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Having A Hard Time Keeping American Roaches Out Of Your Tampa Home?

November 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

Most people have seen a cockroach, whether in person or on television. Regardless of your experience with these insects, it's safe to say that you know they are not beneficial. Today we will be talking about one common species in our area, the American cockroach, and providing some simple tips to remove and keep these pests out of your Tampa home. Contact Haskell Termite & Pest Control to skip the details and jump straight to professional services. We will schedule an appointment for your home and show you what pest control in Tampa is supposed to look like.

American Cockroach Identification

American cockroaches are arguably one of the easiest types of cockroaches to identify here in Tampa. This is primarily because of their large size. This pest grows to be upwards of 2 ⅛” long, is reddish-brown, and has a yellow figure-eight pattern located behind its head. Like other common cockroaches, it is oval-shaped and has six legs and two long antennae.  To identify these pests without seeing them, look for the signs they leave behind. Here are a few common signs of cockroaches to start with.

  • Dead roaches
  • Specs of fecal matter
  • Shed skin
  • Grease marks on floors
  • Egg castings
  • An odd odor in the air

The best way to identify a cockroach infestation inside your home is to have it inspected by a professional. This is just one of many services we offer at Haskell Termite & Pest Control. 

Ten Gross Facts About American Roaches

There are lots of concerning things you probably should know about the American cockroach. To make things simple today, here are ten gross facts about these pests.

  1. An American cockroach’s shed skin and fecal droppings can cause asthma attacks and allergic reactions when breathed in.
  2. American cockroaches can nibble on the toenails, eyelashes, and eyebrows of people while they are asleep.
  3. American cockroaches can move at over 3.4 miles per hour.
  4. An American cockroach can shift from the floor to a wall to the ceiling without breaking pace.
  5. It takes over 900 times the weight of an American cockroach to squish it.
  6. An American cockroach regularly consumes fecal matter, dead animals, and decaying plant matter.
  7. An American cockroach can live over a week without its head.
  8. Some people consume cockroaches in other countries.
  9. An American cockroach can see 360 degrees around itself.
  10. American cockroaches like to hide in large numbers around appliances. There might be hundreds of these pests behind your stove right now, and you wouldn’t know it.

If you don’t want American cockroaches inside your home, you need to take action today to make sure they stay outside.

Does The American Cockroach Have Any Predators?

The American cockroach isn’t afraid of much. Their natural predators include frogs, toads, some beetles, geckos, iguanas, and, of course, humans. Seeing that only one of these creatures lives inside local homes, these pests are mostly just afraid of you.

The Secret To Keeping American Cockroaches Out Of Your Home

In order to combat American cockroaches and other common cockroaches in Tampa, it is best to call in a professional for help. Haskell Termite & Pest Control is one of your best local options for the job at hand. We work hard to make sure our services are top-tier and that our clients are well taken care of. If you want to feel like part of our pest control family, let us know if you need help today.

Call now for more information about our services. One of our team members will answer questions you have about pest control and find a quick solution to your Tampa home’s cockroach problems.

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