Bradford & Son's Pest Services - "If it Bugs you, then it Bugs Me!" Insured &  Licensed
ROACHES
roach orientalOriental Cockroaches
Blatta orientalis
 
Color: dark brown, almost black
Legs: 6
Shape: Oval
Size: 1”
Antennae: yes
Flight: no; adults have nonfunctional wings
Habitat
They are found inside in damp basements, cellars, near drains, leaking water pipes, beneath refrigerators, sinks, and washing machines. They also infest walls, floors, and crawl spaces beneath your home. You can find them outdoors beneath decomposing leaves, under stones, or in mulching materials.
 
Health Risk
The oriental cockroach can contaminate food with bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning and can cause dysentery or diarrhea. Some people are allergic to roaches and some research shows that cockroaches can cause childhood asthma.
Property Damage
They can foul food, and can produce an unpleasant odor.
 
Prevention
Need to know how get rid of cockroaches? Eliminate wet or moisture areas by repairing leaking faucets. Seal cracks in foundations, around doors and windows, and along water, gas, and electric lines entering your home. Clean up spilled food and liquid and avoid leaving scraps of food or unwashed dishes in the sink or on counter tops. Sweep and vacuum floors often. Avoid leaving pet food out. Keep food in tightly sealed containers
 
American Cockroaches
Periplaneta Americana (L.)
 
 
 



roach american
Color: reddish brown with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head
Legs: 6
Shape: Oval
Size: 2”
 
Antennae: yes
Flight: yes; adults are winged
Habitat
These insects usually live in moist areas or where they have access to water. They prefer warm temperatures and dark places such as basements, sewers, and crawl spaces under homes or porches. Often, they live outside during warm summer months and move into structures during colder seasons.
 
Health Risk
They can contaminate food with bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning and dysentery or diarrhea. Some people are allergic to roaches. Also, some research shows they can cause childhood asthma. When your home is infested, we provide you with the best way to kill cockroaches.
 
Property Damage
The American cockroach can foul food, damage wallpaper, books, clothing, and can produce an unpleasant odor.
 
Prevention
Seal cracks in foundations, around doors and windows, and along water, gas, and electric lines entering your home. Clean up spilled food and liquid and avoid leaving scraps of food or unwashed dishes in the sink or on counter tops. Sweep and vacuum floors often. Avoid leaving pet food out. Keep food in tightly sealed containers.
 
 
 
 



roach brownbanded
Brown banded Cockroaches
Supella longipalpa
Color: brown with pronounced banding across wings
Legs: 6
Shape: Oval
Size: ½”
Antennae: yes
Flight: yes; adults are winged
Habitat
The brownbanded cockroach prefers to hide in warm, dry, elevated areas near the ceiling behind loose wallpaper, wall decorations, and light switch covers. They hide on the upper walls of cabinets, in pantries, and in dressers. Infesting upholstered furniture, and electrical appliances, such as televisions, stereos, toasters, clocks, and refrigerator motors.
 
Health Risk
They can contaminate food with bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning and dysentery or diarrhea. Some people are allergic to roaches and some research shows that cockroaches can cause childhood asthma.  
 
Property Damage
They are known to contaminate food, damage wallpaper, books, and photographs. They can also damage electric appliances such as televisions, stereos, and toasters. Also, these insects are known to eat the glue in furniture. The brownbanded cockroach tends to leave tiny dark brown droppings and cast skins on the areas they infest and can produce an unpleasant odor.  
 
Prevention
Inspect materials such as furniture, handbags, and luggage before bringing it into your home, especially if the item has been in storage or is being brought from another household. Clean up spilled food and liquid. Avoid leaving scraps of food on counter tops. Sweep and vacuum floors often. Also, avoid leaving out pet food. Keep food in tightly sealed containers.
 
 
 
 



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German cockroach
Blattella germanica (Linnaeus)
Color: light tan to brown
Legs: 6
Shape: flattened, oval shape
Size: ½” to 5/8”
 
Antennae: yes
Flight: adults have wings but rarely fly
 Habitat
Inside your home, German cockroaches can be found clustered behind baseboard molding, in cracks around cabinets, in closets and pantries, and in and under refrigerators, stoves, and dish washers. The infestation is large, if you see the roaches during the day. They often stay within 12 feet of food and water in kitchens and bathrooms. 
 
Health Risks
They can contaminate food with bacterial diseases that result in food poisoning and can cause dysentery or diarrhea. Some people are allergic to roaches and some research shows that cockroaches can cause childhood asthma.
 
Property Damage
German cockroaches can foul food, damage wallpaper, books, clothing, and can produce an unpleasant odor.
Prevention
Seal cracks in foundations, around doors and windows, and along water, gas, and electric lines entering your home. Clean up spilled food and liquid and avoid leaving scraps of food or unwashed dishes in the sink or on counter tops. Sweep and vacuum floors often and avoid leaving pet food out. Keep food in tightly sealed containers.
 
What we do to get rid of them:
 
 
We do an very aggressive approach that achieves 90-95% knockdown initially and application of growth regulators that break the life cycle of the young so that they are prevented from reaching sexual maturity. Bradford & Son's Pest Services has pioneered a method for getting elimination in 3 visits or fewer with this aggressive approach and has a whopping 1 year on-call warranty to back it up. You see a roach in the warranty period, you call us and we come at no charge