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Oriental Cockroach in Michigan

Michigan Roaches

In Michigan, there are at a minimum five types of roaches found outdoors or inside homes or businesses: American Cockroach, German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Brown-Banded Cockroach, and Wood roaches. Out of the five species, the German Cockroach is the one to be concerned about as it likes to be indoors. However, in very humid conditions, the American and Oriental roaches may also be found indoors.

Time To Call A Roach Exterminator?

Learning that your home has a roach infestation, is one of the worst experiences possible. You might have seen a sign of their existence a year ago, but as they prefer darkness; you might not have seen them till now. Finding a cockroach does not mean you have an infestation, not even when you find a few big ones. Infestation is when they are breeding inside your home, and that can only be determined if you find roaches running around. You need to contact a roach exterminator. If you do not take care of this problem soon, it can cause a huge hygiene issue. CLICK HERE TO SAVE $25

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Wood Roach in Michigan

Roach Infestation

A female cockroach can carry eight egg casings, and each one can contain approximately 40 eggs. The female releases one sac every six weeks, and the nymph takes up to three months to grow into a fully mature cockroach. Finding a mate is not hard, and an average cockroach can live from 1 to 2 years depending on their living condition. If you do the rough math, you can have a good idea of how soon your house can be crawling with hundreds of cockroaches.

How Do I Prevent roach breeding & hiding areas

Cockroaches are not easy to get rid of, so it is advisable to put up prevention. The main things you need to cover all food, water, and shelter areas.

  • Repair any water leaks immediately. Do not leave empty pop/beer bottles under sinks.
  • Keep the floors clean, do not let trash cans become overfilled.
  • Clean dark and hard to reach areas such as behind and under appliances in your kitchen. Clean grease off stoves, don’t store paper/plastic bags stuffed in cabinets.
  • Seal all gaps in kitchen & bathrooms. Such as your back splash, passages where cabinets meet the wall, holes/gaps in drywall, baseboard edges that are not sealed.
  • Remove any trash or paper that may get behind your fridge or stove

Where do Roaches Hide

As cockroaches live in the dark, they prefer small spaces that are dark, moist, and warm. Cockroaches cannot survive in harsh weathers, which is why they look for shelter inside homes. The most common places for cockroaches to hide is in the kitchen area as it provides all of their necessities, dark, warm shelter, and easy access to food and water. Most cockroaches live below or behind refrigerators, stoves, and other appliances. Cockroaches can live for months without food, but will not survive for even a few days without water.

How do I get rid of Roaches

Controlling cockroaches is not as easy as it sounds, household cockroach killer sprays rarely work as they have no residual effect, only instant kill if you spray directly on them or they come across it when wet. For instance, a German cockroach killer spray will not work as efficiently on other species. Well advised to hire a roach control service that services your city like CJB as we are effective cockroach killers. But if you want to try and do everything possible to reduce breeding habits and hiding areas you can use the following steps

A thorough cleaning of your house, move all your furniture, clean all the closets, and when you clean your kitchen make sure you pull out all the appliances one by one and clean behind them. 

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Michigan's Most Common Roaches

There are many species of Roaches. But the most prevalent in the Metro-Detroit area are: 

  • German – brownish in color, ½ inch- 1.25 inches with black stripes behind their head.
  • American – more reddish, large, seen around sewer lines/pipes.
  • Oriental – Black in color, no stripes behind the head, ½ inch – 2 inches in size, originate from sewer lines as well.

Sticky traps can be used to determine the extent of the infestation. As cockroaches come out at night, they can decide what location inside the home has the heaviest activity

Roach Exterminator

CJB has the most aggressive approach in eliminating your current roach problem. After you call a professional roach exterminator and schedule an appointment, our staff will provide you with the necessary information to properly prep your home or business, helping to ensure the highest quality of treatment at the time of service. The exterminator is well prepared and educated to rid you of any cockroach infestation quickly, so you can rest easy knowing CJB will eliminate the problem promptly. We use the best combination of residual treatment, flushing agents, and baits.

Since cockroaches have many different species, we must determine which kind you are dealing with before providing the service. So please see our pictures on the webpage to identify what type of roach you have.

What Are The Signs Of A Heavy Roach Infestation

The most common sign of a roach infestation is their feces, as they leave behind dropping everywhere. They are mostly the size of a coffee bean, but larger roaches leave behind cylindrically shaped droppings. Another sign of infestation is a musty and oily smell, especially in the kitchen area. The last sign that will confirm a roach infestation is when you see small cockroaches running around inside the home in water areas (kitchen, bathroom, laundry) that are a clear sign of an infestation as they have started to breed.

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