Cooper can eliminate roaches in your home

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What is a Cockroach?

Cockroaches are incredibly common pests that infest houses and other structures and like to live where there is food, warmth and moisture. There are multiple different species of cockroach that can be found in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, including Oriental Cockroaches, Surinam Roaches (live in dirt and can be introduced via potted plants), and German Roaches (most common household pest in the US) and American Cockroaches. They are mainly active at night and are often found in homes and restaurants. Hence, they are even more undesirable than most other household pests.

How do Cockroaches Differ?

Adult German cockroaches are typically 1/2 to 5/8 inch long and are tan to light brown (in color. Although they have fully developed wings, they do not fly. The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. It is usually found in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and in bathrooms of homes.

Surinam roaches, typically reach lengths of 1/2 inch to 1 inch, and have dark brown or black heads and bodies, while their wings are brown. Surinam roaches are found primarily in South Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and in humid tropical climates. They are burrowing insects that are capable of destroying various plants. Surinam cockroaches are often unknowingly brought into homes, shopping malls, and restaurants in potted plants.

American cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches that invade homes and adult American cockroaches are reddish brown or mahogany colored. Sometimes called palmetto bugs or water bugs, American Cockroaches are found throughout the southern United States. Both male and female American cockroaches develop wings when the roaches become adults and they can fly.

Why do I have them?

German cockroach infestations most often begin when someone unknowingly brings an infested item into a home or building. Poor sanitation, such as leaving out food or dirty dishes, can encourage an infestation since this type of clutter provides a good food source for the roaches. A cockroach problem can grow quickly because they can produce several generations in one year.

Why should I be concerned with Cockroaches?

German cockroaches can cause major infestations and are quite unsanitary. They are a major source of food contamination, leading to food poisoning, and have also been found to cause allergies in humans.

How does Cooper get rid of Cockroaches?

To effectively deal with a roach infestation at Cooper, we combine the appropriate application of chemicals with increased sanitation practice to kill existing roaches and remove food sources that encourage infestations.

What service options are available?

As part of our service to control cockroaches, a Cooper technician will remove live cockroaches. Then we will apply baits and Insect Growth Regulators in areas prone to roach activity and where roach activity has been observed. The combination of these methods will reduce the current population and interfere with the ability of cockroaches to develop and reproduce. Cockroaches can be treated as a one-time service, or as part of a home maintenance plan.

Can I control cockroaches myself?

While it is highly unlikely that you would be able to completely eliminate a roach problem only by improving sanitation, it is an important factor in dealing with any cockroach problem. You can make your home far less inviting to cockroaches by keeping your home free of food debris, keeping trashcans and the area around them clean, keeping floors and counters clean, and not storing paper bags and cardboard. However, without specific knowledge about cockroaches and their biology, it is very unlikely that you can effectively treat the problem yourself.

How soon can you get here?

At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.

Is the treatment environmentally friendly?

There are many eco-friendly options available for cockroach control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.

How can I prevent German Cockroaches in the future?

The single most important thing you can do to prevent a cockroach infestation is keeping your home as sanitary as possible. This means avoiding clutter (especially paper bags and cardboard), making sure that no food is left out, and keeping floors and counters clean.