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Roach Control in New Jersey

Of the five existing species of roaches, four different kinds are encountered in our Northern New Jersey service area. If you see one cockroach the chances are that there is a colony living somewhere within your home. You must address a roach problem promptly before it gets out of control. While roaches seem to be more active in the warm summer months they can be a problem at any time of the year.

American Roach:

American Roach typically found in commercial accounts, around steam pipes, sump pumps, and sewers. A roach sighting in a home or a business establishment is a problem you want to address quickly. They are a very common problem in kitchens, food storage areas, restaurants, processing plants or anywhere there is food.

The danger is they are known to carry disease and human pathogens as they crawl through the dirtiest of areas, collect germs on their bodies and then track it onto food or food surfaces. Roaches in New Jersey homes are also known to trigger allergy and even asthmatic symptoms, particularly in children.

Controlling American Roaches in New Jersey:

While roach baits and glueboards are available a pest professional is much more effective at long-term control of a pest like the cockroach. This is particularly true if someone in the home is suffering from allergy or asthma symptoms which can be triggered by the presence of the roaches themselves as well as their body parts, urine and feces.

The following tips are your best course to prevent and control cockroaches around your NJ home:

Wood Cockroach:

The Wood cockroach is considered an occasional invader inside of homes and structures in New Jersey. Wood roaches typically live outside. They are most commonly brought into the home with firewood. Because homeowners enjoy living close to nature homes located in heavily wooded areas will, at times, suffer a wood cockroach infestation as well.

Controlling Wood Cockroaches in New Jersey:

Prevention is key to wood cockroach control inside of your home.

Oriental Roach:

These shiny black roaches are about an inch long and are also an occasional invader in New Jersey. They are also referred to as waterbugs, getting this nickname because they like damp, moist areas. They often enter a home through floor drains or cracks and crevices in the home and have a very unpleasant odor to them. They will most often settle into the damp basement or crawlspace. Just like other roaches they pose a serious health threat due to the filth and many pathogens that they carry.

Controlling Oriental Roaches in New Jersey:

Brown Banded Roach:

These roaches are very similar in look to the German roach. They are dark brown in color with two lighter brown bands across their bodies. This species of roach has wings. The male’s wings are more developed and they are able to fly. They prefer to be up high and are often found in shelves in closets and pantries, behind pictures and moldings. They prefer warmer temperatures. Just like other roaches they pose a serious health threat due to the filth and many pathogens that they carry.

We highly recommend that you contact a pest professional to control any roach problem. The key to effective control in Brown Banded Roach control is proper identification. If they are mistakenly being treated as German roaches, the wrong areas will be treated.

Controlling Brown Banded Roaches in New Jersey:

While roach baits and glueboards are available a pest professional is much more effective at long-term control of a pest like the cockroach. This is particularly true if someone in the home is suffering from allergy or asthma symptoms which can be triggered by the presence of the roaches themselves as well as their body parts, urine and feces.

The following tips are your best course to prevent and control cockroaches around your NJ home:

Practice excellent sanitation both inside and outside of the home.

German Roach:

This is the most common roach encountered in New Jersey. They are most often carried into a structure and less likely to come in from the outside. Once in a structure, they are found primarily in kitchens and bathrooms. Once established, they follow pipe runs or wall voids to move about and expand into other bathrooms, or in the case of a multiple dwelling, other units.

German cockroach populations can grow rather quickly because they breed at a rate of up to six generations per year! They can squeeze through an opening as small as 3/8 of an inch and therefore can quickly infest neighboring rooms or adjacent apartments if the problem is not promptly addressed.

If you see roaches consistently in rooms other than the kitchen or bathroom, you have quite a population within the structure. As with all roach infestations, we highly recommend you contact a professional versus trying to control them with do-it-yourself methods.

True control within a structure can take some time and unfortunately, as is the case with German roaches that are carried into a structure, you can continue to be re-infested from a source bringing boxes of food from another contaminated area.

Controlling German Cockroaches in New Jersey:

While roach baits and glueboards are available a pest professional is much more effective at long-term control of a pest like the cockroach. This is particularly true if someone in the home is suffering from allergy or asthma symptoms which can be triggered by the presence of the roaches themselves as well as their body parts, urine and feces.

The following tips are your best course to prevent and control cockroaches around your NJ home:

Practice excellent sanitation both inside and outside of the home.

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