Cockroaches are not only unwanted pests but a threat to human health by eating our food and leaving behind disease pathogens.
Roaches cause “food poisoning” in humans, and they contaminate food, food prep areas, dishes, utensils. But the major impact from roaches is their ability to cause asthma.
Four Common Roaches
There are basically four common roaches in this area:
German cockroach are the most common found in kitchens.
Oriental roach the “water bug” found in basements, crawlspaces, & cooler, damp areas.
American roach a larger roach which prefer boiler rooms, sewers, basements.
Brown-banded roach prefer higher temperatures, and nonfood areas like bedrooms. Food, water and shelter are the basic requirements for roaches to survive. Homes have all three of these requirements.