There’s talk that cockroaches can survive a nuclear blast. We’ll never truly know the truth about that, but we here at Economy Pest Control do know, for a fact, that we can help you with your cockroach problem, and that with our cockroach control and prevention methods, you won’t be worried about those scurrying buggers for long. Cockroaches are a serious health risk to the locations that they invade. Roaches may also cause sensitive individuals to possess hypersensitive reactions. They usually flourish in uncleanly environments but it is not uncommon for roaches to be introduced to a clean area by being brought in undetected on boxes and packages. There are thousands of species of cockroaches throughout the world but only about five that will invade a structure. The most common roaches we encounter are:


The Brown-banded roach is known as once its physical characteristic of the pale-brown band that ran into the wings of the adult and from the bands that ran into the body of the nymph. The color of this cockroach is brown to light brown with the females being darker than the male. The head is dark brown and the wings are darker at the base and become paler at the tips. The female wings do not completely cover the abdomen as they do with the male. The ootheca, an egg capsule, is light brown that has 8 to 10 sub-segments. The female will carry the ootheca for 24 to 36 hours and then attach it to the side or underside of furniture. The female can turn out, on average, 14 egg capsules with each containing around 16 eggs. The developmental stage takes 90 to 276 days depending on the environment. Adults live about 206 days. The brown-banded cockroach has a preference for warmer areas and can be found in high places such as picture frames, wall molding and on the ceiling. They are additionally found close to appliance motors, in lightweight switches, closets, and furnishings.




The wood-roach is chestnut brown in color with a pronotal shield, found behind the head, and forewings edged in white. The male is fully winged and a good flier whereas the female’s wings are smaller, covering about half of the abdomen. The ootheca, an egg capsule, is yellowish-brown. The female can deposit the ootheca underneath loose bark of dead trees, stumps, fallen logs and other protected areas of that nature. The female produces concerning thirty oothecae every containing up to thirty-two eggs. The developmental time usually takes about a year but can take two years. The Wood roach is often an outside species found within the same locations that the oothecae area unit set at. They have also been found in cedar-shake shingles, siding, and gutters. If found inside, it is likely they were brought in. They rarely breed or survive indoors. Males are usually inactive during the day but can be found flying around lights at night. The Wood-roach is thought to like sweets as its food supply.


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