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How To Identify American Roaches

How To Identify American Roaches

Whenever you hear the term American, you probably think of the fourth of July, fireworks, and an exciting time with friends and family. However, what you probably aren’t expecting is the word roach to soon follow. Below you can find vital information about American roaches and the problems they can bring to your household. These pests can be a serious problem for homeowners. Being able to identify American roaches sooner rather than later is more than necessary to keep your home safe from costly damages and unsanitary living conditions.

Familiarizing Yourself With American Roaches

The American cockroach is the largest species of roach out of all of the house-infesting roaches. On top of that, it is one of the most common pests that wreak havoc every year in houses. The American roach is also known by other names such as the water bug, Bombay canary, and even palmetto bugs.

But What Do They Look Like?

Now you may be wondering, what do these roaches look like specifically and how can you identify them?

  • For starters, American roaches are typically a reddish-brown color with a yellow figure 8 pattern on the back of their heads.
  • Their bodies come in the shape of an oval, and they also have antennae attached to them that they use as their sensors to detect things around them.
  • These species have six legs on their body, and both the males and females have wings that allow them to fly short distances.
  • Adult sizes will range from about one inch and a quarter to two and one-eighth inches, or 32mm-54mm.

Can American Roaches Bite?

While they are not considered to be dangerous, they do have the ability to bite. However, they rarely ever do. If you do happen to be bit by one, it will only become a real problem if it becomes infected. At the first sign of infection though, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

Contact Chorbie About Pest Control Services

American roaches may seem harmless, but they can really start to cause trouble in your home the second an infestation begins. Here at Chorbie, we have your back in regards to pest control and defending your home from all of life’s pesky intruders. Give us a call today to get started defending your home from critters and pests to prevent unnecessary property damage.

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