What cockroach breeds could be scoping out your business as the perfect place to set up shop? Your local NJ commercial exterminator has quite the list of suspects:
American cockroaches have a large, oval-shaped, reddish-brown body, and may be up to 2-inches long. The back of their heads is yellowish and marked with a figure-8 pattern. They live in trees and garden beds beneath mulch, and also in sewers where they can pick up bacteria and disease.
Difficult to eliminate, German cockroaches have light brown bodies and two horizontal black stripes on the back of their heads. They prefer warm, moist areas like the kitchen and bath, and are frequently transported in (used) electronics and furnishings.
Small like Germans, but dark brown and squat in appearance, with short wings, Asian cockroaches feed on decaying plant and animal matter. They frequent basements/crawlspaces, septic/sewer, and waste receptacles, emitting a foul odor and harboring dangerous bacteria that can cause serious disease.
These tiny, brown-banded roaches are ½-inch long. They prefer warm, dry environments, and are often found gathering around heat-emitting appliances in attics.
Dark brown and around 1.5 inches long, these roaches are excellent flyers. Like others, they carry dangerous bacteria and can cause asthma/allergic reactions.
Are your employee sick days rising with the cockroach population? Contact a local NJ commercial exterminator at Stern Environmental today.