Found all over the nation are cockroaches. There are few who do not know what a cockroach is as one of the common pest invaders. They that can trigger allergy and asthma attacks and spread serious diseases and ailments as they spread germs and bacteria around your home and are perceived as grotesque creatures. There are many if you see one, though a cockroach in your home may not seem serious. It is in your better interest to call the professionals for elimination if you have an infestation of cockroaches. The most common cockroaches found in Pennsylvania is what we at Stewart Termite & Pest Control would like to share today.
Because of the males’ tan coloring and developed wings, these cockroaches can be confused with both American and German cockroaches. Though rarely seen, females are wingless. Wood roaches average ¾ – 1 ¼ inch in length. There is a translucent stripe on the outside edge of their wings and the outside edge of their thorax on both sexes. The males are passing through in May and June as the follow the scent of pheromones produced by the females as these roaches rarely invade in homes and if they do.
They are generally a pale to medium brown color, with two dark stripes on its anterior dorsal portion of its thorax and German cockroaches only average ½ to ⅝ of an inch long. Neither sex can fly and both male and females have fully developed wings. They almost exclusively live indoors, favoring the kitchens and bathrooms since they prefer warmer and more humid areas in a structure.
Females generally measure roughly 1 ¼ of an inch, and males are about a 1-inch, Oriental cockroaches can be found in all parts of the United States. They cannot fly either, though female only has wing pads and cannot fly and though the male has wings that cover about ¾ of their abdomen. They range from dark brown to black in color and Oriental cockroaches usually have a greasy-looking sheen to its body. They invade landscaping beds and congregate beneath moist gutters and sewer grates, these roaches have a tendency to be more of a problem in the warmer months. Inside they are likely to be in rooms that are primarily dark, moist, and undisturbed.
Among the largest species in the U.S. are American cockroaches. They are a reddish brown with a yellow or pale brown border, and they average anywhere between 1-2 inches length have wings that give them flight. To extend their airtime, they glide, but are known to fly a short distance. Usually, American cockroaches are found in basements, bathrooms, or kitchens.
Among the smaller species of roaches include brown-banded cockroaches typically average about ½ inch. They have presence of 2 lighter transverse bands that run from one side to the other across the base of their wings and abdomen and Brown-banded cockroaches are light brown. Only the males can fly though both female and male have wings. Brown-banded cockroaches can congregate in the attic, above ceilings, and around the motors of appliances once they invade inside your home.