Cockroach Control Services In Jackson MS
Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, sometimes called Blattaria, of which about 30 species out of 4,600 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests.
Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm (1.2 in) long; the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 mm (0.59 in) long; the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, also about 15 mm (0.59 in) in length; and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 mm (0.98 in). Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and, contrary to popular opinion, extinct cockroach relatives and ‘roachoids’ such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species.
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Cockroaches are everywhere. There are a variety of ways that cockroach infestations begin based upon the type of cockroach. Many roaches enter homes and buildings from outside, through sewer openings, or by hitchhiking in furniture, boxes, electronic equipment, and other items brought into the home. Because each cockroach species is different, the cause for each infestation is different.
Here are some facts about the common cockroaches we find throughout Mississippi:
American cockroaches are primarily an outdoor species, but males are strongly attracted to light during the night, so they do find their way indoors, they prefer wet, cool habitats, but they live outside, usually only entering buildings through drains and foundations. German cockroaches often live indoors around wet, warm areas, such as in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. (They are especially attracted to the warmth of running appliances). German roaches are also usually brought into houses and buildings in moving boxes, appliances, and electronics.