What are you supposed to do with a pest that can survive an atomic bomb? To be fair, nuclear radiation could eventually kill a cockroach, but that would be a very extreme method of getting your building roach free. Here at Complete Pest Control, we’ve been handling roach issues in apartments and various businesses around Colorado Springs for over a decade, we are the go-to for cockroach services.
Cockroaches, like most living things, need water, food, and shelter to survive. Typically, cockroaches will be most active at nighttime. If you see a cockroach during the day, that is a sign that there is a heavy infestation and you should call us immediately. They are very quick, moving at up to 3 miles per hour. If they were our size (thank goodness they aren’t!), that would be equal to about 100 miles per hour. According to Colorado State University, there are five types of cockroaches found in Colorado. The three most common species we find are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. Our expertly trained pest control technicians will provide you the highest quality cockroach services in the area.
Common Cockroaches Found in Colorado
The German cockroach is one of the smaller species, measuring ½ inch in length when full grown. German roaches live for roughly 100 days, females typically outliving their male counterparts. On average, females will lay several egg cases a year, each containing 30-40 eggs. In her lifetime, a female can produce 200-300 offspring, making the population of German cockroaches grow exponentially and causing you an even greater headache.
The largest species of roach found in Colorado is the American cockroach. This species can be up to 2 inches in length, and is reddish-brown in color. Like the German cockroach, the American roach can be found in areas such as basements and under sinks.
The Oriental cockroach falls in the middle of the size chart for roaches found in Colorado. It is the darkest in color, and the smelliest of the Colorado species. Sometimes referred to as “water bugs,” this roach will emit a musty smell. This is one way residents learn of an infestation.
Colorado is also home to the wood cockroach and the brown-banded cockroach. As you can imagine, the wood cockroach tends to be found outside near wood piles. The brown-banded roach can sometimes be confused with the German cockroach. Unlike the German cockroach, the brown-banded roach prefers drier spots, and is typically found in ceilings and not under sinks.
Cockroach Service Prevention
The best way to keep roaches away from your property is early prevention. If you find any plumbing damages, make repairs as quickly as possible to prevent standing water. Additionally, minimize food sources for roaches by keeping food properly stored and avoiding build up of crumbs and food debris. Roaches like to hide in cracks and crevices, so ensure any of these areas are properly repaired. Finally, be sure to avoid piles of paper, boxes and unwashed rags, as these make excellent hiding spots for cockroaches.
In Colorado, it is the landlord’s responsibility to handle pest infestations. It is best to stay proactive in these situations. As a licensed and insured local company, we are here to support you. Furthermore, we are in most compliance networks in the Colorado Springs area. When you need cockroach services, we are your last line of defense, and the first call you should making.
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