American Cockroach

American Cockroaches can grow to be up to 2” long. They are the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches are reddish brown with a yellowish figure-8 pattern on the back of the head.

Habitat

American cockroaches are commonly found in food preparation areas and warm, damp places such as sewers and basements, particularly around pipes and drains. They are very aggressive, making roach control difficult, and are more likely to be seen in daytime and outdoors than other species. They are most active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher, although they can survive lower temperatures.

Diet

American cockroaches are scavengers and feed on a variety of foods, with an apparent preference for decaying organic matter. The adults can survive two or three months without food but only about a month without water.

Control

A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head! Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes! Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour. EUI can help you eliminate these unwelcome guests in your house.

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