Looking to Control and Remove Cockroaches in Your Connecticut Home or Business?

Over the past 15-20 years in the U.S., “cockroach” has become a buzzword that brings up thoughts of sewers, filth and all manner of disgusting insect activities. Although there are many types of cockroaches around the world, the most common cockroaches in Connecticut are American and German cockroaches. These cockroaches are some of the fastest breeding insects, making the saying “if you see one, there are 1000 you don’t see” more true than anybody wants to admit. The first step with cockroach removal in CT is proper identification. Take a look.

Identifying Cockroaches

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches are usually 1 to 2 inches in length and are reddish brown color. They have a yellow band that outlines the area behind their head, making them easily recognizable compared to other cockroaches. Both the males and females have wings and can fly short distances, but they usually stick to walking.

American Cockroach Removal in Connecticut
American Cockroach Removal in Connecticut
German Cockroach Removal in Connecticut
German Cockroach Removal in Connecticut

American cockroaches are normally found in dark areas, so be sure to look for signs of their eggs. Their egg capsules are about 8 mm long and are dark in color and are typically found in basements, laundry rooms and behind kitchen appliances.

German Cockroaches

Out of all of the different types of cockroaches, German cockroaches are the ones to be the most concerned about. One of the smallest and fastest moving cockroaches, german cockroaches are tough to spot. About 1 to 1 ½ inches in length, they have a light brown color with two horizontal stripes immediately behind the head. Even though they have wings, they prefer to run, and they are incredibly fast. They typically hide in dark areas, so if you see one during the day, the previously mentioned rule of 1000 cockroaches hiding that you don’t see is very likely. German cockroaches are known to carry diseases and germs, so cockroach removal in Connecticut is crucial to keep your family safe. Because of their difficulty to eradicate, calling a Connecticut cockroach exterminator is a must.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Connecticut

There are some “over the counter” cockroach treatments available that you could use, but in most cases that only acts as a bandaid, only temporarily reducing the population. Known for their resilience and resistance against common pest control treatment methods, calling a cockroach removal expert is the most effective way to eliminate an infestation. We understand how tough cockroaches, especially German cockroaches, can be, so we will do everything we can do completely get rid of every cockroach that might be nesting or breeding in your home. Don’t hesitate to give us a call! With cockroaches, the sooner they are eliminated, the better.