American, German and Oriental cockroaches are generally dark-colored, brownish or black, with antennae and six legs. While some types are relatively small, cockroaches can grow to more than two inches long, making them easy to spot.
Cockroaches come indoors in search of food and water. They’re able to make their way inside cracks, under doors and through any small openings. Sometimes, roaches are transported into homes and buildings via food products and other boxes or packages.
Dark, damp areas such as basements and crawl spaces are preferred living spaces for cockroaches. As they look for food and water, roaches may be found in kitchen drawers and cabinets, or behind appliances.
Based on their habit of frequenting dumpsters, sewers and other garbage sites, roaches are well-known transmitters of disease. In addition to contaminating food and cookware with more than 33 types of bacteria, cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions as they shed their skins. Children are particularly susceptible to these dangers.
The number of pest-related health violations in NYC restaurants has reached an alarming high. Nearly twice as many restaurants were shut down by city health officials due to unsanitary conditions in 2018 as compared to 2017. Eateries in the city were hit with 12,992 rodent and roach-related violations, a rise of 57%. The NJ pest control crew at Stern has the latest on this unappetizing story.
Who’s Coming to Dinner?
A total of 10,280 violations were linked to mice and 2,712 were linked to roaches.
Where are the Worst Violations?
Though all boroughs have seen a spike in pest-related citations, the highest incidence appears to be in Queens. Here, violations jumped 70% to 3,138 in 2018 – up from 1,841 in 2017.
Why the Rise?
Some wonder if the pest control crisis in our busy city is getting worse. Others ponder if the jump in pest-related citations is the result of more diligent inspections rather than an increase in mice and roaches in the area. To date, no cause has been identified.
Hope on the Horizon
Despite the rise in restaurant horror stories, 90% of the eateries in all five boroughs still receive A-ratings from the NYC Health Department, giving diners many safe options to grab a bite in the Big Apple.
Uninvited guests? Give rodents and roaches the boot with help from the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental today.
New Jersey is home to great locals, beautiful sights and picturesque scenery but it’s also home to invasive cockroaches. If you find yourself battling off a cockroach invasion, the right NJ pest control company can fight the war for you and win. What can you do to help aid in the fight? Know the threat!
Getting To Know Your Cockroaches
It’s important to understand who or what is infiltrating your workspace, so the right preventative measures are implemented. New Jersey has various cockroach species. Below are types of cockroaches NJ office pest control experts deal with:
German – These cockroaches are indoor creatures. They like to hang out in bathrooms and kitchens. They are light brown or tan colored and like to scurry rather than fly.
American – Look out for this species with reddish-brown body and trademark yellow figure eight pattern on their head. When these outdoor types forage for food and water they may find their way indoors.
Oriental – This stinky, shining black species love garbage and can grow up to an inch in length. They rely heavily on water sources to survive.
Brown-banded – As their name infers, this species is brown in coloring with banding across their wings. They inhabit warm and cozy attic spaces and love appliances with hot motors.
For more information and to get reliable solutions contact Stern Environmental today! We’ll bring the best in NJ pest control to you!
When you see a 1/2-inch to a 5/8-inch medium brown bug with two distinctive dark strips running down the back of its head, most likely you are looking at a German cockroach.
You aren’t alone in your sightings as this bug is the most common of the cockroach species found in hotels, restaurants, apartments, houses, and similar buildings.
Several factors contribute to its continued success as a household pest:
– To start with, the female carries a larger number of eggs, which can range from 30-50 per egg capsule.
– Cockroaches also have the shortest time span to develop from the moment they hatch until they become sexually active. This means that there is a faster turn around and a higher potential for population growth.
– Because female cockroaches carry the capsule throughout the development of the embryos, the baby cockroaches are not subjected to many of the hazards that other types of nymphs face that are not kept in egg capsules for the duration of their development.
– Baby German cockroaches are small compared to other cockroach species, which allows them better opportunities to hide and survive.
These factors contribute to a fast reproductive cycle adding to the cockroaches already established worldwide population.
Managing a cockroach infestation needs an experienced NJ cockroach exterminator. Contact us at Stern Environment and we’ll schedule a NJ cockroach exterminator for an inspection and to rid your home of unwanted guests.
The research group conducted a study to observe how cockroaches act when they are out in the open. Several subject roaches were released into a brightly-lit arena featuring two round shaded “shelters”. The conditions played into cockroaches’ aversion to light as well as their tendency to seek protection in numbers.
As explained by lead researcher Isaac Planas, the goal of the experiment was to study behavior and decision-making in a group setting. It was expected that all the cockroaches would quickly gather beneath the shelters, but in reality the time it took varied from group to group.
Some of the cockroaches were more adventurous, tending to spend more time exploring the surroundings, while others were more shy. While one roach’s behavior may have influenced others, each had its own ability to decide, setting cockroaches apart from other insects like ants and termites who maintain a social hierarchy.
This difference in behavior is one of the reasons why a cockroach infestation is so difficult to eliminate. Our team of trained professionals will safely and thoroughly remove all trace of these pests. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.