COCKROACHES

Cockroach Pest Control

There are thousands of species of cockroaches, but Northeast Ohio typically only sees three types; the German cockroach, the Oriental cockroach and the American cockroach. Indoors, cockroaches are most often found near sources of food and moisture. Roaches commonly enter homes and commercial kitchens through cracks, cardboard boxes, electronics, furniture, produce and public sewer systems. In multi unit dwellings like apartments, condominiums, and townhomes, cockroaches travel through walls infesting rooms as they spread. Contact Absolute Pest Control for a FREE estimate on cockroach extermination.

Cockroach Control FAQs

  • My house is very clean, why do I have cockroaches? Cockroaches are most often brought home from the store or when items are delivered to the home. If you live in a multi-person establishment, they could be coming from your neighbor’s unit. A complete inspection of the home will help determine the source of the cockroach infestation.
  • Are the smaller cockroaches a different species of cockroach? While it is possible to have two types of roaches in your home, smaller versions of cockroaches are generally immature nymphs of the same species of cockroach.

Types of Cockroaches

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American Cockroach

American cockroaches almost always live outside the home, entering through cracks in the structure around pipes and sewer systems. These pests make their way indoors during exceptionally warm or inclement weather. American cockroaches are the largest roach in Northeast Ohio, they are also the only cockroach in the area that can fly. They are reddish brown in color and approximately 2 inches long. American cockroaches prefer rotten foods and warmer temperatures. Egg sacks are deposited in protected areas near sources of food.

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German Cockroach

German cockroaches are the most difficult roach to exterminate because their egg sacs are carried on their backs. These cockroaches nest in large numbers and are easily identified by the two vertical stripes on their head and back. German cockroaches are commonly found in cardboard boxes, grocery bags, furniture, and electronics, and quickly spread throughout the home. German cockroaches are attracted to warmth and typically live in crevices of microwaves, stove-tops, and underneath ovens. These pests also enjoy humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens which offer these pests a source of water indoors.

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Oriental Cockroach

Oriental cockroaches are both indoor and outdoor pests. They are shiny and dark brown or black in color. These cockroaches prefer damp, dark areas and are often found in crawl spaces, around drains and pipes, and in sewers. Oriental cockroaches tolerate cold better than most species of cockroach but prefer warmer temperatures.

If the covered pest returns within 6 months, so will Absolute Pest Control, at no additional cost to you.

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Read What Your Neighbors Are Saying

Deb Sweat
Deb Sweat
2022-03-24
Travis did a great job on my property today! He was very friendly and listened carefully to the additional things I was asking him. He sprayed inside the house and the perimeter, deck, shed and under the eaves, as well as laying several mouse baits. I used Absolute for the first time last year and was extremely happy with their service, professionalism, and the friendly technicians they have. I will continue to use them and recommend them to anyone who needs a great pest control company.
Thom Carolin
Thom Carolin
2022-03-23
Aaron and his associate did a quick and efficient disposable of a large bees’ nest in our attic. It was difficult to reach, but they got it out. Aaron took the time to explain a bit about infestation and how to combat it. He was thorough and knowledgeable. We will be using future services.
Phyllis Kreider
Phyllis Kreider
2022-03-20
Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, neat and they guarantee the solution. Highly recommend
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2022-03-19
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Marilyn Iwan
2022-03-17
I had a very good experience with the two gentleman that came to spray for carpenter ants. They were very professional, explained what they were spraying and the value is great. They are coming back in late April, Summer, and Fall. Great value! Thank you!!!
Ryan Bader
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2022-03-08
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2022-03-06
Professional, answered questions, addressed my concerns
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James Moore
2022-03-05
They were prompt and thorough
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Lynn Best
2022-03-03
We've been customers for a long time. Today's technicians were new to us and very professional, thorough and courteous. We're always happy with your service. Thank you.
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2022-03-01
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