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Insects of Interest|PestEx|Tampa, FL 33614



At Pestex International Termite and Pest Control in Tampa, Florida, we are dedicated to helping you treat and prevent insect issues. We are also enthusiastic about helping you understand the nature of the insects that bug you the most.
 
 
Roaches- the German Roach

The German cockroach, or Blattella germanica, is a small species of cockroach that is usually about 1.3 cm to 1.6 cm long and of a tan to light-brown color. The adults are winged, but do not fly.

Originally from Africa, the German Roach is currently the most common and most economically destructive household pest in the United States. They are common throughout the world, and although they are not tolerate of cold, they have been found even in the most northerly locations in close association with humans.


 
Roach Life

Mostly nocturnal, these insects are very hardy and resilient. As such, they are difficult to exterminate. Females protect their young by holding their eggs in an ootheca until they hatch. Sanitation, keeping garbage containers sealed, putting food away, and caulking holes in walls are helpful for controlling German cockroaches. Chemical baits and dusts also can help, as well.






 
Bad Roach

German cockroaches carry organisms that cause disease, principally bacteria, protozoans, and viruses that cause gut symptoms. They also produce malodorous secretions that taint the flavor of food, and their cast skins are allergens. All of these issues are enough, but these bugs are also the most aesthetically-unpleasing of pests.

The roach's flat bodies allow them to live in cracks and crevices of human habitations, often in large numbers. German cockroaches scavenge on any food as well as non-food stuffs, including soap and glue. That is why they are commonly found in garbage receptacles.
 
 
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