Cockroach Extermination Services in Colorado

Cockroaches are pests that are most associated with unsanitary conditions. They can and will still get into clean homes as well as dirty ones. If you suspect that you have a cockroach infestation, call your Colorado Pest Pros exterminator to rid your home of the problem.

How to Control Cockroachs

The best way to control cockroaches is to keep your home clean. They are drawn to trash and food that has been left out. They are also drawn any source of food, and for cockroaches, that could mean anything as they are not picky about what they will eat.

The Cockroach Extermination 3-Step Process

  1. Identification of species. Once the pest professional has identified the species, they will know the best way to treat your infestation.
  2. Evaluation of the infestation. The pest professional will find the nests and evaluate home factors such as pets and children to determine the safest manner of extermination.
  3. Treatment. Once all the factors are evaluated, appropriate treatment will be applied.

Cockroachs: Did You Know?

  • Of the species found in Colorado, the German cockroach is the most concerning as they are drawn to food preparation areas. They are found in areas that are warm such as sinks, appliances, and furnaces. They are some of the smaller bugs of the species.
  • American cockroaches can grow up to two inches in length. They are mostly found in warm moist areas within commercial facilities, including sewers and heat tunnels.
  • Brownbanded cockroaches prefer a drier climate and tend to congregate in ceilings, furniture, appliances, and light fixtures. This species is smaller and most like the German cockroach breed.
  • Oriental cockroaches are the darkest in color and while not as small as the German and Brownbanded species, they don’t grow as large as the American cockroaches. They are most frequently discovered in basements and crawlspaces and most commonly infest during the spring and fall months.
  • Wood cockroaches live in woodpiles. They have a band of white that runs around their body behind their heads.
  • Although cockroaches have never been directly connected to individual epidemics, they are known carriers of disease.

There are 50 species of cockroaches found in the United States but only five species are found in Colorado: the German cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, the American cockroach, and the Japanese cockroach.

Cockroaches lay their eggs in a pouch of approximately 30 eggs at a time. The pouch is = the size of a bean. Female cockroaches will carry the pouch around until the pouch until the eggs are ready to hatch. The newly hatched cockroaches look just like the adults only they are smaller.

Cockroaches have flat bodies and grow to anywhere from half an inch to two inches in length. They range in color from a light tan to a dark brown depending on the species. Their body is covered in an exoskeleton that resembles a shield.

Cockroaches prefer to move around at night and hide during the day. If you do have an infestation, you will see them move quickly when you turn on the lights.