Different Types Of Roaches
Experts Have Identified 5 Different Types of Cockroaches Which Can Sneak Into Your Home
Learn to identify household roaches and what you can do to get rid of them.
Poravute Getty Images If you've never seen a cockroach in your home, consider yourself lucky. They can cause severe damage to your house and make it difficult to eradicate. However, cockroaches are just as annoying as other insects. There are many different kinds of cockroaches and how they can get in to your home will determine the best method of getting rid of them.
The two most common cockroach groups are domestic and peridomestic. Dini M. Miller, Ph.D., says that domestic and peridomestic roaches have lived with us from the beginning of time. They have evolved to live only in human environments over the years, having been here since our caveman days.
Professor of Urban Entomology, Virginia Tech. Urban Pest Management Specialist, state of Virginia. She said, "We don’t see outdoor species roaming around of these guys."
Miller states that there is also a second type of roach, the peridomestic. They are creatures that have become accustomed to humans, but they don't necessarily need a place to call home. Miller said that they will "kind of come in as a plightnistically." Let's suppose it becomes too hot or too dry. They will be attracted to buildings because their previous home is no longer working. But you can find more types within these groups. Some are much harder to eliminate than others. This is how you can tell the difference and what to do to exterminate these unwelcome roommates.
Nigel Cattlin Getty images What they look Like: A German cockroach, a tiny, brown-colored torpedo-shaped insect, is usually less than 1/4 inch in length, according to Coby Schall, Ph.D.
He is the head of the Schal Lab at North Carolina State University. This lab focuses on studying cockroaches. "The German cockroach is very distinguished by what I call racing stripes," says Schal. You won't see it on any other types of roaches, but the adult German roaches are distinguished by two stripes on the pronotum.
Wood Cockroach Pictures
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Parcoblatta is home to 12 different species of woodcockroach (Parcoblatta), which includes the Pennsylvania wood-cockroach, Virginia wood-cockroach, Boll's and Broad wood cockroaches. They are all able to thrive in humid woodlands, but they can be found occasionally in your home. Particularly vulnerable in spring and the summer are houses near forests. Cockroaches often get inside homes with firewood, as they feed off dead wood and other decaying materials. But they are not able to survive long indoors.
The attraction of wood cockroaches to light is different than other breeds. The males are able to fly very short distances. As with other types, wood cockroaches may contaminate food or trigger asthma attacks.
Finding out what your pest problem is before you can implement any kind of pest management strategy. Here, we've covered important details about the six different types of cockroaches you're most likely to run into in or around your home.
With this information, you'll be able to identify the types of roaches you see and find where they're hiding. They will be able to tell you how dangerous and serious they could possibly be. This knowledge will allow you to address your cockroach problems head-on.
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The Most Commonly Asked Question
Are there many varieties of roaches available?
There are over 4500 types of roaches. Only 69 species of roaches are known to be native to the United States (ten in Canada) and only thirty are listed as pests.
What type of roaches fly?
Others fly. Others don't. There are a lot of differences in their flying ability among the ones that have. Asian, Smokybrown, Australian, and wood roaches are pretty good fliers, while American cockroaches really just use their wings to glide.
What type of roaches go inside your house?
Only a few species of cockroaches get into homes. Even fewer try. The majority of wood roaches get in accidentally. American, Oriental, and German roaches enter our homes when we have a changing environment outside. But Brownbanded and German-bred roaches will try actively to infest you home.
What is the worst kind of roach?
These are the 5 Most Common Roaches. How You Can Get Rid Of Them
Due to South Carolina’s hot, humid climate, roaches can be easily controlled. It is best to prevent roaches from entering your home. How do you do this? There are many roaches that will be attracted to certain areas in the home. If you know which types you have you'll be able to identify why they enter your home.
Hiring a professional is the best way to protect yourself. They will know what to do, and be able to eliminate them in one go. An unsuccessful DIY effort can lead to a serious infestation.
The following guide will help you identify the top 5 types of South Carolina-based roaches. This guide will help you identify if and how you can stop roach infestations. Learn more about the different types of roaches in your home, and what you can do to eliminate them.
Common Types Of Roaches
There are several different species of roaches but only a few that you'll see in the U.S. Here are the 2 most common types of cockroaches you'll see inside your home and tips on how to get rid of them:
Also known as palmetto bug or waterbugs
A reddish brown color with yellowish borders on the body
1.5 to 2 inches in length
American cockroach with the largest population
They have been known to fly
Live in dark, damp areas such as sewers, storm drains, steam tunnels, and outdoors in landscaping and tree holes
These Are Some of the Worst Cockroaches
Many reasons make the German cockroach one of the most harmful species. It is difficult for them to be seen in dark and cluttered places due to their dark antennae.
How do you know which Roaches are infesting your house?
- German cockroach Nigel CattlinGetty Images
- Brown-banded cockerroach Wi6995Getty Images.
- American cockroach. smuayGetty Pictures.
- It is a smoky brown cockroach. surasit bunnetGetty Images.
- Oriental cockroach. Goldfinch4everGetty Images. October 29, 2019
How do I determine what kind of rings I have?
There are many more…
What's the Commonest Household Roach
German cockroaches (Blattella germanica), is one of the most commonly found species.