According to the popular saying, cockroaches would be the only living creatures to survive a nuclear explosion. While our NJ pest control technicians don’t resort to such drastic methods, cockroaches remain a common problem for NYC residents. Here’s a look at some basic information on these stubborn pests.
Main Types of Cockroaches
• American cockroaches are large, approximately 1-1/2 inches long, and reddish-brown in color. This species features full-grown wings that are functional. Since American cockroaches frequent sewer and water lines, they’re sometimes referred to as water bugs.
• German cockroaches are much smaller, only about 1/2 inch in length, with tan or brown coloring. Like American cockroaches, German cockroaches have wings, but they’re incapable of flight.
Cockroaches prefer warm, hidden areas where they have easy access to food and water. They’re also nocturnal, so if you spot one during the day, it’s usually a sign of a large infestation. When their population grows, some cockroaches are forced to venture out in search of new homes.
Diseases are the most significant of cockroach-related dangers. Cockroaches are known carriers of salmonella, dysentery, cholera and other serious illnesses, which can be transmitted when the pests contaminate food sources.
NJ Pest Control Solutions to Cockroach Infestations
We have more than 17 years of experience successfully eliminating cockroaches and other indoor pests. Contact Stern Environmental to schedule an appointment with our friendly and professional technicians.