Pest Control – Cockroach

The cockroach is an insect no one wants to see. However, unfortunately the cockroach is very good at getting itself and its friends into your home and places of work. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the disgust and health risks of a cockroach infestation. Here is a guide to one of the most common types of cockroach you’re likely to encounter, the American cockroach. It is closely related to the German cockroach and Oriental cockroach.


The American cockroach may be found in homes, but they are also frequently seen in restaurants, bakeries, and other locations where food is made or prepared. As a result, it is a good idea to look into an American cockroach exterminator with experience, since you won’t get rid of an American cockroach problem on your own by wildly spraying insecticides around food. The American cockroach is likely to be found in locations that are both warm and moist, and it prefers temperatures above 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preferred foods and foraging sites

An exterminator for cockroaches will likely go through your house looking for fermenting locations, as the American cockroach particularly enjoys fermenting foods, such as bread that has been soaked in beer. These insects are also likely to be found on the basement and ground floor levels of a home, as these locations are more likely to contain food and the moisture the insects enjoy than the higher levels of a building.

Of course, if you’ve got decaying food on higher floors, your American cockroach exterminator will find it and get rid of the roaches feeding on it. And since these roaches can and do spread diseases, you don’t want them anywhere around your food or eating sites.

How they spread

Another bit of information you’re likely to learn from an American cockroach exterminator is how these insects spread. American cockroaches are pests that are always looking to colonize new areas, and they prefer sewers and drain lines as methods of moving from one place to the next.

What this means is that if you live in an apartment complex where other apartments are facing cockroach problems, you might soon need to call American cockroach pest control even if you kept your house spotlessly clean. This is exactly why you should look to an expert American cockroach killer once you see the first roach; there are almost certainly 99 more that you haven’t seen that are only going to continue breeding until you call an American cockroach exterminator. The exterminator will know what to do and which American cockroach killer spray to use.