American cockroaches are native to the southeastern and central United States, and are commonly found in warm, humid environments such as basements, sewers, and steam tunnels. They are also known to thrive in commercial and industrial buildings, and are often associated with food service and storage areas. They are also known to be found in greenhouses and other warm, humid environments.
While American cockroaches are typically found in warmer climates, they can survive in colder climates as well, as long as they have access to heat and moisture. This is why they can be found in heated buildings such as homes, apartments, and commercial buildings across Canada. They can also be introduced to new areas through human activity, such as travel, trade, and commerce.
It is important to note that American cockroaches are considered a nuisance pest due to their presence in buildings and homes. They can also be considered a health concern because they are known to spread bacteria and other pathogens as they move through sewage and garbage. If you find American cockroaches in your home or building, contact us at Birch Fumigators for professional help in eliminating them.
American cockroaches are large, reddish-brown cockroaches with a yellow band behind the head and fully-developed wings on males. They are about 2 inches in length, have a cylindrical body shape and six legs. They emit a strong, musty odour, and are commonly found in warm, humid environments such as basements, sewers, and commercial or industrial buildings.
If you suspect you have an infestation of American cockroaches in your home or building, it is important to identify the type of cockroach accurately. At Birch Fumigators, we offer free pest identification services. Our experts will be able to accurately identify the type of cockroach and help you to take the necessary steps to eliminate them.
Some signs that you may have American cockroaches include:
If you suspect you have an infestation of American cockroaches, it is best to contact us at Birch Fumigators for assistance.
American cockroaches, like most cockroach species, are often brought into buildings through items such as cardboard boxes, grocery bags, or secondhand furniture. They can also be transported in on clothes or personal belongings, especially if these items have been stored or left in an infested area.
To prevent cockroaches from being brought into your home or business, it is important to be aware of the potential sources of infestation. When bringing in new items, be sure to inspect them carefully and avoid bringing in any items that appear to have cockroaches or their droppings on them. Additionally, it is important to store items such as cardboard boxes and bags away from the main living areas of your home or business to minimize the chance of cockroaches spreading to these areas.
It’s also important to keep your home or business clean and well-maintained. A dirty or cluttered environment can provide cockroaches with plenty of hiding places, making it more difficult to control and eliminate an infestation. Regular vacuuming, cleaning and keeping your kitchen and dining areas clean can help to reduce the chances of cockroaches being brought into your home or business.