Typically 1-2 inches long with hairy legs and a brown body, the cockroach is the #2 insect people dread to find in their home or business – second to bed bugs. Most cockroaches originated from tropical climates, but with worldwide trade, they have been transported all over the world. These highly-adaptable insects can live in just about any environment from extreme heat to extreme cold. Cockroaches are not only a nuisance insect to have in your home or office, but cockroaches are prone to carrying diseases.
Cockroaches prefer areas near food preparation or storage such as restaurants, hospitals, offices, and homes. They can enter your home or business through a variety of different ways such as cracks, crevices, vents, and pipes. It is also not unheard of for these insects to be carried inside in furniture, boxes, or even grocery bags. This can be problematic as they can carry diseases and contaminate food and utensils. Cockroaches can also destroy fabric and paper products as well as create stains and unpleasant odors.