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large american cockroach

Contaminates Food

Difficult to Eradicate

Hazard to Health


Spreads Illness

Structure Invading

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american cockroach infestation


There are over 4000 different species of cockroaches in the world. However, there are only four species that are considered problem pests in New York: the American cockroach, the German cockroach, the Oriental cockroach and the brown-banded cockroach. Cockroaches are six legged insects that have two sets of wings. They range in size from 5/8 to 1 ½ inches in length.

Why are they in my house?

Cockroaches are attracted by food, warmth, shelter and moisture. They can be introduced into a home in bags, boxes, or luggage from just about anywhere. They may also simply come inside your house from outdoors while foraging for food. Cockroaches are nocturnal insects; some common places to find them are under the kitchen sink and under the refrigerator.

Are cockroaches dangerous?

Cockroaches are known to spread many different diseases and can cause serious health issues. They pick up many bacteria and pathogens while walking through infected areas and their droppings also contains bacteria. They can spread salmonella, cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and can cause asthma.

What does it take to get rid of cockroaches?

Cockroaches are very difficult to exterminate once they have infected an area. Over the counter pesticides may kill the individuals that you see, but they do nothing about the multitudes of bugs that are hiding in your home that you cannot see. The only sure way of getting rid of the cockroaches in your home or business is to call a professional New York pest control company. Parkway Pest Services can help you rid your home of any of the cockroaches that are common in New York.

How soon can you get here?

At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.

Is the treatment safe?

Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques; meaning treatments are much safer for you and your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting and the exclusion of pests.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Cockroaches can be difficult to prevent. Most often they are drawn to areas of poor sanitation. Cleaning well and often is the best way to keep cockroaches out. The Gold Package from Parkway Pest Services provides protection from all species of roaches in New York. Contact us today for more information.

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