Category: Cockroaches

An Easy Way to Spot Cockroaches

Assuming you haven’t already spotted a sucker skittering around, cockroach feces are relatively easy to spot. Look for small, dark, “pepper-like” bits (as some exterminators describe it) on counter tops or in drawers. The nocturnal bugs seek out dark, wet places to hide and breed, so be sure... more
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Prevent roaches, mice, and rats by following these simple tips

Pest –Proof  Your Food Store all boxed or loose food in containers that seal tight – plastic, glass or coffee cans with lids. Store as much food in your refrigerator as you can, especially foods you keep for a long time, such as flours, rice and nuts. To store large bags of pet... more
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Why are Roaches Bad?

American cockroaches are a host organism for at least 33 kinds of bacteria, as well as several parasites and pathogens that can adversely affect humans. On top of that, cockroaches have been found by researchers to exacerbate both seasonal allergies and asthma in people of all ages, with those in... more
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What Do American Cockroaches Look Like?

Adult American cockroaches average between 1.4” to 1.6” (35-41mm) in length, but they can grow to exceed 2”. American cockroaches are reddish brown in color with a yellow band that outlines the area behind their head. Both males and females have wings and can fly short... more
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What Foods Attract Roaches

Cockroaches are the oldest surviving insects in the world, scientists believe. This is due to their ability to adapt, and to survive off of almost any food source. Cockroaches are scavengers and will look for food anywhere that they smell it. With the ability to eat natural sources of food as well... more
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Pesticide Use Around Pets

People often use pesticides in their homes or yards to control a variety of pests such as insects, weeds and rodents. Pet owners may also apply pesticide products directly to their pets to control ticks and/or fleas. Although these pesticides can be beneficial, they have the potential to hurt... more
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Cockroach Breeding Habits

After mating, female cockroaches deposit their eggs in a hardened oval capsule called an ootheca. When the eggs are almost ready to hatch, the mothers of most species either drop the egg case close to a food source, or use secretions from their mouths to glue it to a suitable surface. The eggs... more
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A message from A1 on COVID-19

As we work together as a community and nation to better understand and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we are all being asked to adhere to new guidelines and to do our best to practice social distancing. Please know that as protectors of public health, food and property, we take... more
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We are considered an Essential Service per the government so if you have any rodent, ant, termite or other pest issues, we can come to you and exterminate them! We have protocols set in place, if anyone is sick or feeling ill we cannot treat their residence or business. If there are no medical... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | How can I get rid of cockroaches?

Intensive cleaning measures and pesticides should be used jointly to control cockroaches. Pesticides alone will not be successful, since the living environment must be physically changed first. Cleaning Preventing access to food, water, and shelter, and keeping a clean home are important... more
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