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Below is some information about pests that are found in the Rochester NY area.
Common to most Cockroaches
They have been found to carry the pathogens that cause tuberculosis, cholera, leprosy, dysentery, and typhoid and can also carry over 40 other bacteria or viruses that can cause disease.
For every cockroach you see, there are usually 200 more hiding in your walls, and they are multiplying!
A pair of cockroaches can produce up to 300,000 offspring in 1 year!
Adult American Cockroachs grow to an average length of around 40mm (1.6 in).
American Cockroach are reddish brown and have a yellowish margin on the body region behind the head.
Brown Banded Cockroach
Adult Brown Banded Cockroachs grow to an average length of around 13mm (.5 in).
Brown Banded Cockroachs are tan to light brown. It has two light-colored bands across the wings.
Adult German Cockroachs grow to an average length of around 15mm (.59 in).
German Cockroach can be tan to brown to almost black, and has two dark parallel streaks running from the head to the base of the wings.