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Pest Control Guide - Cockroaches in IN, KY, & IL

For every cockroach you see, there can easily be 200 more hiding behind your wall. They can reach lengths of 18 to 60 mm depending on species. They feed omnivorously on various organic substances, including tissue, leather and paper. The most common types of roaches include:


American CockroachesAMERICAN COCKROACH

Description

  • American Cockroaches are about 1 3/8" to 2 3/8" in length.
  • American cockroaches are reddish in color with a yellow band around the pronotum located behind the head.
  • Males and females are fully winged but are not capable of full flight merely fluttering from raised locations.
  • The females lay up to sixteen eggs in a protected shell called an ootheca.
  • The female can lay up to 8 ootheca in one year.
  • American Cockroaches typically are found in large commercial buildings and in sewer systems but they may also be found in attics of homes.
  • American Cockroaches may live for up to two years.

Control

  • Controlling American Cockroaches can be tough. Trying to locate breeding sites can be difficult.
  • Sealing cracks in walls and floors will help keep Americans from entering certain areas.
  • Drilling wall voids and placing a long term residual dust in the walls maybe necessary.
  • The use of gel baits in areas of activity works well in controlling American Cockroaches.
  • Placing gel bait feeding stations in specific locations will help control populations.

 


Oriental CockroachORIENTAL COCKROACH

Description

  • Oriental Cockroach males are about 1" in length while females are 1" in length.
  • Oriental Cockroaches are dark red to black.
  • Females are wingless while males have wings that cover ¾ the length of their bodies but are not capable of flight.
  • Nymphs are generally reddish and then turn darker.
  • Commonly referred to as "waterbugs" because they are often located around water.

Control

  • Treat the exterior perimeter of the structure.
  • Treat stoops and steps of homes and buildings.
  • Treat all rooms on the interior of the structure.
  • Treat basements and crawlspaces with liquid insecticide.
  • Use insecticide bait in conjunction with liquid treatments.
  • Use granule bait on the exterior perimeter of the structure.
  • Dust wall voids and pipe openings.
  • Exclusion around windows and doors.

 


German Cockroaches GERMAN COCKROACH

Description

  • German Cockroaches are 1/2'" to 5/8" in length.
  • Adult German Cockroaches are golden with black marks on the pronotum.
  • Nymph German Cockroaches are black with golden brown markings on the pronotum.
  • German Cockroaches are the most significant of all the cockroach species due to their ability to infest structures.
  • They are worldwide in distribution.

Control

  • Use insecticide baits when possible.
  • Dust wall voids and appliances where cockroaches may be breeding.
  • Treat all areas with an approved liquid insecticide mixed with an insect growth regulator.
  • Remove standing water.
  • Repair needed damaged areas.
  • Address sanitation concerns.

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Cities in Clay County, IL
Clay City
Flora
Ingraham
Louisville
Sailor Springs
Xenia

Cities in Edwards County, IL
Albion
Bone Gap
Browns
Ellery
West Salem

Cities in Gallatin County, IL
Equality
Junction
New Haven
Omaha
Ridgway
Shawneetown

Cities in Hamilton County, IL
Broughton
Dahlgren
Dale
Macedonia
Mc Leansboro

Cities in Hardin County, IL
Cave In Rock
Elizabethtown
Karbers Ridge
Rosiclare

Cities in Lawrence County, IL
Bridgeport
Lawrenceville
Saint Francisville
Sumner

Cities in Pope County, IL
Eddyville
Golconda
Herod

Cities in Richland County, IL
Calhoun
Claremont
Dundas
Noble
Olney
Parkersburg

Cities in Saline County, IL
Carrier Mills
Eldorado
Galatia
Harrisburg
Muddy
Raleigh
Stonefort

Cities in Wabash County, IL
Allendale
Bellmont
Keensburg
Lancaster
Mount Carmel

Cities in Wayne County, IL
Barnhill
Cisne
Fairfield
Geff
Golden Gate
Johnsonville
Keenes
Mount Erie
Rinard
Sims
Wayne City

Cities in White County, IL
Burnt Prairie
Carmi
Crossville
Emma
Enfield
Grayville
Maunie
Mill Shoals
Norris City
Springerton

Cities in Dubois County, IN
Holland

Cities in Gibson County, IN
Buckskin
Fort Branch
Haubstadt
Oakland City

Cities in Pike County, IN
Stendal

Cities in Posey County, IN
Cynthiana
Mount Vernon
New Harmony
Poseyville
Wadesville

Cities in Spencer County, IN
Chrisney
Dale
Evanston
Gentryville
Grandview
Lamar
Lincoln City
Richland
Rockport
Santa Claus

Cities in Vanderburgh County, IN
Evansville

Cities in Warrick County, IN
Boonville
Chandler
Elberfeld
Lynnville
Newburgh
Tennyson

Cities in Knox County, IN
Decker

Cities in Breckinridge County, KY
Cloverport
Custer
Hardinsburg
Harned
Irvington
Stephensport
Union Star
Webster

Cities in Caldwell County, KY
Fredonia

Cities in Crittenden County, KY
Marion

Cities in Daviess County, KY
Maceo
Owensboro
Philpot
Utica
Whitesville

Cities in Grayson County, KY
Falls Of Rough

Cities in Hancock County, KY
Hawesville
Lewisport

Cities in Henderson County, KY
Corydon
Henderson
Robards

Cities in Hopkins County, KY
Dawson Springs
Earlington
Hanson
Madisonville
Manitou
Nebo
Nortonville
Saint Charles
White Plains

Cities in Livingston County, KY
Burna
Hampton
Salem
Smithland
Tiline

Cities in Mclean County, KY
Calhoun
Island
Livermore
Rumsey
Sacramento

Cities in Muhlenberg County, KY
Bremen
Central City
Graham

Cities in Ohio County, KY
Centertown
Fordsville
Hartford
Reynolds Station

Cities in Union County, KY
Morganfield
Sturgis
Uniontown
Waverly

Cities in Webster County, KY
Clay
Dixon
Providence
Sebree

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Evansville, IN 47715
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