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There are over 3,000 different types of cockroaches – some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural environment.

Cockroaches are usually attracted to food available in your property. They will eat anything from foods, paper, packaging, plastics and fabrics to animal matter (e.g. hamster and rabbit droppings).

The three main types of cockroaches commonly found in homes in Canada include the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach and American cockroach.

  • German cockroaches are brown in color and have wings, although they prefer to run or climb, they can fly short distances.
  • American cockroaches, also known as the palmetto bug, tend to be found in dark, undisturbed areas that are high in humidity.
  • Oriental cockroaches are Known for their preference for feeding on garbage and decay, these insects can most commonly be found in landfills and leaf litters.

 

All species are usually found in greatest numbers in the kitchen or where food is stored.

Some information you should know about Cockroaches

  • Cockroaches can breed rapidly.
  • Cockroaches produce an obnoxious odour that taints food and objects they come into contact with.
  • Cockroach droppings cause asthma and eczema.
  • Cockroaches carry a range of serious illnesses including dysentery, gastroenteritis, salmonella and typhoid.

 

Do Cockroaches bite humans?

 

The cockroach is an omnivore, that is, it eats everything edible. They are rarely aggressive enough to attack people while awake but could if you were asleep. Only larger cockroach species could take a bite through human skin.

 

Can Cockroaches Fly?

 

Yes, some species are stronger fliers than others. The Oriental and German cockroach species do not fly.

 

I suspect a Cockroach Infestation

Signs of a cockroach problem can be identified by various physical evidence such as cockroach droppings, smear marks, shed skin, cockroach eggs, damage caused by cockroaches, unusual odour and actual sightings in; kitchens and basements.

Discovering a roach infestation requires immediate action to ensure a fast solution to the problem and to minimize the health risks associated with this insect.

Cockroaches are usually attracted to food available in your property. They will eat anything from foods, paper, packaging, plastics and fabrics to animal matter (e.g. hamster and rabbit droppings).

It is often easier to spot signs of a problem in your home or business rather than an actual live cockroach. As nocturnal creatures, cockroaches usually hide out of sight during the day and become more active in their search for food at night.

How do I get rid of Cockroaches?

 

There are range of off the shelf do-it-yourself products that can be purchased from local shopping centres, but they are not as strong or effective as the products used by professionals. Hiring a professional Pest Control company for inspection and treatment is often the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches in your home or business.

Your AR Pest Control office has products developed for the control Cockroaches. Due to the difficulty of eliminating Cockroaches, it is advisable to contact an AR Service Representative.

You can contact us toll free at 1 (855) 670-7378 or info@arpestcontrol.com

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