In the scientific community cockroaches are known as pestilent little cocky-wockies. These pests can be a nuisance to a household because of their affinity for all things gross and disgusting, including stinky feet and bad breath and also carry diseases. The cockroach is a member of the Blattodea order of insects that includes some 500 different species, but only about 30 cockroach species are considered pests in homes and commercial establishments. The most common cockroaches found in American households include:
American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)  This reddish-brown cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches, measuring up to 1 inch long. It also flies well when startled or is agitated.
Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis)  – This cockroach has a shiny, dark color and measures up to 1 inch long.
Brownbanded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)  – Brownbanded cockroaches are pale brown with fully developed wings and about ¼ inches in length. They can fly, but do not usually do so unless the population is overcrowding due to food or space shortages.
German cockroach (Blattella germanica)  – German cockroaches get their name from early attempts of many people trying unsuccessfully to rid themselves of this pest by using insecticides containing arsenic. German cockroaches are light brown and about ¼ inches long.
They can be hard to remove because they travel through narrow openings, which makes them great hiders. They like warm humid places where the temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit with access to water and food sources. These cockroaches will also readily eat pet food, grease, soap, hair ,and book bindings; they prefer meat over plant material or sweets (i.e., greasy foods). If you spray cockroaches directly with insecticide it will eliminate them for a short amount of time but eventually the cockroach population will bounce back due to their prolific breeding habits.
Another way of eradicating cockroaches once and for all is to get a professional at Spire Pest of Richmond that uses a variety of cockroach control products depending on the species and severity of infestation. The cockroach extermination process involves insecticide treatment, traps, boric acid powder application, and other methods. In order for this service to be effective it is necessary to make sure there are no cockroaches left after the cockroach extermination process is over.
There are many different cockroach types that invade homes all over the world. These insects have been around for millions of years and have adapted well to living without humans. They have even evolved into several species that are resistant to common cockroach control products.
For that reason it is important to address this problem as soon as you are aware. By delaying getting help you are allowing these pests to multiply by the days that pass.One will want to create an entire map showing exactly where cockroaches can find food, water, shelter, and warmth inside your home because each place has different cockroach control products that can best rid cockroaches from your home and property.
Spire Pest of Richmond uses a cockroach extermination technique with its cockroach control products for fast and efficient results. Most cockroaches will be eliminated within the first week after application, but it is good to continue using cockroach killing products until no signs of cockroaches shows up as cockroach eggs can take months before they hatch into cockroaches.
It is also helpful to clean your house on a regular basis by throwing away clutter, not leaving out food or water around, and emptying garbage cans where cockroaches may find shelter. A combination of cockroach killing techniques such as these will ensure that cockroaches do not come back.
Though cockroaches are an extremely common pest, cockroach extermination is possible using cockroach control products that come in many varieties. Using a combination of cockroach killing techniques while applying cockroach control products will get rid of cockroaches once and for all.
You can find cockroach exterminators by calling Spire Pest of Richmond (804)396-2704 to schedule an appointment they provide professional service and are eager to help. Pest control professionals who don’t deal with cockroaches are less likely to know about cockroach extermination products and techniques, so it’s best to stick with professionals who are familiar with cockroach extermination.