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What Species of Cockroaches Make Their Home in New Jersey?

What Species of Cockroaches Make Their Home in New Jersey?
What Species of Cockroaches Make Their Home in New Jersey?

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.

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Cockroaches and Restaurants – Where There is One There Are Many!

You Won't Just See One!
You Won’t Just See One!

Restaurant owners must be vigilant to keep cockroaches from invading their building. Just one sighting of a roach by a customer can have a devastating impact on the reputation of your business. German cockroaches are enemy number one for restaurant owners. They’re adaptable, reproduce quickly, and carry bacteria like E.coli and Salmonella.

The German Cockroach

German cockroaches have an average lifespan of about 20 weeks. They mature quickly and are able to reproduce just a few weeks after hatching. Females produce about seven egg capsules in their lifetime with approximately 48 eggs in each capsule. It’s estimated that one female can be matriarch to as many as 35,000 roaches in a year. Cockroaches move around at night. If you see one scurrying about in your restaurant during the day, it likely means their hiding places are overcrowded, you have a major infestation, and it’s time to call Stern for NYC commercial pest control services.

Why Cockroaches Cluster

According to ScienceNews, the gut bacteria (Blattella germanica) in young German cockroaches has a distinct smell that attracts other roaches when it is excreted. This could be why roaches cluster and perhaps gives each roach colony its own aroma.

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Is Your Cockroach Asian or German? How to ID Your Pest

Here are Some Tips on Distinguishing Between Two Types of Cockroaches.
Here are Some Tips on Distinguishing Between Two Types of Cockroaches.

Since their discovery in the U.S., the Asian cockroach has been frequently confused with its German cockroach cousin. Uncovered in Lakeland, Florida in 1986 by a professional pest control operator, the Asian roach was initially identified as a German roach. However, peculiarities in its behavior led to the discovery it was not German, Blattella germanica, as originally believed, but Blattella asahinai, the Asian cockroach. Fortunately, the NJ bed bug specialists are experts at identifying these pests.

Nearly Identical to German Roaches, Asian Roaches Differ in the Following Ways:

Habitat
The primary habitat of Asian roaches is outdoors in shaded or composted areas, where fresh plant litter accumulates.

Wings
Asian cockroaches have a longer, narrower wingspan than Germans, with wings extending past the tip of their abdomen.

Flight
Unlike the German cockroach, Asian roaches are strong fliers. They are most active after sundown, but will take flight in daylight if disturbed.

Dorsal Features
When viewed from above, the stripes on the Asian roach are darker and more defined than those on the German roach.

Underbelly
The abdominal midsection of the Asian roach appears white, while that of the German roach appears lightly pigmented.

Egg Capsules
The egg capsules and nymphs of the Asian cockroach are smaller than those of German cockroaches.

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