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Cockroach Identification Guide

What are cockroaches?


Cockroaches are some of the most problematic insects to find their way into our Worcester, MA, and surrounding area homes. The species of cockroaches that have come to live successfully with people are common visitors. They are prolific breeders that quickly create large populations that are not easy to get rid of.

If you have discovered cockroaches in your home, it is likely one of the following species:

  • The large American cockroach is capable of flying short distances.
  • The German cockroach is a small, fast-moving cockroach that almost exclusively lives indoors with people.
  • The Oriental cockroach has high moisture needs and a beetle-like appearance. They move at a slower pace than most other roaches.

All three of the above species have adapted to living with people taking advantage of our homes.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are insects that carry on their legs and bodies bacteria, pathogens, and parasitic pests that make people ill. Having cockroaches in your home is dangerous, and they need to be eliminated as quickly as possible.

In addition to the spread of diseases, cockroaches put allergens into the air that cause breathing problems, skins rashes, and cause asthma attacks. As cockroaches move around your home, they stain fabrics and surfaces with their excrement. Food contamination and food waste are other huge concerns with cockroaches. Cockroaches contaminate more food than they consume.

Why do I have a cockroach problem?

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How do I get rid of cockroaches?

Partner with an experienced and dedicated professional to rid your Rhode Island home of cockroaches. At Encon, we can help you eliminate cockroaches and other pests from your home and keep them from making a return appearance. Our business is helping people, and we treat our customers like family and work as a team to ensure we meet your cockroach control needs in Worcester, MA, and surrounding areas, and your family is kept safe from the dangers cockroaches can introduce. Our knowledgeable and trained technicians will perform the treatments and services necessary to rid your home of cockroaches using the most up-to-date products available.

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How can I prevent cockroaches in the future?

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