The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. Females can hatch up to 150 offspring per year. Cockroaches don’t get their wings until they become adults. American cockroaches prefer to live in warm, dark, wet areas, like sewers and basements, and often enter structures through drains and pipes. Although American cockroaches can be found in homes, they are also common in larger commercial buildings, such as restaurants, grocery stores and hospitals.
German cockroaches live in warm and damp places, like kitchens, bathrooms, and places where people eat and drink. Each German cockroach can live about 100-200 days. Cockroaches are attracted to sweet and floury foods.
Oriental cockroaches also live in sewers and wet, decaying areas, such as basements and crawlspaces, firewood and piles of leaves. They are large and very dark compared to other cockroaches. They usually travel through sewer pipes and drains. Oriental cockroaches prefer dirty places and cooler temperatures than other cockroaches, and creates a strong smell and is considered one of the dirtiest of all the cockroaches.
Cockroaches crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes tracking in lots of bacteria and germs. They can contaminate food by shedding their skins.
Prevention For Cockroaches:
Keep your home clean and dry.
Vacuum often and seal cracks in and around your house.
If you see cockroaches, it is best to call a pest management professional due to the illnesses they can spread.