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American Cockroaches

Also known as Palmetto Bugs or Waterbugs, American Cockroaches are the largest cockroach in the U.S. American Cockroaches are considered one of the fastest running insects; they often dart out of sight when someone enters a room, and can fit into small spaces despite their large size. They have been known to fly.

American cockroaches are reddish brown in color and have a yellowish margin on their body

1.5 to 2 inches in length

American cockroaches usually lives in dark, damp areas such as sewers, storm drains, steam tunnels, and outdoors in landscaping and tree holes

Prefer warm, dark, humid environments in homes such as wall voids, crawl spaces, basements, utility rooms, or attics

Typically feed on decaying organic matter and a variety of other foods

American roaches are not commonly seen in homes

May move indoors during colder months seeking warmer temperatures and food through openings in the foundation

Granular bait formulations in attics and crawl spaces

Dust in attic and crawl spaces

Perimeter spray treatments

Perimeter granular bait treatments