensure their survival. Cockroaches can adapt to their surroundings and although they frequent warm, moist areas they are not aquatic.
Cockroaches are known for spreading disease-causing bacteria including Salmonella which they carry on their legs and deposit on food. House dust which contains cockroach feces and body parts can trigger an allergic reaction including asthma in individuals who are susceptible.
How Do I Identify an American Cockroach?
American Cockroach or American Water Bug adults grow to an average length of 1.6 inches. They are reddish brown in color and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head.
Where Do You Find American Cockroaches?
Cockroaches can be found almost anywhere but they have a particular preference for moist dark areas in your home or business including:
• Storage areas
• Commercial buildings
American cockroaches can survive in dry areas if they have access to a water source. They prefer warm temperatures and can survive in sewers and will often move outside during warmer weather.
Where are the Roaches in My House Coming From?
The most common way for cockroaches to enter your home or business is through your drains. They can also enter your property through cracks and other openings and they can even enter through the gap under your door. Cockroaches rely on water to survive, and more often than not they will enter your home or commercial property and move towards areas that are warm and moist
How to Prepare for Cockroach Extermination?
• Put away any exposed food
• Remove any items that you typically keep stored on the sinks in your bathroom or kitchen
• Remove items from your kitchen cabinets
How to Keep Roaches Away
Cockroaches enter homes and businesses looking for water. To ensure roaches stay out of your home or business you need to take care of any leakage or drainage issues inside your property.
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