Cockroaches are one of the most common and most filthy pests that humans come into contact with. Not only are cockroaches excellent at adapting to almost any environment, but they also carry a great deal of dangerous bacteria that can harm you and your family when they are allowed to stay in your home. Cockroaches can easily gain access into your home through the smallest crack or crevice they can find while exploring the outside perimeter of your home. Once inside a cockroach will immediately begin to search for a reliable water source, which usually ends up being in your basement or underneath your kitchen or bathroom sink, or more frightfully in your shower.
How to Get Rid of American Cockroaches in your House
While cockroaches are all the same as far as disgusting goes, there are many different species of cockroach that pose different types of problems for homeowners. It is important to become familiar with the different species, so you know what you are dealing with. The American cockroach is one of the most common roaches that humans will come into contact with. American cockroaches are reddish brown and have a yellowish figure eight pattern on their backs. The American cockroach is the largest house infesting cockroach; they are able to survive in a variety of environments.
How to Get Rid of Brown Banded Cockroaches in your Home
The brown banded cockroach is brown in color with a pronounced banding across its wings. A brown banded cockroach prefers warmer climates that are dry. Brown banded cockroaches are often found in upper cabinets or rooms other than the kitchen and bathroom. This species of cockroach is also known for hiding within the cracks and crevices of furniture. They can easily squeeze themselves between couch cushions and hide themselves until the coat is clear to go exploring for a food source.
How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches
The German cockroach is light brown in color and has two dark stripes located on its back. The German cockroach is more oval in shape compared to other species of cockroach. The German cockroach prefers a warm and humid climate as they are usually found in kitchens, and showers. Infestations of the German cockroach most usually occur in areas where people eat and drink. The German cockroach has been responsible for outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people. They are commonly found in restaurants as well, causing a shut down and are difficult to remove once an infestation has been established.