- German Cockroach
- American Cockroach
- Smoky Brown Cockroach
- Wood Cockroach
While these are the most common, it is possible for you to see several other species.
Each of these cockroaches is unique in their behavior in what they are attracted to, how to help prevent them, and how they are treated.
This is one of the most intrusive bugs to homeowners. We will work to eradicate these pests from your home.
This particular bug will almost NEVER be gone after one treatment because of the amount of eggs that can be laid. It will take a thorough inspection by one of our professionals to determine the proper treatment. We can and will advise homeowners of ways to help avoid these pests.
Many people commonly refer to this roach as a “Palmetto Bug” or a “Water Bug”, but in fact they are a cockroach. American cockroaches are very common in southern states, due to the fact that they prefer warm and moist climates. Any home in South Carolina is subject to an infestation by these roaches.
These cockroaches tend to be larger and fully grown can measure up to 3 inches in length. They range in color from reddish-brown to black. While they are incapable of flying, their wings allow them to flutter and glide.
These pests target your food and water supplies inside the home, and pet’s food and water sources inside and outside of the home. They enter through water pipes, doors, windows, crawl spaces and any other cracks that are available. They tend to harbor in gutters, shrubbery, mulched areas, under decks and any other dark and moist places.
Smoky Brown Cockroach
These cockroaches typically only grow to approximately 1.5 inches, and are a dark mahogany brown in color.
They prefer a dryer climate than the American Cockroach and they are usually found in the attic and crawl spaces, but can be found throughout the home. The Smoky Brown roaches are also attracted to food sources from people or pets.
The Wood Cockroach measures up to 1.25 inches long, and is a reddish color with spiny legs and long antennae.
These pests live in the woods, firewood piles and mulched areas surrounding your home. They are drawn to light, so you will often see them on porches and decks when lights are on during the spring and summer months. If they make their way into your home, they will not infest due to the fact that they are unable to survive long outside of their typical habitat.