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Synergy Jackson Pest Control: FAQ’s About Cockroaches

How to get rid of cockroaches?

The first step in getting rid of cockroaches is determining the type of cockroach species you have infesting your home.  German roaches are typically more difficult to get rid of; whereas American roaches may be easier.  Regardless of the roach species, sanitation and clean-up is essential to remove what is attracting roaches in the first place.

Getting rid of roaches may require a combination of treatments including: liquid insecticides, dust insecticides, cockroach baits, and sticky traps.  For German roaches, cockroach baits are a must.  Cockroach baits are slow-acting allowing the German roaches to carry the bait back to the nest spreading it to all of the other roaches.

What do German cockroaches look like?

German cockroaches are the small, brown roaches; whereas, American roaches are larger and black.  Of the two most common types of roaches infesting our homes, German roaches are the worst.  German roaches are prolific breeders and are not easily exterminated.

German roach extermination involves more than just spraying insecticides.  Often the most effective option to get rid of German roaches is the use of cockroach baits.  Cockroach baits are slow-acting insecticides meant to allow the German roaches to distribute the bait back to their nests.  Baits disrupt German roaches ability to breed eventually completely eliminating them.

What are the common types of cockroaches?

Cockroaches love Mississippi and its warm, humid environment.  As a result, we have number of cockroach species that live here including: German roaches, American roaches, Oriental roaches, Smoky brown roaches, and brown-banded roaches.

Accurately identifying the type of cockroach infesting your home is critical to the type of pest treatment you choose to get rid of roaches.  Treatments for cockroaches including cockroach baits, liquid insecticides, and dust insecticides can all be effective.  Also glue traps placed in areas of where infestations are likely high, including bathrooms and kitchens, can help.

What do American cockroaches look like?

American cockroaches are among the largest of cockroaches that invade our homes in the U.S.  Dark brown to black in color and at up to 2 inches in length, American roaches are fast when evading capture.  American roaches frequently live outdoors but come inside in search of food or water.  

Oftentimes, control of American roaches can be accomplished outdoors.  Removing all areas of harborage including woodpiles is a great first step.  After that, cockroach baits and boric acid can be used to control American cockroaches.  For American roaches that make it inside our home, insecticide sprays, dusts, and baits are the best methods to get rid of roaches quickly.

What do baby cockroaches look like?

Cockroaches inside your home are just nasty.  Not to mention cockroaches can spread a number of diseases.  Baby cockroaches in your home can be a sign of a growing cockroach infestation.  Identifying the species of cockroach you are dealing with is critical to determining how to get rid of the roaches.

Baby cockroaches, also called cockroach nymphs, are much smaller in size and wingless.  Baby cockroaches in early nymph stages may also be white in color.  Once grown, female cockroaches can produce between 6 and 40 eggs.

Are palmetto bugs roaches?

Palmetto bugs and water bugs are names used to refer to several species of roaches, especially the American cockroach and Smokybrown cockroach.  American cockroaches are the large, dark brown to black roaches, commonly seen outdoors.  American roaches will fly to lights that attract them.

Smokybrown cockroaches are also called Palmetto bugs.  Like American roaches, Smokybrown cockroaches live outdoors in wooded areas.  Smokybrown roaches commonly infest basements in the U.S.

Synergy² Pest Control Jackson MS

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Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Barry Pitts, Synergy² Owner

Pharmacist and Synergy² Pest owner, Barry Pitts, is a long-time Madison, MS resident with a passion for applying advanced scientific pest principles to pest control services in the Jackson metro area.  Combining exceptional customer service with cutting-edge pest control technology allows Synergy² to provide residents of the Jackson metro area with the highest levels of pest control available today.

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