Cockroaches are one of the most common home invaders when it comes to pest infestation. Not only homes, but very commonly old buildings that house restaurants & local businesses. They are LARGE and fast and can be very unsettiling to anyone they cross paths with. They can also pose a health risk. Have you seen a cockroach in your home or business? Call us today.
Cockroach Services in Portland, Maine
Cockroaches have spiny long legs, lengthy antennae, and an oval flattened appearence. The color of cockroaches can vary depending on the species. In Maine we typically face issues with the German Cockroach that has two dark streaks running down their backs and is tan/light brown in color. Immature or young cockroaches are reffered to as Nymphs and although younger they resemble adult cockroaches. The biggest difference is their size and the absence or length of wings. If you think you have a cockroach infestation- don’t wait call us today.
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The female cockroach produces seven egg capsules at a time. Each of these capsule contain up to 48 eggs. One female cockroach can generate up to 35,000 offspring per year which explains why cockroaches sometimes seem to appear overnight in extremely large quanities. Typically you will find cockroaches in bathrooms and kitches as it is easy access to food and water. As the amount of cockroaches continues to grow they may find their way into other rooms. Cockroaches are not known to transmit disease to humans despite the fact that they carry disease organisms. They do however contaminate food and kitchen items like dishes and utensils through salivary secretions and excretment. This is what causes an unpleasent odor in some cases of cockroach infestation.
Once cockroaches have begun to infest the most important things to pay attention to and prevent is food left on surfaces or open in cabinets, water supplies controlled including any leaks or empty drink containers. Pet food should be contained and pet bowls consistently cleaned. If you suspect you have a cockroach problem contact as as soon as possible!
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Commonly live in dark, warm, and wet spaces like basements, sewers, drains, and pipes. Common in both residential & commercial properties.
Nests in both moist and decaying wood as well as brand new wood structures. Found in structures like chimmneys, windows, and doorframes.
Pose a health risk for humans & pets. Commonly found outdoors. They tend to nest along trails and woodlines.
Common rodents found in homes include squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats, and more.
Bed Bugs are commonly found is residential spaces but can also be found in hotels. They do not commonly spread disease however you will notice red itchy welts.
Not sure what type of insect you are dealing with? We can help you with our bug identification services.
Commonly found nesting in trees, bushes, and the eaves and roofs of buildings. Hornet nests can be extremely alarming and dangerous especially if a family member is allergic.
Other Common Pests
We like to identify a few of the most common pests on our website. However we are a full service pest control company meaning we will help you identify and service any rodent or insect- just give us a call.
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