Cockroaches are an ancient group of insects. Their adaptability has allowed this group of insects to thrive while others have become extinct. Cockroaches are a nocturnal species. They hide during the day and become active at night to forage for food. Cockroaches are scavengers and feed on a variety of food and non-food items. Cockroaches have flattened, oval-shaped bodies and six legs that are covered in spines. Their long antennae are usually the same length or longer than their body. Their bodies are usually black, brown, or reddish-brown in color. Cockroach nymphs look similar to adults, but are smaller in size and are wingless.
Three common cockroach species found in and around Providence, Rhode Island are the German, American, and smoky brown roaches.
Cockroaches are not aggressive, they do not typically bite people, and they do not sting. However, cockroaches are considered dangerous pests because of the large number of bacteria, parasites, and human pathogens they carry. Dysentery, salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, and E. coli can all be spread by cockroaches. Cockroach feces, saliva, and shed skins can trigger allergies and asthma attacks. This is especially true in the case of children or people with weakened immune systems.
Cockroaches have the potential to find their way into any home or business. Cockroaches typically make their way into residential and commercial properties while foraging for food. Smokey brown cockroaches are highly attracted to light and are drawn to the outside of buildings by outdoor lighting. Cockroaches enter homes and businesses through cracks and crevices in the foundation, gaps in siding, spaces around windows and doors, and open delivery doors. They also get inside through vents, ducts, or drains. Additionally, cockroaches can be accidentally brought inside in used furniture, appliances, cardboard boxes, deliveries, and on potted plants.
Cockroaches live and nest in a variety of places. Most species prefer warm, humid, and dark locations. Inside they like to hide out behind appliances, underneath cabinets, in drains, in laundry rooms, boiler rooms, and in pantry areas. Outside roaches live on trees, underneath mulch, in gardens, in trashcans, under piles of debris, and in sewers and drains. Smokey brown cockroaches can be found gathering in doorways, decks, porches, and other areas where outdoor lighting may be found.
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Doing the following in your home or business and around your property can help to prevent problems with cockroaches in the future:
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