Cockroach Exterminator Long Island and Queens, NY

Long Island, Queens Cockroach Infestation & Pest Control Services

A cockroach is a six-legged insect that is a common pest in New York residences and some commercial buildings. Cockroaches can have two pairs of wings, a leathery set of outer wings and membranous inner wings. Cockroaches and there droppings can contaminate your home or business environment and can transfer harmful bacterias such as salmonella and E. Coli to food processing surfaces and exposed food. Allergies and asthma symptoms can be aggravated by the dust created by cast-off cockroach skins after they have molted, dead cockroach bodies and droppings. Children and individuals with sensitive respiratory allergies are even more susceptible.

Top Quality Exterminating, a Long Island-based pest control company, can help in controlling a cockroach infestation. Our pest control experts offer a variety of proven cockroach control programs including a one-time services guarantee or Top Quality Exterminating can develop a maintenance plan designed to provide ongoing protection of your home or business in Long Island or Queens. Top Quality Exterminating pest control technicians will work with you to develop a comprehensive pest management program designed to eliminate your cockroach infestation quickly with a minimal use of insecticides.

Just about everyone knows what a cockroach looks like; they are everywhere. While it is often jokingly stated that if anything could survive a nuclear war, it would be a cockroach, the idea is clear - they are real survivors. There are over 4,000 different varieties of cockroaches, but only about thirty of them can comfortably live with humans. This number can be further reduced to include only four varieties which are the main species that cause problems in homes and businesses in America. There are four types of cockroaches commonly found in Long Island or Queens, New York:

  • American Cockroach: one of the largest cockroaches in the Northeast. It is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length with a reddish-brown body. The american cockroach is not a common Long Island pest.
  • Brown-Banded Cockroach: about 1/2 inch in length is light brown with two lighter colored bands running across the body. The cockroachwill nest in all areas of a structure. The Brown-Banded cockroach is not commonly seen on Long Island.
  • German Cockroaches: about 1/2 to 5/8 inches long, tan to light brown in color with two dark brown stripes on the body region just behind the head. The German cockroach female lives about 200 days. Each egg case that she lays includes thirty to fifty eggs. In her lifetime, she will produce between four to six egg cases. German cockroaches are clearly able to thrive and is among the most common household insects on Long Island.
  • Oriental Cockroaches: also known as waterbugs, are a large species of cockroach, measuring about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length at maturity. It is dark brown to black in color with a glossy body. They are not common household pests and are mostly found in sewers and commercial facilities.

Where do Cockroaches Live

Cockroaches live in groups and are attracted to humidity, warmth and darkness, they are commonly discovered in bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and sometimes bedrooms. Cockroaches secrete a pheromone (an attractant chemical) in their feces, which attracts other cockroaches. They dislike light and hide as soon as a light is turned on in a dark room, which can be used to find their hiding places. Egg cases of some species of cockroaches can be found cemented to and/or dropped inside kitchen cabinets, behind refrigerators, and under or behind stoves.

What do Cockroaches Eat

Cockroaches feed on a wide variety of food (grease, crumbs, pet food, wax, gum, left over food in empty food cans etc.). They also eat paper if it has glue on it, and some will feed on soap bars. Cockroaches can withstand long periods of starvation and can live for many days without water. While walking on spoiled food in garbage containers, cockroaches can pick up various bacterial organisms on their legs that they can later deposit on uncovered food. Cockroaches themselves are not implicated in the transmission of any diseases.

Controlling a Cockroach Infestation

Controlling a cockroach infestation around your home or business in Long Island and Queens, NY requires experience and an effective pest control strategy. While you can sometimes control an infestation using over-the-counter products, such as cockroach baits and boric acid, these bothersome pests need to be treated directly. Top Quality Exterminating pest control technicians have the experience to control and eliminate your infestation. For a Free no-obligation quote, contact Top Quality Exterminating today!

Ensuring your family's health and safety, all Top Quality Exterminating technicians follow a strict set of pest control guidelines, using products that are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our pest control technicians are registered and licensed with New York State and participate in a continuing education program in order to deliver the latest pest control techniques across Long Island and Queens, NY.

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