What you need to know about the American Cockroach

The sight of a cockroach in your home or business can be alarming because it almost certainly means there are more of these insects that you can’t see. American cockroaches are not only a nuisance — but they are also harmful to human health, capable of food contamination that can quickly spread serious illness through bacteria and parasites. They are also carriers of many types of diseases

The cockroach is an omnivore, meaning that it will eat almost anything it can get. In addition to the food they prefer, which includes meat along with anything starchy or sugary, cockroaches will eat paper, books, and hair. American cockroaches will eat any of these items, but largely prefer decaying matter such as garbage.

If you have a cockroach infestation, pest control services are vital to stopping the problem.

What Does the American Cockroach Look Like?