All About Cockroaches

Yuck, cockroaches! They are dirty, nasty and unwelcome pests…but they show up anyways. Cockroaches are a common pest, so if you find them in your home, don’t feel ashamed. The important thing is to quickly and completely exterminate them.

The Basics

Cockroaches are brown, flat and oval shaped with wings and six legs. Female cockroaches lay up to 6 egg cases with approximately 15 embryonic cockroaches in them. Eggs will hatch in 24-38 days. Cockroaches are nocturnal pests so it isn’t common to see them perusing during the day.

Signs of Cockroaches

Common signs of cockroaches in your home or business include feces that look like coffee grounds, dead cockroach bodies, and egg cases in dark places. Cockroaches like moisture, warmth, and darkness so look in areas that have these characteristics.

How to Prevent Cockroaches

Cockroaches need food and water. Be vigilant in keeping your home free of crumbs, dirty dishes, leaky faucets, and dampness in the basement. Cockroaches also like dark hiding places, so don’t leave too much clutter around.

Did you think you have a cockroach infestation in your home or business? Contact us today to schedule a free inspection. We service the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.