American Cockroaches

Periplaneta americana

Control, Extermination, & Prevention of American Cockroaches in Home

About American Cockroaches

The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is the largest species of common cockroach, and often considered a pest. In certain regions of the U.S. it is colloquially known as the waterbug,[1] though it is not a true waterbug since it is not aquatic. It is also known as the ship cockroachkakerlac, and Bombay canary.[2] It is often misidentified as a palmetto bug.[3][4]


Controlling American Cockroaches

Control these pests by sealing entry points, eliminating food sources, and maintaining a clean environment. Fix water leaks and ensure proper ventilation to reduce dampness. Consider professional pest control for severe infestations, employing methods like insecticide applications and targeted treatments. Regular inspections and consistent preventive measures are crucial for effective pest control in homes and businesses.


Exterminating American Cockroaches

Professional extermination involves targeted treatments using potent and safe insecticides and baits. Pest control experts focus on key areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms, addressing both adult roaches and potential hiding spots. Seal entry points, maintain cleanliness, and fix water leaks to complement the extermination process. Due to the resilience of cockroaches, follow-up treatments may be necessary. Consult with your local DNR Pest Control technician for a comprehensive and tailored approach to effectively exterminate American cockroaches in your environment.


American Cockroach Prevention

Prevent American cockroach infestations by sealing entry points, such as cracks and gaps, and keeping your home clean and free of food debris. Store food in airtight containers and promptly clean up spills. Address water leaks and maintain proper ventilation to reduce moisture. Consistent hygiene and vigilant preventive measures are key to deterring American cockroaches from establishing in your home.


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