Will sleeping with a light on keep cockroaches away? Maybe.

Ever heard that sleeping with the lights on keeps cockroaches away? Sleeping with your lights won’t always deter roaches but it sometimes keeps them away for a few nights. This isn’t a long term solution, though, because roaches eventually get used to or become hungry enough to ignore the light. Most cockroaches are nocturnal, meaning…

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Smoky Brown Cockroach Identification & Control Tips

The smoky brown cockroach can grow to be one and half inches long and are a dark brown color. This cockroach is a strong flier with wings that go beyond its body. They are related to American roaches but are smaller and feed on plant material and decaying matter. They will commonly seek shelter in…

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Brown Banded Cockroach Identification, Prevention, & Control Tips

The brown-banded cockroach is one of the most invasive cockroach species alive. They love to infiltrate homes and offices to obtain food and shelter. These roaches were named for the distinguishing markings that are found on mature roaches and their young. Habits, Behavior, and Diet Unlike their counterpart, the German cockroach, who thrives in temperatures…

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Learn how to get roaches out of electronics in ONE day.

Cockroaches can get into places you wouldn’t think they could, including your vehicles and your electronics. In this article, we’ll teach you how to get cockroaches out of your electronics. We’ll also teach you how to know if there are roaches in your electronics and how to prevent them from getting into your appliances in…

7 Fast Ways to Remove Cockroaches from Cars

Getting cockroaches in your car is not as unusual as you’d think because many people eat on the go these days. In this article, we’ll show you how to get rid of roaches in your car. Cockroaches are perhaps the most resilient bugs on the planet. They run fast, hide in the tiniest of crevices,…

Does killing a cockroach attract more? Not often, but it can

Ever heard that killing a roach will attract more roaches? Normally, it’s the opposite. Both ruptured and unruptured dead cockroaches emit a scent (oleic acid) that repels other cockroaches. Researchers have observed similar behavior is observed in many types of insects. It seems the scent of their dead brethren serves as a warning for some…

Baby cockroaches in your home? Learn what they mean.

Finding a single baby cockroach can be scarier than finding several adult roaches scurrying across your floor because many folks aren’t familiar with the site of baby roaches. If you’re ever unlucky enough to see a white cockroach nymph (often confused with albino cockroaches), then you can assume that this one immature roach baby likely…

Palmetto Bugs vs Cockroaches? (They’re basically the same)

Trying to figure out the differences between cockroaches versus Palmetto Bugs? Palmetto bugs and the common American Cockroach are essentially the same insects, just different naming conventions. What are Palmetto Bugs? Well, in short, the Palmetto bug is a fancy nickname for the common American cockroach. The nomenclature appears to be regionally focused on Florida…

White Cockroaches or Albino Roaches? – The Difference is Crucial.

Picture this: You suspect nothing, go to the kitchen, flick the light on, get the coffee maker ready and out from under it scuttles one of nature’s many great wonders. A rare and beautiful sight. There, in all its glory, is the super elusive albino cockroach, making a break for the sink. If you’re quick…

How to get rid of sewer roaches from home

We all hate creepy crawly bugs. One of the worst ones out there to deal with are cockroaches. People often refer to cockroaches as sewer roaches or water bugs. There are 4,500 species of these insects on Mother Earth. For some of you, that’s more than what you were properly expecting to hear about, but…

How to get rid of Cockroaches (TOP roach removal tips)

All homeowners should learn how to get rid of cockroaches. You might not think you need to because you keep a clean, tidy home, but even a few roaches can sneak in and reproduce faster than you’d think. They can also migrate to an otherwise clean home by hitching a ride in corrugated cardboard (German…

Do roaches sleep? [Yes, they sort of rest during the day]

We’ve had several readers ask us if cockroaches sleep. Roaches don’t sleep the same way that mammals do, but cockroaches spend most of the day in a period of limited movement and rest. Entomologists call this a ‘period of immobility’, but most of us would call this sleep. Research has shown that roaches have a…

What is the best way to get rid of roaches? Clean & exclude.

Homeowners who struggle with roaches are constantly on the lookout for products and strategies that will quickly eliminate cockroach infestations with lasting results. Unfortunately, roaches are among some of the most resilient insects in the world. Complicating your efforts, cockroaches are also excellent hiders and rapid breeders. For every roach that you see crawling across…

Bugs that look like cockroaches (Water bugs, earwigs & more)

Cockroaches are often misidentified by homeowners. I think nearly everyone would agree that cockroaches are disgusting and quite a nuisance in the home. They come in many different variations, sizes, colors and quantities. They even have different appearances at different stages in their life cycle and these stages even vary from species to species amongst…

How to get rid of cockroaches in an apartment building

Roaches can vary; they can be large, small, alone, or in groups. They are all incredibly quick and sneaky making them difficult to get rid of. They are one of the most adaptable and efficient insects and breed very fast. One huge problem of having a roach problem in an apartment complex is that you…

Think You Have Cockroach Bites? Here’s How To Tell for SURE.

Wondering if cockroaches can bite humans? Roaches can indeed bite people. But it is quite rare for a cockroach to bite a human because the cockroach’s food supply is extremely limited. Though cockroaches, being omnivores, will eat plants and meat, human flesh is not on the top of their list of preferable foods.  They will…

German Cockroaches (How to Identify & Control German Roaches)

German cockroaches are small residential cockroaches that have a length of about half an inch and that have colors like tan and almost black, with two dark streaks that are almost parallel. This species is the one that has made people have a generally bad impression of cockroaches. The insect has wings, but they are…