More About Cockroaches

Roaches (or cockroaches), can be an incredibly disgusting insect to find in your home. Roaches have survived for millions of years as scavengers, and evidence of these pests means there is something in or around the home that they’re finding worthy of scavenging.

There are different kinds of cockroaches in the Miami Valley. Treatment will need to be tailored to the specific species of roach we’re facing, so – if possible – capture a sample for our technician to identify. Not all roaches live and feed in the kitchen (some come from outside), so there are some variables we’ll need to consider when diagnosing your particular infestation.

A-Abel technicians are experienced at providing relief from the threat of cockroaches, and we have several treatment options to insure success.

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Common Roach Species in the Miami Valley:

German Cockroach
German CockroachAdult German cockroaches are light tan to medium brown except for the shield behind the head marked with two dark stripes (separated by a lighter stripe), which run lengthwise on the body. Adults are about 1/2 to 5/8-inch long and have wings, but rarely fly.

American Roach (waterbug)
American RoachAdult American cockroaches are reddish-brown to dark brown (except for a tan or light yellow band around the shield behind the head), about 1-1/2 to 2-inches long, and have wings capable of flight. Males and females are about the same size.

Oriental Roach
Oriental RoachAdult Oriental cockroaches are shiny, dark brown or black, about 1 to 1-1/4-inch long and have nonfunctional wings incapable of flight. Females are about 1-1/4-inch long, broad and have only little pads for wings.

Woods Roach
Woods RoachThe Pennsylvania woodroach is flattened, oval-elongate shaped, has spiny legs and long, filamentous antennae. Males are large, up to 1-inch long, dark chocolate brown with light-brown wings.

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