Do You Have Unwanted Residents?
Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests in the United States. These nocturnal insects are often found in dark, damp areas of homes, such as in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Cockroaches can be a nuisance, as they can emit an unpleasant odor and their droppings can contaminate food and surfaces.
In addition, cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma attacks in some people. If you have a cockroach problem in your home, it is important to contact a pest control professional to get rid of them.
Cockroaches are mechanical transmitters of diseases including food poisoning, salmonella and E. coli. Evidence grows implicating German roach feces and dander in the increased incidence of asthma among children living in chronically infested apartments.
While cockroaches are not unique to California, they are certainly common. Many people mistakenly believe that cockroaches are only found in dirty homes, but the truth is that they can infest any type of dwelling. Cockroaches are attracted to food and moisture, so they are often found in kitchens and bathrooms.
Types of Cockroaches in the Bay Area
The German Cockroach is the most common type of cockroach. They are small, brown, and have two dark stripes on their back.
The Brown-banded Cockroach is a distant fourth as they are very uncommon in our climate. They are small, brown, and have two dark bands on their back.