Tag: cockroach

Why do I have cockroaches in my home?

Cockroaches are common insect pests found all over the world. Familiar to most people, cockroaches are very resourceful insects that can live, eat, and breed in your home without you even knowing it. While they don't usually bite, cockroaches can still cause health problems for some people... more
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The German cockroach is the most common in US

German roaches are relatively small, rarely reaching more than half an inch in length. And they can’t fly, so are often introduced into new places by humans – catching a ride in your groceries, cardboard boxes, etc. But once they’re in, they can disperse rapidly. An infestation in one... more
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Cockroach enemy?

Most people think cockroaches are disgusting. And if you’ve ever turned on a kitchen light, to find them skittering for dark corners, you probably agree (reference: my first apartment). But of the thousands of species out there, only a few can be considered pests. There are well over 4,000... more
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Roach Facts

Did you know that cockroaches can live for a week without their head? Most homeowners are aware of the health and safety risks associated with cockroach infestations, including the allergies and asthma triggered by cockroach allergens, and the germs and bacteria they have been known to spread. What... more
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Talk About Insects Making Your Skin Crawl

Allergens and Pests When you hear “Insects make my skin crawl,” you think it is just an expression. Well, in some cases it is actually true. The first cockroach allergy was reported in 1943, when it was noted that certain patients developed skin rashes immediately after the insects crawled... more
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Cockroaches Surviving Winter

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable creatures in the world. But, are they able to survive the cold weather? Most types of cockroaches can survive year-round, as long as they have easy access to a warm, moist environment. The German... more
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Keeping Your Food Safe From Pests

Almost everyone brings out the flour and cookie sheets around the holidays. The smell of sweets coming  from the kitchen will certainly put the whole family in the holiday spirit, but not having proper storage for food can bring festivities down. Improperly stored food can attract pests, and if... more
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Cockroach Control

Roaches are one of the most despised pests on the planet. They are associated with a dirty environment and people don't want to think they live in a dirty home. If you live in an area where cockroaches are prevalent, or in an older home or apartment building where they never seem to go away,... more
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Winter Cockroaches in New England

The most common cockroach infesting structures is the German cockroach.  German cockroaches are not just winter pests.  A home can become infested at anytime of year, and populations can increase very rapidly.  German cockroaches feed on food debris like crumbs or grease that build up in... more
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Winter Pest Control

Each season of the year brings a different set of pest challenges. In many areas of the country, the cooler winter temperature means fewer insect pests entering from the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean winter is time to let down your guard. Some pests can infest homes year round, and others... more
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