What type of roach am I dealing with?

There are many types of cockroaches that may infest your home. Although they vary in characteristics, all are as unappealing as the next.  Sizes vary between ½ inch and 1.5 inches and colors range from tan and brown, to black and red. Below is a list of the cockroaches you may come in contact with or experience an infestation of.

  • American Roaches: Larger and reddish brown colored with a lighter marking behind its head. Can grow as long as 1.5 inches.
  • Brown Banded Roaches: Tan colored roach about ½ inch long. The brown bands across its body give this roach its name.
  • German Roaches: Smaller ½ inch tan colored with stripes on its back running the length of the body.
  • Oriental Roaches: Dark brown, sometimes black with poorly developed wings and 1 inch in size.
  • Smokybrown Roaches: Deep brown colored and just over 1 inch in size.
  • Wood Roaches: Dark brown, sometimes black, and ¾ inch to 1.25 inch in size.

What are the problems associated with roach infestations?

Roaches can carry a variety of serious diseases that can be spread through their feces and defensive secretions. The molting process that roaches cycle through puts discarded skin through the air and can cause an increase in asthma issues. Dealing with a cockroach infestation is time sensitive. These insects will duplicate quickly and can go from a slight issue to a risky infestation in a matter of weeks.

What can I look for?

Roaches generally only come out in search of food during the night. If you see a roach out during the daytime the chances of a severe infestations are highly likely. If you suspect a roach problem you can check for droppings in cupboards and pantries, and any other dark and warm areas. Some roaches may give off an unpleasant smell. If an oily or musty odor is present you may have an infestation.

Problems with at Home Roach Remedies

Roaches can flatten their bodies and fit into the smallest of areas. Critter Control of Albuquerque has found roaches behind wallpaper even! As an untrained homeowner, the chances of getting rid of every single roach are slim to none. Due to the potential risk associated with a roach infestation, it is best to trust the professionals to ensure proper control.

Why call Critter Control?

Critter Control of Albuquerque brings proven methods that are friendly towards your family and pets. We will get the insects out and protect your home to avoid future infestations. Critter Control of Albuquerque can put your mind at ease and get rid of any potential harm roaches may bring to your home!


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