Cockroach control can be tricky because there are two main types of roaches and they are eliminated using different techniques. If you need help identifying the type of roach call us at 1-800-476-3368 and we can explain the treatment options.
An important distinction between the two types of roaches is that the German Cockroach breeds inside and contaminates its living environment while other roaches do not. Most other Roaches breed outside and are more of a nuisance than a danger, because they are not known to spread disease. Treatment is also different based on the roach. German roaches are primarily treated using roach baits and insect growth regulators. Other types of roaches are treated using insecticide concentrates.
On the left, you will see links that will describe the most common cockroaches in the United States and information for recommended cockroach control. You can also refer to this Roach Treatment Chart, for a quick glance.
German Roaches are a health hazard because they carry bacteria that is transmitted to humans. The main diseases are gastroenteritis including food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhea. There are six common roaches in the United States.
Certain roaches gain resistance over time to pesticides so it is important to stay current with the best treatment options available on the market. Contact us if you need a recommendation.