Does anyone enjoy seeing a cockroach in their home? Absolutely not. Why is this? Because where there is one cockroach, there are sure to be others. That’s why if you kill the ones you see, they will simply return. This can often turn into a difficult game of cat and mouse for a property owner.
But if you’re searching for an easier way to stop cockroaches from taking over your property, look no further. Our pest control services are designed to kill not just the roaches you see but those that you don’t—all the way back to the nest.
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Types of cockroaches in Coachella Valley
First the bad news: There are about 4,600 different species of cockroaches throughout the world. Next, the better news: Only about 30 species of cockroaches care to share space with humans in their homes.
The really good news is that only two species of cockroaches, the German cockroach, and the American cockroach, call the Coachella Valley home.
But there is more bad news. There are a lot of them, and they are really determined.
This species is much more plentiful, probably the most common in the world. They are smaller, growing only to about a half-inch, and are pale brown.
But they are prolific reproducers. A single female and her offspring can produce about 30,000 cockroaches a year.
These are larger, up to a little over two inches, and are reddish brown. They are often referred to as date beetles because they resemble the fruit.
They are not as prolific. A female American cockroach and her offspring are responsible for about 800 cockroaches in a year.
Why do I have cockroaches in my home?
Are cockroaches harmful to human health?
How can I prevent cockroaches from entering my home?
What should I do if I have a cockroach infestation?
Can you vacuum them up?
Once you get cockroaches, they are extremely hard to kill. You might have heard that some exterminators use an industrial shop vac to get the cockroaches out of your house, along with the feces, before applying a professional cockroach treatment.
This is not something you should try on your own. Sucking them up in a vacuum doesn’t kill the cockroaches. They are amazingly resilient. They have to still be killed or otherwise disposed of.
Some exterminators will put dish soap and water in the catch container of their shop vac. It disintegrates the exoskeleton of the cockroach and kills them.
Do cockroaches fly?
Cockroaches are the chickens of the insect world. They have wings, but generally, they do not fly.
Some species can fly a short distance, but they are the exception.
Are cockroaches hard to kill?
It is hard to get rid of a cockroach infestation. They are very good at hiding. A mature German cockroach can disappear into a crack in a cement slab that is 1/16-inch wide.
They also reproduce very quickly once they reach adulthood, and they hide their egg cases in small spaces where it is difficult for pesticides to reach.
If you have a cockroach infestation it might take an initial extermination followed by a monthly follow-up treatments for as long as a year.
If you are moving into a new home and you have concerns about cockroaches, consider calling the exterminator while the house is still empty. It is much easier and much more effective.
I see cockroach shells around the house, do I have an infestation?
You’ve got cockroaches. Lots of them. Cockroaches are one of those insects that has an exoskeleton, or an exterior skeleton, to better protect it.
That’s part of why they are so hard to kill. As the cockroach matures, it needs to shed the exoskeleton because it has grown a new one underneath.
When it sheds the exoskeleton, it is white. It darkens within a few hours, though, as the new exoskeleton hardens.
How long does a cockroach live?
American cockroaches live for about a year. It takes almost that long for them to reach reproductive maturity.
Most cockroaches you see are immature ones, referred to as nymphs.
German cockroaches live for about a month, but as we already discussed, they reproduce like crazy.