American cockroaches are the largest of the home-infesting roaches, typically measuring between 1.5 and 2 inches in length. They have wings but, while they are capable of flight, they rarely fly. They are reddish-brown in color with a small section of brown or yellow behind their head. They are commonly found in restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, breweries and other establishments where food is prepared or stored. American cockroaches also like moist environments and can be found in sewers, basements and typically on the first floors of buildings. They aren't often found inside homes but have been found in crawl spaces.
Are American cockroaches dangerous?
They don't bite and they can't physically hurt you, but cockroaches are known for spreading bacterial diseases that they pick up on the spines of their legs. They can foul food and even incite asthma in small children. They can also destroy wallpaper and personal belongings like books, papers and clothing.
Why do I have an American cockroach problem?
These pests are attracted to moist environments. So if you have areas of dampness or moisture in your structure, you may be inviting an American cockroach infestation. Unlike German cockroaches that tend to establish a presence in your home and rapidly multiply, American cockroaches are more of an occasional invader that may come indoors but tend to leave. Though rare in middle Tennessee, if you have a recurring American roach problem that is not easily solved, there may be moisture problems that need to be addressed. Cracks in your foundation or gaps in the exterior of your home are likely entry points. This type of roach may also be transported inside your property in infested packages or belongings.
How do I get rid of American cockroaches?
Getting rid of American cockroaches is a task the All-American Pest Control is ready to handle for home and business owners in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In fact, our home pest control and green pest control services are designed to get rid of this type of roach as well as over 47 different pests common to Middle TN. Contact All-American Pest Control for more information about treatment options.
Can I do it myself?
Many Do-It-Yourself methods for roach control simply don't work. They can also be dangerous to you, your family and your employees and customers if they are mixed or handled improperly. Proper sanitation can go a long way in getting rid of roaches, but that doesn't always completely solve the problem, especially once you already have a large infestation. Contacting a pest control professional in Middle Tennessee will help you locate all the cockroach hiding places so that everything can be treated appropriately.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With more than 50 years of experience, the professionals at All-American Pest Control know the time, effort and commitment that is required to resolve your roach problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent an American roach problem in the future?
Preventing cockroaches from entering your home is a tough task. But, should these pests find their way indoors, you can go a long way in preventing a large infestation by keeping your environment clean and sanitized. Simple steps like keeping dry goods in air tight containers and not leaving dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time can all help prevent a large cockroach infestation. It is also a good idea to inspect items for cockroaches and other pests before you bring them into your home or business.