Cold Weather Cockroaches Plague NYC

Cockroach Problems
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Although bed bugs have been dominating a lot of headlines lately, cockroaches are still one of the most common New York City pests. There’s even a species that is resistant to cold weather. These roaches (Periplaneta japonica) are native to Japan and have spread to Korea, China, and parts of Russia. Also known as the Yamato cockroach, this resilient pest was first discovered in the United States back in 2013. An exterminator noticed one under some plants in New York City’s High Line Park and DNA testing confirmed the pest’s identity. Scientists suspect it hitched a ride to NYC on ornamental park plants that were imported from Asia.

NYC cockroach control

Cockroaches benefit greatly from their close and unbalanced relationship with humans. As they make a feast out of the food we work hard to provide, we get an elevated risk of disease and increased asthma attacks. Also, winter allergies from their saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies. Of the more than 4,500 different species of cockroaches, there are about 30 that live among people. NYC cockroaches are some of the most diverse on the planet. The New York Department of Health has some helpful information on minimizing your risk of an infestation.

Even clean households without clutter can attract roaches. For the best NYC cockroach control, contact the experts at Stern Environmental Group. We will develop a plan of action tailored to your unique circumstance.