One of the most important things you need to know when you find an infestation is how to identify what type of cockroach has invaded your home. Identification is vital to creating a focused pest control solution for your home. There are five cockroaches that are categorized as pests and all of them you need to removal by calling your local cockroach exterminator Burlington.
The first factor you need to observe is the size of the cockroach. German cockroaches only grow to about half an inch in length. It is important to note that you must measure only the body of the roach in order to get an accurate measurement. The American Cockroach, smokey brown cockroach, Brown-banded cockroach, and Oriental Cockroach all measure between one and a half and two inches in length.
However, the American Cockroach is the only one that will measure two inches or greater in length. Another factor to look for when identifying cockroaches is the colours on their exoskeleton. American cockroaches and German Cockroaches are reddish-brown in colour. Smokey brown and Brown-banded are both a dark brown colour, but a Smokey brown cockroach will have prominent wing structures, and a brown-banded will not. The Oriental cockroach will be shiny and black. The only other distinguishing marks of these pests are two black stripes on the head of a German cockroach, and light brown bands on the abdomen of the brown-banded cockroach.
German cockroaches tend to appear in places where food is prepared and stored, while Oriental cockroaches prefer damp places such as pipes in basements. Brown-banded cockroaches prefer warm and dry areas like the Smokey brown cockroach, but the Smokey brown cockroaches tend to live in tropical climates. American Cockroaches have a climate range but are easily identified by their colour and size. Armed with this information, you will be able to effectively identify and eliminate these pests.