Cockroach Control New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
New York Cockroach Control and Prevention
If you’re on the east coast and searching pest control near me for roaches, contact Assured. We provide fast and professional pest control for cockroaches in CT, NY and NJ.
Assured has been battling cockroaches in the NYC area since 1934. Our staff of technicians and entomologists know everything you’d ever want to know about cockroaches. And then some. Here’s a quick primer on how to keep cockroaches out of your home or business. For more info or to schedule, contact Assured today.
How to Prevent Cockroaches
The biggest piece of advice we can give you is to keep things clean. Roaches love dirt and garbage, so remove a potential living space for them by keeping your living space or business consistently clean.
A few other cockroach prevention tips include:
- Search for and seal outdoor gaps or cracks in door frames, windowsills, utility line entries, and your foundation to take away potential entryways.
- Store garbage containers away from your homes entry points.
- Keep all indoor food in airtight containers and never leave food waste out or unwashed dishes in your sink overnight.
- Make sure your pipes are properly insulated to prevent indoor condensation.
A common question we get is: does boric acid kill roaches? It definitely will, and while there are many over the counter insecticides, glue baits, and powders available, roaches are incredibly hardy creatures. If you have a cockroach infestation, your best bet is to call professionals to take care of the problem instead of wasting time and money on lesser options. You want to be certain all roaches have been eliminated.
Cockroach Identification and Facts
Size: Cockroaches can get as big as 3.5 inches in length but the average roach is between 1 and 2 inches in length and no more than 30 grams in weight.
Color: All cockroaches come in varying shades of reddish-brown. Cockroaches are generalized insects, which means their bodies are divided into a thorax with three separate sections with a flattened body, large compound eyes, flexible antennae, and six legs.
Behavior and Diet
Cockroaches are omnivorous. They'll eat just about anything and don't need a lot to survive. In fact, they can survive for up to three months without food.
However, they do need water to live, which is why buildings near standing water, have leaky plumbing or dank, dug-out cellars often suffer roach infestations.
Roaches live to burrow, dig, and roll around in any filth they can find. In addition, they carry thick layers of bacteria on their exoskeletons that are implicated in spreading diseases such as salmonella, E. coli, typhoid and fungal parasites. Because they can slip through cracks mere millimeters in size, roaches are capable of reaching every conceivable space in your home or business, and can spread harmful bacteria to those spaces.
The average natural lifespan of a cockroach is about a year. Within that year, a single female can lay eggs up to eight different times. Each of the egg cases she lays can have around 50 eggs in it. This means, if conditions are favorable a single female cockroach can produce between 8 and 400 offspring during her lifetime.
Baby roach eggs are difficult to spot. Their egg cases are small, light-brown or black capsules that look like a kidney bean. Cockroaches will often lay their eggs in protected, out of the way crevices away from human traffic.
Gestation time averages about 28 days. How big are baby cockroaches? After hatching, baby cockroach size ranges from 1/8-1/4”. These nymphs are typically darker in color and will adopt the characteristic rusty red-brown color as they mature into adult form. They will also develop their wings.
Signs of Cockroach Infestation
Signs of a roach infestation include finding pieces of their exoskeletons along with black specks (feces) lying everywhere. As with most infestations, visible confirmation is also common - if you turn the light on at night and have a roach infestation, you’re likely to see them scurrying across the floor.
Cockroach Treatment Near Me
Don’t take chances with roaches in your home or business. If you fail to wipe out the entire intrusion (that's what a group of cockroaches is called), they can come back quickly. Schedule with an Assured technician today. Let us assess, treat and evaluate your cockroach problem to make sure they don’t return.