Asian cockroaches are relatively new to the U.S. They were identified in 1986 by a pest control technician in Lakeland, Florida. It was first thought the insects were German cockroaches, but further research determined the pests to be Asian.
In 1981, insects found on Okinawa Island, Japan were identified as Asian cockroaches. Through imports, the bugs made their way to the U.S., and over the years have infiltrated numerous states.
About Asian Cockroaches
Although extremely mobile, easily adaptable to various habitats, and excellent fliers, Asian cockroaches remain relatively low-key during the day. If disturbed, adult cockroaches may become active and take flight.
At sundown, the cockroaches become more active. Bright lighting and light-colored surfaces are two main attractions for the bugs.
Asian cockroaches prefer outdoor habitats where shade, mulched gardens, and landscaped areas with compost provide ideal living conditions and easy access to food sources. Asian cockroaches are also found indoors, but their preference is outdoors.
On average, a female produces 148 eggs during her lifetime, which is around 104 days.
If you’re seeing these pests around your home, it’s time to call in the professionals from the Stern Environmental Group. Our services tackle the problem and eliminate the cause quickly and effectively.
To schedule an appointment for an inspection of your home and discuss the best way to deal with a cockroach infestation, contact us today so we can make your home bug free.