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Did You Know?

A cockroach can live without its head.


A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes.

Cockroaches can run up to three miles in an hour.


The American cockroach has shown a marked attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.

Because they are cold- blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but only survive one week without water.


There are many different species of cockroaches, with three being the most prevalent in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland - German Cockroach, American Cockroach and Oriental Cockroach, with German and American being more prevalent than Oriental.

Cockroaches pose a far more complex nuisance than most people know. Cockroaches have been connected with illness such as salmonella poisoning and can set off asthma attacks in allergic individuals. Cockroaches that thrive in human waste and garbage often carry various bacterial and viral pathogens on their bodies and deposit them in their feces. These species will readily contaminate nearby food and food-preparation areas which can result in food poisoning, diarrhea, or dysentery.  The type of cockroach detected will determine the type of control method utilized.


The German cockroach removal is performed using either baiting or residual insecticide application. Baiting is less intrusive and requires little preparation or removal of people and pets. Bait is placed around the roaches' living space. Pheromone monitoring devices may also be used to trap the roaches during the baiting process. This can be effective for minor or new infestations, but it is not recommended for heavy ones. 

american cockroach dorsal view
Oriental cockroach

Oriental and American cockroaches require treatment from the exterior of the house. Eliminating harborage such as leaf litter, wood piles stacked against the structure, and other debris will help aid in control. Residual treatments are made to the exterior of the structure. This contributes to the most effectual roach control in your home. This type of roach does not typically infest the interior of a structure; however, they are often seen running across a floor after they have entered underneath a door. It is very common to find these types of roaches dead on the inside of a home on the day following treatment.

Affordable Pest Control's thoroughly experienced staff is part of what enables us to perform the most effective roach control in the area. Buying and maintaining a home is the biggest investment you will make in your entire life. Protecting it from roaches and other pests is a crucial part of protecting that investment and preserving its value. For expert roach control in the Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania or Eastern Maryland areas, please call 302-993-1016 to receive a free no-obligation quote..

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