Types of Cockroaches in Tennessee

There’s nothing worse than finding a cockroach scuttling through your kitchen. From its unpleasant appearance to its painful bite, these pests are notorious home invaders throughout the United States. As carriers of typhoid, salmonellosis, and a variety of other deadly diseases, they can even destroy the reputations of restaurants and stores by contaminating food.

Unfortunately, cockroaches are some of the most resilient pests that Tennessee residents and business owners have to deal with on a daily basis. Traps from the store may help some infestations, but when it comes to cockroaches, it’s critical to bring in pest professionals. Learn more about these unsettling invaders and contact U.S. Pest Protection to discover how we can eliminate them. 

Types of Cockroaches

From palmetto cockroaches to Madagascar hissing cockroaches, there’s a wide variety of cockroach species found all around the world. There are three types, however, that are most commonly found in Tennessee homes and businesses: the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach. Other common cockroaches pest include:

Discovering any kind of cockroach on your property is an issue, but some species are certainly worse than others. By educating yourself on the types of cockroaches you may encounter, you can be better prepared to avoid bites and other issues these invaders may cause. 

Found a cockroach in your home? Let U.S. Pest Protection’s experts identify it. Without proper training and protective gear, you may be putting yourself at risk of contracting diseases or being bitten. Schedule a free inspection with our team for peace of mind. 

American Cockroach

As one of the largest and most common cockroach species, the American cockroach measures around 2 inches long, and can survive indoors and outdoors. These reddish-brown cockroaches crawl or fly into homes and businesses in search of moisture, food, and dark areas to lay their eggs.

German Cockroach

The German cockroach may be one of the smallest species, measuring at only 0.25 inches long, but it is the most aggressive kind of cockroach you’ll have the displeasure of meeting. Light tan with two black stripes near the top of their heads, German cockroaches are known to deliver painful bites if you get too close to them.

Oriental Cockroach

Thanks to its black to reddish-black coloring, the Oriental cockroach has no problem sneaking around the dark areas of your home or business. Like other species, it is drawn to dark, damp areas, and feeds on human food waste.

Where to Find Cockroaches

As pests drawn to darkness, warmth, and moisture, cockroaches tend to lurk in your basement, under your sink, or around your bathtub or toilet. Additionally, the longer you leave dirty dishes and full trash bags in your kitchen, the more likely you are to discover some new roommates scuttling around the floor or countertops.

Get Rid of Cockroaches in Tennessee with U.S. Pest Protection

Stop cockroaches before they endanger the health and safety of your family, employees, or customers. U.S. Pest Protection is committed to solving cockroach problems for Tennessee residents and business owners with innovative, specialized pest control solutions. Not dealing with cockroaches at the moment? We’ll help you protect your property with preventative measures to ensure you never have to worry about an infestation. 

Take your first step toward getting rid of and preventing cockroaches from scuttling into your living space or workplace with U.S. Pest Protection. Schedule your free cockroach inspection and experience excellent pest control services today!

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