Get rid of the Cockroaches

You will encounter many different types of roaches in Arizona. The most common ones are the American, German, Oriental, Brownbanded and Turkestan cockroaches. All these types of cockroaches share some similarities, however, there are many important differences between them. Allied Pest Solutions technicians tailor cockroach treatments to each individual problem.

Cockroach infestations are not always caused by lack of cleanliness. Cockroaches are attracted to many different food sources, which includes everything from chips, crackers and dog food. However, the key to preventing cockroach problems are sealing cereal, crackers, and pet foods in airtight containers. We also recommend to clean and place metal baskets in all drains, fix leaks and caulk around drains/faucets and to not over water any landscaping.

After the initial cockroach treatment, you will notice an increase in activity. This is because the products we use flush the roaches out of their hiding spots. It can take several treatments to get the problem under control. Our certified technicians will conduct ongoing inspections and treatments to make sure progress is being made. They will work one on one with you to let you know the exact cockroach you’re dealing with and what to expect from the treatment.

Types of Cockroaches

Here are a few facts about the common cockroaches you will find throughout Phoenix:

American Cockroach

American cockroaches – like wet, cool areas, they live outside, usually only entering buildings through drains and foundations.

German Cockroach

German cockroaches- often live inside around wet, warm areas, such as in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental cockroaches- like wet, cool environments and tend to live indoors, usually in basements, near pipes and drains, and in wall voids, especially in bathrooms

Brownbanded Cockroach

Brownbanded cockroaches- like dry, warm places and live and nest indoors, they often nest in higher locations, such as in ceilings and in picture frames.

Turkestan Cockroach

Turkestan cockroaches- are normally an outdoor species, but males are strongly attracted to light during the night, so they will occasionally find their way indoors.