The American Cockroach is an extremely fast insect, in lab settings they have been recorded traveling at 50 body-lengths per-second. For a human to do the same we they would have to run at 210 mph. The American roach is one of the larger species averaging over an inch and half in length but can grow upwards of two inches. Even though its rather large the American Cockroach can get into small cracks and under doors you would not think it could fit through. Mature American Cockroaches are able to achieve flight for short periods of time.
The American Cockroach is a reddish brown color. On their pronotum you can find a yellowish or tan streak right behind the head. The American Cockroach is the largest of the cosmopolitan roaches.
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Despite its name the American Cockroach originates from Africa and the Middle East. Like other cockroaches the American roach found its way around the world in the belly of shipping vessels in the 17th century.
The American Cockroach has one of the longest lifecycles of cockroaches reaching over 2 years at an average of 700 days. During this life span females can lay egg sacs containing 9-10 eggs but they can be upwards of 90 in some cases. The American Cockroach can repeat this process 50 times in one lifecycle.
The American Cockroach is nonaggressive and similar to other roaches prefers to find an environment free of others that may bother it. They are likely to be spotted during times of low light or activity.
The American Cockroach is actually fond of warmer temperatures (84 degrees) and are intolerant to the cold, this means that during the winter or colder times of year is when you should be more aware of your homes protection. It may be hard to know if you have an issue with the American Cockroach, as they likely wont come out during the day or times of activity in the home. They will come out at night or inactive times that occur during low light.
The American Cockroach also has the nickname "Water Bug" because of its affinity for damp or moist habitats. They can also survive in warmer arid environments as long as there is a readily available source of water. As with other Cockroaches the American Roach is a scavenger and will eat pretty much anything, this leads to their often carrying deadly bacteria and viruses.
Not only does the American Cockroach pose a threat to humans similar to other Cockroaches, by spreading bacteria and viruses to potential food or prep stations. The American Cockroach also secretes an odorous liquid that if ingested not only changes the tasted of food but also can cause a severe allergic reaction in some humans. If you find yourself dealing with an infestation of American Cockroaches, Fortified Pest Management is here to help. Fortified Pest Management is fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured. We are family owned, Pet Friendly and ALWAYS come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Whether you need a residential or professional estimate we are here to help. From Pigeons to Roof Rats, Spiders to Termites, Scorpions to Bed Bugs we will help you sleep better at night.