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Cockroaches can be found across the North American continent. As a resident of Winnipeg, you’re going to encounter them from time to time. If they’ve snuck into your home, you have serious problems to deal with. Today, researchers have identified roughly 4,000 cockroach species. The good news is that only a small minority of them are going to invade residential structures. Roughly five species or so are common invaders of Winnipeg residents and businesses. Before you can do anything, you must know which cockroach you’re dealing with. Take the time to identify the species so you can rectify the problem before it worsens.
Once you’ve done that, fixing the problem will prove to be quick and easy when you work with us.
Which Cockroaches Are Found In Winnipeg?
Remember that only certain cockroach species are found in Winnipeg. It is pertinent to find out more about these species so you can be ready for anything that comes your way.
The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches in our area. It often reaches 5/8ths of an inch and will be either tan or light brown. German cockroaches are easy to spot thanks to their small size and the dark stripes on their head. One thing to know about German cockroaches is their breeding capabilities. They can breed rapidly so your infestation is going to worsen swiftly. These cockroaches tend to take shelter under the warm appliances in your home.
Although they’re called American cockroaches, they’re still found in Canada. You won’t miss them because they’re larger than other cockroaches. At the maximum, these cockroaches can reach two inches in length. American cockroaches create a handful of problems because they live for a long time, and they can fly. It takes American cockroaches a long time to fully infest a structure. They are found in steam tunnels and sewer systems most commonly. If you have them around your home, you likely have a busted sewer pipe or something similar.
Pennsylvania Wood Cockroaches
Canadian residents may encounter Pennsylvania wood cockroaches. They’re commonly found in Pennsylvania and all nearby states. They can travel to Winnipeg from time to time. Pennsylvania wood roaches reach three-quarters of an inch. They usually do not reproduce inside homes. Plus, they’re rarely pests in our area. They tend to invade properties because they’re looking for blocked rain gutters and wood siding.
Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches
These small cockroaches only reach a third of an inch. Spotted Mediterranean Cockroaches made it to North America sometime during the mid-1900s, but they’re native to Europe. They don’t enter homes often. Instead, you’re going to find them hang out near your outdoor foliage.
Oriental cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches in Winnipeg. They can grow over an inch and tend to be dark. Female members of the species do not have wings. Males develop wings and they can sometimes cover three-quarters of their bodies. These cockroaches are cold-hardy. Therefore, you’re going to find them living outside and feeding on feces and garbage.
Smokey Brown Cockroaches
Smokey brown cockroaches are sometimes found in our area but not often. Still, they might travel to our city by hiding in a shipping box. At the maximum, they’ll reach an inch and a half in length. They’re primarily found in the southern United States but can travel elsewhere.
Surinam cockroaches can be found in our area. One unique thing about this species is the fact that there are no male cockroaches. Instead, all Surinam cockroaches are female. Despite this fact, you’ll find that Surinam cockroaches can breed prolifically. The female cockroaches hold eggs until they’ve hatched. Once this happens, they’ll give live birth to the baby cockroaches.
Finally, you’ll likely encounter brown-banded cockroaches. They’re small than the rest since they are only rich half an inch. You’ll also appreciate the fact that these cockroaches aren’t common today. They can infest residences from time to time, but they’re rare in our area.
What Leads To Cockroach Infestations?
You may be curious to find out why cockroaches are going to infest your home. Ultimately, they’re going to do so for a handful of reasons. In some cases, cockroaches invade homes because they’re looking for food. Others could be searching for busted sewer pipes.
Cockroach Health Hazards
Ultimately, cockroaches are one of the most dangerous pests in our area. Once they’ve invaded your residence, the risks are immense. Therefore, you cannot ignore the problem. Doing so will let the problem worsen and increase the risks. Remember that we’re always eager to help residents of Winnipeg MB. Cockroaches don’t bite or sting, but they can contaminate food and spread illnesses. They’ll also make life harder for people with asthma. Since cockroaches thrive in feces and garbage, they can spread bacteria and make people sick.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
You must find a way to eradicate the cockroaches in your home as quickly as possible. Our technicians are here to help. We offer comprehensive cockroach services. Therefore, we can help you identify the species, eliminate the roaches, and prevent them from returning. When you’re ready to deal with the problem, contact us. We won’t stop until the pests in your home are gone. Although you can try fixing the problem on your own, doing so is not a good idea. Unfortunately, DIY methods can be dangerous. If you want to rectify the problem safely, call us. We’ll take care of the problem for you.
When Can You Begin?
Be sure to call our office as quickly as possible. After you’ve called us, we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
Safer Cockroach Treatments
Our technicians are serious about protecting you and your loved ones. Unlike our competitors, we’re not going to use dangerous chemicals in your home. Instead, we use products approved by the EPA. Therefore, we’re confident that these products are going to keep you safe. We’ve trained our technicians thoroughly so they can fix the problem while protecting everyone involved. When you pick us as your Winnipeg exterminator, you can guarantee that you’re going to be in good hands.
Preventing Invasions Of Cockroaches
It can be difficult to keep cockroaches out of your home. When they’re inside, you should do what you can to get rid of them. Then, you need to keep them out. Thoroughly clean your home to ensure that they cannot find food in your home. Don’t forget to seal your home’s outer walls too. Once you’ve done this, it’ll be much harder for these pests to invade.