There are four common types of cockroaches that you may find in your home
or around your property. These cockroaches—German, American, Oriental,
and Banded cockroaches—can spread diseases, damage your belongings,
and pollute your food. If you notice any of the following types of
cockroaches or any other unwelcome pest, call for professional pest control right away.
The German cockroach is the most
common cockroach to find in your home. This type of cockroach often lurks in warm and damp areas like a kitchen
or bathroom. German cockroaches are light brown and can be identified
by two dark stripes that appear down their backs.
American cockroaches will often be found outside your home in a sewer
or water meter. These cockroaches are reddish-brown in color, and their
wings are large enough to cover their abdomens. American cockroaches are
the largest in size of the four common species, measuring up to 1 ½
inches in length.
Oriental cockroaches are completely black in color, and they prefer damp,
cooler areas. You may find these cockroaches in your trash piles, shrubs,
and other outside areas. Oriental cockroaches are slightly smaller than
American cockroaches, measuring up to 1 ¼ inches in length. Their
wings are also shorter than those of American cockroaches.
Banded cockroaches are the smallest of the four common types that might
infest your home and property. They measure at ½ inch in length,
and they stick to dryer areas, such as a closet, furniture, or ceiling.
Banded cockroaches are light brown with two pale brown bands that connect
the bases of their wings.
If you have cockroaches anywhere near your house, then call Payne Pest
Management for our pest control services right away. Cockroaches are incredibly
damaging to the health and safety of your home and family. Please call
our pest control company for pest control and fumigations near Orange
County and San Diego at (877) 365-5629.