Cockroach Information and Control: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas
Appearance About 5/8-inch long. Light to medium brown with two dark longitudinal streaks on the thorax.
Habitat Nocturnal; primarily infests areas close to food, moisture and warmth. Most commonly found around apartments, homes, supermarkets and restaurants.
How do they affect me? The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in sensitive individuals. They are also a sign of poor sanitation.
What should I do? Ensure your home practices good sanitation. The garbage should be taken out often, and all food should be in sealed containers. Food and crumbs should be cleaned after up every meal. Cockroaches are covered under our Home Pest Prevention program.
Photo Credit: Wm Jas