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Identify Pest: Cockroaches–German, American, Oriental and Brown-Banded Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches | Exterminators NYC | Long Island | Westchester | Rockland CountyCockroaches of all kinds infest New York. Four species of Cockroach commonly infest homes and businesses in New York City, but also in Westchester, Long Island, and Rockland County. Home and businesses can see several kinds all at once.

  • German Cockroach
  • Brown-banded Cockroach
  • American Cockroach
  • Oriental Cockroach

Cockroaches Cause Disease

A Cockroach infestation is more than unsightly; they carry a host of human pathogens and diseases like E. Coli and Salmonella. The feces, urine, and casings of Roaches have also been known to cause allergies, asthma, and skin irritations. Roaches can also stain surfaces and produce a disagreeable odor.

While each kind of Cockroach has some differences, in general, they have a flattened body, oval in shape, with antennae about as long as it’s body. Some species like it warm and moist others seek cool dry spaces. Roaches are nocturnal, so if you see one in the daytime or in a lighted room, you probably have an infestation numbering in the hundreds. Roaches are also scavenger eaters, so they can survive on just about anything from garbage, to paper, the glue in book bindings, to electronic wire casings, and even soap.

Re-Infestation is Inevitable–Get Ongoing Management

Cockroaches often enter your home or business through infected packages. They love paper and corrugated cardboard boxes. Even if you inspect packages and luggage for Cockroaches you may miss their egg capsules, so before you know it, you have a Cockroach pest problem. In apartment buildings, they can enter your home through cracks under doors or through plumbing or wiring. Re-infestation is almost inevitable without an Integrated Pest Management approach.

Cockroach treatment has been one of our specialties since our company was founded in 1975. We use a fully Integrated Pest Management approach, dealing with identification, inspection, sanitation issues, harborage reduction and physical removal of Roaches and egg cases. When necessary, we also use pesticides, baiting products and freezing technologies to protect delicate technologies like computers, electronics, and food. We work in a variety of environments including homes, apartments, kitchens, bathrooms, restaurants, office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and hotels.

Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Cockroaches

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out Cockroaches–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knockout punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24-hour service seven days a week. We don’t have the big red boxing glove in our logo for nothing!

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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


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