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Kings Pest Cockroach Extermination In Cincinnati Ohio

Today, consumers can run into more than 4,000 species of cockroaches. You will be glad to know that not all of them are common in your area. Nevertheless, roughly 30 cockroach species will invade your dwelling and take shelter inside. In our area, it is common for residents to encounter five species. In Cincinnati, you may encounter German cockroaches and American cockroaches. It is vital to determine what you’re dealing with so you’ll know how to tackle the problem. Once you’ve identified the cockroach species, you’ll be ready to fix the problem. However, it is best to let a professional handle it for you.

Doing so is the safest and most efficient way to fix the problem. Our technicians are eager to help. We’re willing to work around the clock for our clients to ensure that they’re happy with the results.

Cockroach Species In Cincinnati

The first step to fixing the problem is to identify the species of cockroach you’re dealing with. Once you know the species, you’ll be one step closer to solving the problem. Below, readers will learn more about the most common cockroach species in the city of Cincinnati.

German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are often found in Cincinnati. We frequently have to eliminate these cockroaches for our clients. They can grow up to 5/8ths of an inch in length. One thing that sets them apart from other cockroaches is the racing stripes. They have a pair behind their heads. German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and other cockroaches are prolific breeders. A female can release as many as five egg capsules during her lifetime. Once they’ve cockroaches have invaded a dwelling, they’re going to hide under warm appliances. They can be found around ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators. Despite having wings, these cockroaches will not fly.

American Cockroaches

American cockroaches will be difficult to ignore since they grow up to two inches. They’re one of the largest cockroaches in our area. They’re reddish-brown with a lighter color around a darker center on their heads. The American cockroach is the largest cockroach in our area and it can fly. Another concern is the fact that these cockroaches can live for a long time. It takes them up to two years to mature. Plus, they can live for a couple of years after that. American cockroaches are often found around warm, moist locations such as steam tunnels and sewer systems. When American cockroaches are found near your property, search your property for broken sewer pipes. There is a good chance that you’ll find one.

You can also encounter other cockroaches in Cincinnati. For instance, you may run into Mediterranean Spotted Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches, and Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches.

Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches

When looking at male and female Pennsylvania wood cockroaches, you may not realize that they belong to the same species. Their appearances are drastically different. Adult males are larger than females and they have full wings. Female adult cockroaches have shorter wings. As the name suggests, Pennsylvania wood cockroaches are native to the eastern portion of the United States. Although you’re going to encounter them, they’re usually not pests. They can enter residential dwellings, but usually do not reproduce inside. There might be a lot of Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches in certain areas. These cockroaches are often found on properties that have clogged gutters, woodpiles, or wood siding.

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches 

Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches are one of the smallest cockroaches but they’re difficult to ignore. They are a third of an inch in length. They are light tan but also have dark freckles. These cockroaches are native to Europe and invaded the United States in the mid-1900s. The Spotted Mediterranean cockroach population in the United States has increased significantly since. These cockroaches are found in most American states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. They enter residential buildings sometimes but generally do not reproduce indoors.

Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches are an inch and a quarter at the maximum. They’re dark in color with most being black or brown. Male oriental cockroaches have wings that cover three-quarters of their bodies, but females never grow wings. Oriental cockroaches and American cockroaches share many behaviors. For instance, both tend to infest older buildings. The primary difference is that oriental cockroaches can withstand colder weather better. Therefore, they may stay outside and thrive in your garbage.

Smokey Brown Cockroaches

Smokey brown cockroaches are either an inch or an inch and a half when they reach adulthood. These roaches are commonly found in southern American states such as Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. However, they can travel in shipping containers. Therefore, they may hitch a ride to your area by hiding in a package.

Surinam Cockroaches

Surinam cockroaches are strange. For starters, there are no male Surinam cockroaches. Instead, all of the cockroaches are female. They’re roughly three-quarters of an inch with light tan wings. They have a dark plate on their head. The female cockroaches hold eggs before giving live births. They can reach three-quarters of an inch at the maximum length.

Brown-Banded Cockroaches

Finally, you may encounter brown-banded cockroaches. These roaches can grow up to half an inch in length. In terms of appearance, they’re light brown or tan and look similar to German cockroaches. Just remember that German roaches have racing stripes. Brown-banded cockroaches have a dark brown mark on their head. These cockroaches are rare but you may encounter them.

Reasons Cockroaches Invade

Cockroaches tend to invade residential dwellings for multiple reasons. Most people understand that these pests invade homes because they’re searching for food. If a residential dwelling hasn’t been cleaned thoroughly, cockroaches will invade and consume food crumbs. However, not all cockroaches invade homes for this reason. Some won’t invade homes. Others are searching for broken sewer pipes and steam tunnels.

Cockroach Health Hazards

Some pets are incredibly dangerous to humans and pets. Cockroaches would indeed fit into this category. These pests will create immense problems for you and your loved ones. Remember that they tend to thrive in garbage and feces. Plus, they sometimes wallow in decaying matter. Once they’ve moved through the feces, they’re going to travel through your food products. Unfortunately, this could lead to your food products becoming contaminated. If this happens, you could consume contaminated food and get sick. Remember that these pests can spread a handful of illnesses. They won’t bite you, but they can make you ill. Call Kings Pest in Cincinnati, Ohio to deal with the infestation before it ruins your life.

When Can The Exterminator Begin?

Don’t delay getting in touch with our qualified exterminators. When you call our office, we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours. We highly suggest immediate action to avoid unnecessary delay, which could result in a more severe cockroach infestation.

Preventing Additional Cockroach Invasions

Our company works hard to get rid of cockroaches. We can also take steps to keep them out. Keep your home clean and call us when you find cockroaches on your property.

It is crucial to find out how the cockroaches are accessing your home. Experts believe cockroaches travel several miles in 60 minutes or less. Evidence reveals, an adult German cockroach can travel up to three miles in 60 minutes. Of course, this level of intensity depends on several factors – health, location, weather conditions, and environmental exposures.

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