American Cockroach

Family Name

Periplaneta Americana

Characteristics

Type:

Crawling

Size:

Up to 2 inches long.

Colour:

Reddish brown.

Behaviour:

Like all cockroaches, it is omnivorous and will eat virtually anything people will and many things we won’t.

Habitats

This cockroach thrives in warm, damp environments, such as sewers, steam tunnels, basements, crawl spaces and boiler rooms. In warmer areas, it will also be found living and breeding outdoors.

Tips for Control

The key to control is to find and treat these sources directly. In many cases, the services of a professional company are required to achieve long-term relief. Successful control involves treating the attic, crawl space and exterior cracks in the home and finding and treating likely cockroach harbourages over the entire property.