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What do American cockroaches look like?

American cockroaches are reddish-brown and can grow to be quite large, with adults typically measuring around 1 to 2 inches in length. They have a distinctive, elongated oval shape and long antennae. Although they have wings, American cockroaches are not strong fliers and are more likely to glide short distances or crawl.

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Are American cockroaches harmful?

American roaches are considered a health concern as they are known to carry disease-causing pathogens on their bodies, and can contaminate food and surfaces. Additionally, their droppings and shed skins can trigger allergies in some individuals.

How do American cockroaches enter homes and businesses?

These cockroaches can enter homes and other structures through cracks, gaps, and openings around doors, windows, and utility lines. They may also be carried inside on packages and other infested items.

Where are American cockroaches commonly found?

American cockroaches prefer warm, damp environments, which is why they’re often found in basements, crawl spaces, and around garbage or food storage areas. They also frequent sewers.

Do American cockroaches only come out at night?

While American cockroaches are most active at night, they can be seen during the day if they’re searching for food, or if there’s a large population of these insects present.

What do American cockroaches eat?

American cockroaches are omnivorous and will eat almost anything including food scraps, decaying matter, and cardboard. They are particularly attracted to starchy and sugary foods.

What are the signs of an American cockroach infestation?

Signs of an American cockroach infestation may include sightings of live cockroaches, finding egg cases (also called oothecae), or cockroach droppings that look like small, dark, granular pellets. In some cases, American cockroach infestations may be accompanied by a musty odor. 

Is it hard to get rid of American cockroaches on your own?

Getting rid of American cockroaches without the aid of a pest control company can be quite difficult. That’s because these pests reproduce quickly and excel at surviving. The best way to get rid of an infestation of American cockroaches is to seek professional help.

How do I get rid of American cockroaches?

To eliminate an American cockroach infestation, professional pest control is the best option. At Harris Pest Control, we offer cockroach control that includes a free cockroach inspection and effective cockroach treatments for homes and businesses in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions of South Carolina.

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