Roaches. Early cavemen beat them with clubs and future generations will surely be battling them as well. Scientists believe they will survive nuclear fallout. Today, there are 55 species that stretch from sea to shining sea. Cockroaches can cause asthma attacks in those that are allergic and according to the CDC, they can carry Salmonella typhimurium, Entamoeba histolytica, and the poliomyelitis virus.
Aside from disease, the sight of cockroaches can have a negative affect emotionally and psychologically. There are 6 types of roaches that the residents of Arkansas can be plagued with:
- German Cockroach
- Brown-banded Cockroach
- American Cockroach
- Smoky Brown Cockroach
- Oriental Cockroach
- Woods Cockroach
have the shortest life span of any North American roach. They will live about 20 weeks and can start reproducing after only a few weeks. One female can result in 35,000 offspring. If there is one, there are thousands in your home. Business owners beware as this roach has been known to cause many a food service establishment to be fined and shut down. Don’t lose your livelihood, call us at Empire Pest Solutions. German Cockroaches favor places in the home or business that are usually warm, dark, and have small cracks and crevices or other small openings into dark confined areas. They also prefer places that are moist or close to a water source.
If you have ever seen an American Cockroach you will know it. They resemble a table with legs. At up to 2 inches in length, they are the largest cockroach in Arkansas. Sewers, boiler rooms, Furnace or boiler rooms, sewers and heat tunnels are places they like to breed. Disease and germs pick up in the sewers can be transmitted once they make your property their home. They can produce about 60 young per year.
As if roaches running amok are not bad enough, how about a large flying cockroach? The Smokybrown Cockroach
is just that. There is no just stepping on this one. Smokybrown cockroaches prefer the upper parts of buildings; they also may live under shingles or siding and sometimes get into trees, shrubs, and other vegetation during summer months.