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Everything You Need To Know About Roaches

Roaches are not just an eyesore- they are also capable of contaminating your food, triggering allergies and E. coli and Salmonella. The insects shed and leave body parts on your property, making them a challenging pest to get rid of. Roaches can be found anywhere, but they prefer warm, humid areas and food sources.

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What Do Roaches Look Like?

Roaches are tiny insects that can measure over 50 mm (2 in) long. Roaches have six legs, two antennae, and some can fly for short distances. Tropical species tend to be larger than those found in other climates. Roaches usually range from tan to brown to black.

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How Did I Get Roaches?

Poor housekeeping is sometimes responsible for cockroach infestations.

While cleaning floors, kitchens, and bathrooms are beneficial and necessary to eliminate cockroach food sources, they may still sneak inside and cause an infestation for other reasons. These pests often invade homes through cracks and gaps in the home's exterior, enter through drains or sewer pipes, or fly inside when attracted to lights. These pests can hitch a ride on infested items too.

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Best Pest Control Program For Roaches

The first step to solve a cockroach problem is identifying the species of Roaches inhabiting your home. Some species are more elusive and more challenging to eradicate than others.

The most common North American roaches include the German, American, Smokey Brown and Oriental roaches all of which are resilient enough to survive standard home insecticides. In addition to knowing the species of Roaches in your home, it's essential to understand the size of the infestation.


Jamison Pest and Lawn is here to assess your pest problem. Step by step, our qualified technicians will evaluate your property for signs of infestation and the potential for future problems. After that, we will prepare a customized plan to eliminate these roaches and prevent them from coming back.